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Gardening 2014

Posted in Vegan and Vegetarian Lifestyle with tags , on May 27, 2014 by Verge

Well, me and Monika got around to getting our yard together.  Sometimes we get to it early, and sometimes later than usual, but this year I think we made out pretty damn good.  Planted the veggies two weeks ago, and got flowers (most of them, but still some work to do) and mulch (three yards moved by hand) into the yard before Memorial Day.  I call that a success.  It’s always tough, and I can’t exactly say that I find inherent pleasure in moving mulch, digging holes, and general yard cleanup any more than I enjoy cleaning a toilet bowl.  But I do love the feeling of accomplishment when a dirty job get done, and you can relax, sit down and enjoy it.

Here are some of the pics, in random order.  Expect progress reports.


The Twenty-Ninth of November, Two Thousand and Twelve

Posted in Reflections with tags , , on November 29, 2012 by Verge

This morning, for the first time in a week, I woke up in my bed.  Monika and I have not slept in our actual bed, but instead on our new couch for the last week for varying reasons.  Mostly, because we’re both so fucking busy that the pile of clean clothes stacked in the middle of our bed went unfolded, and I refuse to sweep it onto the floor to crawl in because the carpet is covered in cat hair.

It doesn’t matter where we sleep, for the most part, the cats find us and sleep with us.  Guest room, couch, real bedroom, they find us, and sleep there.  They don’t bother us, for the most part, because when they were young and would piss me off, they were expelled, and ignored.  They learned to behave.

The other reason is that I’ve been having a ton of allergic reactions, and I’m trying to narrow down the cause of my itchy fits.  I think it’s the clothing detergent.  Seems likely, right.  Washed all my clothes;  have not had a chance to wash all my bedding…until yesterday.

Didn’t really have a long holiday weekend to catch up on that kind of stuff.  Show on Wednesday night, home at 3:30 AM.  Thanksgiving out on City Line Ave with family, but also a late night.  Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the good old Mart.  Back at Films on Monday.

So yeah, busy.  Cats, not so much.  Eno has become basically an outside cat (almost).  These two barely use a litter box anymore.  They prefer the outside.  Probably smells better, too.

Monika at Hebrew school tonight.  We’re still sorting through all our personal belongings to see what we’ll re-incorporate into our re-designed home, pack away in the attic, or donate to goodwill, or just plain trash.  It’s hard to throw away things that remind us of our past.

It’s like a memory, and once that specific, quirky, ugly, non-useful object is gone, so is the reminder of the part of our past that we’d like to hold onto.  So, we hold onto things, in boxes and tubs, indefinitely, because we’d never throw away our past, and don’t want to lose any memories.

The Ninth of May, Two Thousand and Eleven

Posted in Daily Pictures with tags , , , , on May 10, 2011 by Verge

Poe chilling on the old kick drum I turned into a flower pot

Due to certain "cutbacks," my job took all the free coffee stations out. This is the temporary station that one of my coworkers set up to replace them. tips accepted.

over the weekend was National Home Brew Day. Hung out at Iron Hill and drank...a lot. Didn't take too many pictures.

This is the eight keg system that the president of Barley Legal Homebrewers set up. Had some of his classic "thong remover." It did not cause me to take my pants off, luckily.

first trip to Pope's Gardens to grab some plants and start the veggie garden.

for the planting session we brewed some sun brewed tea.

this is the garden before, post a generous dose of compost from the last year.

the garden after picture. not really that much to see yet. stay tuned.

I guess most people take a lot of pictures of their kids doing stupid stuff and attending “fun” activities.  I take pictures of my cats doing stupid things and my garden just kinda sitting there (not even having fun).  But, we don’t have kids and I spend most of my time in my garden with my cats.  I think we both like it that way just fine right now.

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