Monday, April 25, 2011


Geraniums 2010 001

Purchased my red geraniums yesterday.   Now I need to get some Miracle Gro Potting Mix.   Summer officially begins around here when I get those pots planted.

I made a delicious platter of Twice Baked Potatoes for dinner yesterday.  Forgot to photograph them.  Will make them again soon and post to my blog.

We had the most fun Easter weekend with the four of us all home at the same time.  Our daughter came home from school and there was lots of eating, watching movies, shopping, dying Easter eggs, eating chocolate and trips to Gnam Gnam for gelato  for three days straight.

A woman at the Dermatologist’s office this week stole the magazine I was in the middle of reading when the receptionist called me up to the desk for a question.  I turned it upside down on my chair when I got up.  It was gone when I got back to my chair and she just kept on reading pretending it was hers all along!

New wires for my braces this week.  Very tender chewing right now.

It’s just not natural to be a passenger in the car with your 17 year old son.  It’s just not!

I planted my radish seeds and some green onion seeds this week.  I am already battling the Bermuda grass.  And my red skinned potatoes are growing.

New chairs for the patio!  We only got the chairs because we didn’t like the table that came with the set.  Our old table works but might need a coat of black paint.  And I’ll keep my eyes open for a new table but right now we are good.

I finished Bossy Pants by Tina Fey.  Very Enjoyable.   I am reading The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz now.

I think this is a topic that people whisper about.  Shh…….Have you ever had pantry moths?  We had to pull everything out of the pantry.  Examine each package for evidence of moths.  All flours went in the trash.  When in doubt ….we threw it out.   Removed all the shelving.  Washed the walls.  (If you have ever swatted and killed one of these moths, they leave a gray/black powder on the wall and it smears.  GROSS!)  Then we painted the walls and ceiling with a washable bright white paint.  Let it all dry, moved the shelving back in and all of the food.  What a job.   We are now moth free. We added a very discrete moth trap in there too…just in case.  Just thought you might like to know. 


Lynn said...

If the only thing holding us back from nicer weather and summer is your geraniums... get on it woman! Sounds like you had a great Easter weekend:@)

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I loved The Sweet Life in Paris. It was funny but yet had good recipes. We are riding our bicycles from the top to the bottom of France this September, so I am honing my "Frenchness." Next on my reading list is The Paris Wife about Hemingway's first wife.

Tee said...

Oh, I so agree about riding with teenagers! And the magazine thing? Sheesh, some people.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Sounds like you had a great Easter! We did too! Love your geraniums, they are one of my favorites and I'm looking forward to picking up some when it warms up in New England!

Jo said...

Love the flowers! We are actually getting some nice weather this week ~ yea!

Braces ~ just found out I have to get them {again} because my bite is off and will cause problems later on ... what about the first 3.5 I wore them?

Passenger ~ while my son was home over Easter he drove and I must admit I rather enjoyed it. Wonder if hiring a personal driver will fit in our budget now that he is back at school? :)

Moths ~ have not had those {nor do I want to} but we did have a family of field mice move it. UCK! They have since "left" with a little encouragement ;)

Have a great week ~

Laura said...

For dry foods, there's dry canning. In essence, you put the dry goods into canning jars, seal and put into a low oven. When they're shelved,they are preserved for a long time.

The enchanted home said...

So funny about the comment about it not being natural to be in the car with your 17 year old Hilariously true, or your 16 year old or 18 year old for that matter. My sons love twice baked potatos...oh boy do they! Loved The Sweet Life in Paris. Glad you had a Happy and relaxing Easter and thanks so much for stopping off at my blog and for your kind comments!! Will be back to yours......

Ti said...

No pantry moths but I had mice come out from undert the hood of my van, at 75 mph!