Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The garden center I go to didn't have any lemon cucumber plants for me to buy! Those were so tasty and refreshing last summer. I did leave space so if I come across any, I'll have room to put them in.
But everything else is in. Strawberries plants abound! And I bought a cherry tomato plant and a watermelon(!) plant too. Then I have seeds for peas, carrots, spinach, and red leaf lettuce that I also put in. And we got a good dumping of water over the weekend so everything should be well watered.
Also this weekend we bought some grass seed. It's supposed to work really well in shade and it is supposed to be able to take over weeds. So maybe under our trees will no longer be the haven for weeds and baby trees that it currently is. We seeded this weekend and then you are supposed to do it again in the fall and then AGAIN in the next spring and that's when you start really seeing the results. If I remember, I'll let you know next year how it went.
Our long weekend was pretty good. We gardened (obviously) and I had my class and my favorite author (Robert J Sawyer, SF writer) was in town so we went to a reading and he signed my book. I made a pecan pie. Which is fabulous but really not healthy in anyway :D And we made roast beef which neither of us had ever done before and it came out really moist and tasty! Yay for experiments going right!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I'm bored at work even though I have work that I should be doing. So I'm doing everything I can to get as many SparkPoints as I can.
So uh, what's up with you?
Monday, May 17, 2010
We're at the halfway point (wah ) so the instructor changed our circuit around. We're using a lot more machines this time which is good, this way we can learn to use them properly. I think it will be tougher too. I'm feeling it this morning and it was only one circuit through (because she spent the first half of the class showing us what we are going to be doing).
Next weekend is the long weekend. I wonder how many people are going to show up for class. Yesterday there were only four of us. Next week it might be me and the instructor! I don't understand that mentality of not showing up. We paid good money for this class, I want to get everything I can out of it. I am going to be missing the class after next weekend but that's because I paid even more money for the Motorcycle Safety Course. SO CLOSE NOW!!!
I've driven by the location of the course a couple of times in the past weekends, just to take a quick peek at what they are doing. I'm getting nervous about it. I'm sure that I'll pass, I just don't like going into new situations where I don't know what is going to happen. And I really need to remember to buy some moisture wicking socks. My motorcycle boots do not breathe AT ALL so on a warm day, my feet are soaked through. I don't know how much wicking socks would help but anything is better than potentially having a puddle in my boots at the end of the day. Probably a moisture wicking shirt too because while my jacket breathes, it really only works when we're traveling, not so much when I'm just standing there in the sun.
I'm investigating gyms here in Winnipeg. I really like my w&w class and I wish it would continue on. So I'm looking for a gym that has lots of classes, that are available when I am - ie - not during the day. I've heard good things about GoodLife Fitness (the gyms in Superstores) and the Seven Oaks Wellness Institute, which is in a hospital and has a pool. I've joined a Winnipeg Spark community to ask for other places to check out.
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