Friday, May 30, 2008

Something Else to Worry About?

I don't wear a lot of makeup at one time, but I do wear some and I wear a moisturizer everyday. When I saw this list of chemicals in makeup that should be avoided, it freaked me out a little. What do you think? If you do worry about this kind of thing, do you have any products that you recommend? I checked the Aveda website and they proudly claim the nice sounding ingredients in their products, but I hardly doubt that their soaps only contain grapefruit and fairtrade love.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Weekend Gratitude

1. a very sweet and long-overdue phone conversation that banked in at just under two hours.
2. sleeping in every single morning of this three day weekend.
3. having the scooter all fixed up and cruising around town.
4. a big bunch of strawberries all cut up and calling to me from the fridge.
5. cutting out weekday coffee and really, really enjoying it on the weekend.
6. signing up for a CSA for the summer.
7. lots of down time with my sweetie pie.
8. tearing up our yard and re-dreaming what it'll look like.
9. sleeping with the windows open.
10. not doing one little bit of the cleaning I should have done.
11. lots of reading.
12. catching up on all my internet reading, too.
13. catching up with friends bearing bananas.
14. coughing out more phlegm that I knew could possibly exist. (Strangely satisfying)
15. lilacs blooming by the garage and covering up kitty litter smells from our garbage cans.
16. not thinking one little bit about going back to work until this very second.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Boring Alert!

This one right here is my very favorite kitchen gadget. Now if only I could find something to peel the freaking garlic for me, then I'd really go to town with all the herbs in my little garden...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Weekend Goodness

This weekend was the perfect dose of fun, relaxing, working in the garden with the perfect amount of sun, and just bought a new hat and wore it all weekend long goodness. Here's a little of what's been going on in the garden...

This guy protects my new herbs from the giant bunnies that rule our neighborhood after dark.

I don't know which is worse: our view of the alley, or the alley's view of us? These tires and trumpet vines are my attempt get us a bit more out of sight.

Here's Z planting our tree the day after Mother's Day. It will be kinda cool if this tree can be planted in the same year our little babe arrives.

We have the saddest, most sprout-up-where-ever-it-will-look-the-stupidest-and-be-the-most-inconvenient tulips I have ever seen. This one would stick its tongue out at me if it could.