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June 17th, 2008 (07:35 pm)

current mood: silly

So, yesterday ended up being a lost day as clumsiness and brain-death ruled. Fortunately, the worst casualty ended up being my pride more than anything when I accidentally (lightly) sliced myself on the mandolin when preparing a quick and easy dinner. It was only a light slice so it looks like my finger lost in a disagreement with a kitty. ^^; Unfortunately, it's acting like a couple of deep paper-cuts, so I've been careful about handling anything that could lead to unpleasantness (like lemon or salt).

Knitting was equally disastrous as I ended up tinking each row twice while my brain slowly caught on to the idea of functioning and following the pattern. *sigh* I made a whopping 3 rounds of net progress per sock. >.>

Talking to the male parental, we're thinking about re-doing the garden next year. I'd like to get a few more regular things in like carrots and maybe lettuce or cabbage, but... I don't want slugs, carrots are a toughie in this household (not much liked), corn got vetoed almost before I brought it up (disposal of the stalk...), which leaves...?? Carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, radish(?), zucchini(??)... ...I get the feeling veggies from the garden isn't going to happen and it'll be veggies from the farmers' market. ^^; Maybe I'll be able to try for some herbs or something instead. :P

And the city is selling composters this weekend, so we'll probably be stopping by and getting one. Don't know how the capacity will be for this house, but hopefully it'll work. ^^; I think everyone here's been thinking we need one because of all the vegetative waste that gets produced.

Ah well. Here's to tonight being more productive. At least I'm not typing one-fingered with my right hand as much today. :P


Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: June 18th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)

I feel the need to poke you about GW and IW.

(At least have something when I return to the states? Pretty please?)

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: June 18th, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)

Ack! Be careful of mandolines! *whimper*

I suggest peppers! Peppers! Remember that tomato plants produce bushels and bushels of tomatoes in a short period of time. I suggest being prepared to do a lot of canning.

The herbs idea is a good one, I think.

Take care of that cut! *pours tea*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 19th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)

^^; I take it you've also had a run-in with them? I think of the 2-3 times I've used one, I've sliced myself twice now. >.>

The funny thing with tomatoes is that normally we get to varieties: one that matures early and one late. Unfortunately, the tomatoes all ended up ripening at the same time so we ended up with plenty of tomatoes for a very short time. *sigh*

I'm definitely thinking I'll try out herbs again. ^_^ Do you perchance grow them? My luck's been mixed with them. When I grow them, I have nothing to use them for?? ^^; That and they end up quite leggy. >.<;

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: June 19th, 2008 11:33 am (UTC)

Fortunately, I haven't. *touch wood* But I've always been rather terrified of them and insisted on using the cap thing. It's pretty lame, but… (When I was working in Georgia, we had a steel-thread glove that we used. That was pretty awesome. ^_^

I don't really have experience with herbs. I think to keep them from getting leggy, you have to trim/use/cull them fairly regularly. Maybe dry some? (And send them to Toronto! What?)

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Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 19th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)

*laughs* That description can only be from experience! :P Cheers for the info and the laugh! :D

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