Monday, October 26, 2009


I have always been a sucker for morning dew.

Cheesy, I know, but when it's on my plants, BEAUTIFUL!!

Hello dew, nice to meet you.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


My uncivilized mess...

Monday, October 19, 2009


Well, without the being home or the schooling. Alexia has been giving me a heck of a time when she is at school or "shopping" with her friends. After another suspension I talked to her Vice Principal about Virtual School, which is something really cool that Florida offers now. It is a Florida public school. You can take classes to get ahead, catch up, or complete your schooling. All grade levels too! The VP said although she hates to see a kid leave school, even if only temporarily, she also believes that not every environment is right for every kid, and that Alexia might really do well with this right now. And I agree. There are a couple of reasons I feel this might be a good idea. 1. I can keep on top of her schoolwork/progress in ways I haven't been able to do with her at school, even though I have tried for years and years, working with her teachers, etc. 2. She admitted she doesn't think she can say no to her friends right now and if they ask her to do something crazy at school, she just might.
The fact that she doesn't seem to be able to stand up for herself to her friends makes me sad, and wonder what else I could have done to empower her, but I also remember being unable to say no alot myself as a teen so...
I have tried the counseling route, the guilt route, and the act-like-a-grown-up route so I am hopeful this path will be the right one. Or at least the good enough right now one. Wish me/us luck!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

More garden

It is growing! Waiting on stuff I can eat


Culantro (cousin to cilantro)

Garden view

Garden view 2

View from garden :)

Italian Parsley.... and weeds



Zucchini...and weeds

Plus some weeds...

Friday, October 9, 2009

Garden Trois

And it continues. I was really worried when I had the flu and couldn't summon the energy towalk outside for almost two weeks that my poor newbie garden would die, but so far, most things are growing. The problem I (now!) realize I made was planting tiny stuff together, and big stuff together, so now my garden looks full on one side and empty on the other. I will totally have to rework it at a later time...