Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Alive & kicking!

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. Or buried beneath mounds of fibre in my workroom. It's just an ordinary mundane thing like work. Lately, it's been taking up way too much of my time. There is an end in sight and all is good...at least, it's getting manageable.

Fibre-wise, I've started a Feel-Good sweater. Quick easy mindless knitting. Sometimes you need something like that.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Tomatoes & Barenaked Ladies

Tumbler Cherry tomatoes are the best tomatoes in the world. They are so easy to grow. They can be grown from hanging baskets. The tomatoes are huge, ranging from 1&1/2" to 2" in diameters. There is only a small amount of seeds in each package but every seed usually germinates. We plant about 12 pots each year and end up with way too many tomatoes.

Another great thing about these tomatoes is that they germinate quickly. The seeds were planted 2 weeks ago and now they're 2" tall, starting their secondary leaves. It's not too early to start them indoors. They should be ready to planted outside in early May.

Not much to see yet but this little one is a Zebra Tomato planted a week ago. I came across someone selling Zebra tomatoes at the Farmer's Market last year. She suggested saving the seeds for this year. I saved 12 seeds and wasn't sure if they would germinate. So far, there are 3 little seedlings popping up.

Barenaked Ladies

Great concert! Worth all the stress of getting there! When we bought the tickets last year, I thought the date looked familiar. It turned out it was the same night as another major event at work. Saturday was busy...ran into work, did what I needed to do, and out of there by 5pm. Quick dinner at Calypso on Robson (it was ok - my lamb was good but hubby's wasn't and the beer was flat.) and then on to the show!

The Barenaked Ladies really put on a great show. A good time was had by all. What was really cool was that there were tables set up by the various causes the band supports. You gotta admire these guys...great musicians and environmentally conscientious too.