Sunday, April 17, 2011

Staying busy....

in the yard and in the sewing room. That's what I've been up to lately.

Dear Younger Daughter and I are starting an herb garden. I use lots of fresh herbs when cooking, well, when I have them on hand. I got tired of paying $3 for five sprigs of rosemary, when I could buy an entire plant for that price. And they don't keep for long either. I've had to throw quite a bit out. It's like throwing away money. I bought my rosemary plant for $3.50. Very nice......

We have rosemary, oregano, thyme, parsley, sweet mint, and basil. Can't wait til Monday, when Dear Younger Son helps me put in the beds.

We also picked up a tomato plant and a bell pepper plant. I think I may end up picking up a few more plants on Monday....we'll see. :)

And, if you read my quilting blog, you'll see that I've been sewing up a storm. I've finished three quilts (one lap size, one wall hanging and one table topper). And, I've spent most of the day today in the sewing room, having lots of fun.

Dear Hubby seems to have hit another plateau and we're dealing with his limitations pretty well right now. He's staying busy during the day on Facebook, writing encouraging words to his many friends. It's slow going, with him typing one finger at a time, but he's faithfully doing it.

Hope you all find a few moments today to enjoy a bit of sunshine....well, at least here in the south the sun is shining. All our curtains are open and the mornings and evenings are pleasant.


WhiteStone said...

I have perennial thyme and oregano...sure wish rosemary could survive our winters! Glad to hear your hubby is doing well. I like to read his posts when he puts them online.

Living on Less Money said...

How thankful I know you must be for the days when life is a bit easier. I'm glad to hear your husband is stabilized for now. We're thankful for those days, too. I have one thyme plant that made it through the winter (I protected it). I would love to grow basil.