Hi Roxie and Kim,
I hate to admit it, but I am just a little jealous of these gardening opportunities spring is presenting up there. We have geared down over here but with our mild climate some hardy vegetables can be grown here in the winter months too. (Broccoli cabbages, turnips and such.) We have had to lay off the broccoli family of veggies for awhile because the small white butterflies who lay their evil children on their leaves were rampant and hand picking became too much for my weak back. Then too, we planted kale, which I adore, and it attracted every caterpillar and egg laying insect known to man.
I am hoping next year we can try again with these types of vegetables.
My son loves to mountain bike too, Roxie. It's something he has really gotten into the past couple years and it has really opened the door for new friendships as they work on trails and what not.
Funny you should mention Mountain biking...
I have a heartfelt request on behalf of my "sort of hometown" where I grew up for all those who may take a peak at these posts. A company, Bell Helmets, is sponsoring a contest where they will donate 100,000.00 dollars towards the building of a state of the art Mountain Bike trail. There are three finalist areas of which Knoxville, Tennessee is one of them. I am hoping that those of you who have no real interest in the other "inferior areas"
would consider voting for Knoxville. It is as easy as breathing...just takes 1 click and you do not have to give any information whatsoever. Okay...here's the link... http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=70d ... 242ce6e75f
Please give it some thought and imagine the big ole grin on my face when I hear the good news that Knoxville wins.
Okay surely you can come up with a better reason then that... But anyway, I would really appreciate a Knoxville vote.
Kim, I am laughing at your post now as I missed the humorous sarcasm first time around...
Crazy time at Sunrise Landing, should only last about eight...months.
You poor thing... but I love your attitude! You rock lady!
Well, as I think about what I wish to accomplish today...I think it may involve mowing the yard... something that has, thankfully, slowed as winter has now arrived in all its bluster. (Okay, trying not to be smug as I put on a mere light jacket.
) If it makes you feel any better... and this puts me right back in my place, I would give my eye teeth (not really) to stand out in the middle of the back yard in a heavy snow fall. It isn't going to happen, I suspect in three lifetimes. But I suppose being happy with what we do have...(and G and I were just talking about our overlooked blessings this morning) is part of living a fulfilled and joyous life.
Big ole hugs for my two awesome friends!