Jackdaddy has a bit of a coffee habit.
"A bit." HAHAHAHAH
Um, but anyway, he bought this gazillion dollar machine off Ebay for so not a gazillion dollars and rebuilt it.
Now we have restaurant grade coffee every morning. And evening.
Decaff for me because coffee is like crack to my brain.
I like to drink a big cup of caff when my boys are out of town and I've got 48 hours to garden.
Mmmm, gardening on crack. SO fun!
He orders super fancy green beans off the Oracle and roasts them himself. (That's hisself in Texas.)
Dammit, now I really want a cup.
Look at this wacky little thing I found on the side of the road this weekend.
The box, not the chicken.
I think it was some kind of bookshelf thing, but, to me? RAISED BED.
Perfect little raised bed goodness of love and rainbows.
I shoulda painted it, but it seemed like too much trouble.
You know how it is... sometimes you paint, sometimes you don't.
Melba likes it. She likes boxes and such.
Anyway ... side-of-the-road-box-thing means trip to the nursery!
Tierra para jardines, beatch.
Then I got a little helper to write the markers for me.
These are StrawBrerries.
Don't you love those precious little filthy hands?
Dirty hands make light work.
Or whatever that saying is.
Dirty hands make strawberries.
After we planted them Finn said, "We just planted LIFE."
Look at that #$&$^% chikkin getting ready to nibble.
Her head is in perfect position for you-know-what so she'd better watch it.
(Just teasing. That's Melba. She's my favorite.)
Isn't it just crazy that I live in a place where we can plant strawberries in November?
This is the good side of Texas weather.
Yep, November and the nurseries are still crowded as hell.
While I was getting soil, I treated myself to two Firebushes. (Hamelia patens)
When I drive in my carport, I have a view of the ugliest part of my yard.
Well, second ugliest.
I've been waiting for some hardscaping to go in, but that looks like it's gonna be a while so ... . After waiting 6 years for it, I finally just planted some damn plants there.
Maybe now that I planted stuff, the hardscaping will magically happen.
(Sometimes that works, you know.)
These puppies should nice and showy next year or so.
Probably more like or so.
I also got suckered in to buying some of those cutsie Violas.
They're actually too cute, but who I am to resist?
I paired them with some succulents.
The good kids with the tough kids. Let em duke it out.
Lest you think I spent all my time outdoors:
Nay! Tis not true.
We spent a lot of time playing this super, super fun new game we got called LABYRINTH.
You can read more about it HERE. (Boardgamegeek.com is sooooo good!)
Jackdaddy has the uber-advantage over me and Finn due to his engineer brain.
Must. visualize. every. move. available. 400. times. or. will. self. destruct.
I gotta give it him though, he kicks our asses.
Last thing ...
Learning the states and their capitols.
Homeschooling is a trip, man.
You think you got it going on and then, one day, someone starts to play a game with your kid in which you need to name several states.
Some of Finn's guesses included: China, Australia, and Austin.
My kid can speak and read Russian, but thinks China might be a state.
Yea, um, so, we're learning them, and where they go and their capitols.
I know all the states, but damn if I know where they all go.
Waiting for the school police to arrive as we speak.
If Mississippi lent Missouri her New Jersey, what would Delaware? Idaho, Alaska!
Say it out loud and proud, silly gooses.
(States ditty courtesy of my oldest BFF, Cory Walsh Delise, who also knows all the words to the Slinky song.)
How 'bout you?
Know all the states and their capitols?
How was your weekend?