Friday, July 2, 2010

Still angry and, as always, completely random



  • I'm still angry and it is interfering with my ability to have conversations with people. Who is this little anger monster inside of me who peppers her phrases with exclamations of violence?  I'm not a violent person. I'm a knitter, fergodssake. 


  • I bought one of those bike pedal things that fit under the desk and had it overnighted. Thank you, Amazon Prime*.  I have been so fidgety this week that I am up and down every few minutes and can't concentrate. In theory I will be able to redirect some of that extra energy elsewhere so I can focus on what I am trying to do. Too bad that extra energy doesn't come all at once so I can, you know, actually get something accomplished. Any thing I have accomplished this week was accomplished by means of insomnia and that's no good. 
  •  I haven't been keeping up on Balcony Homestead. I guess I'm okay with that. Better to not update than to engage in hours of frustration trying to get the post in my head on to the screen. I type between 72-90 WPM and yet I have trouble getting thoughts typed in to words quickly. I'm thinking of getting, someday, one of those voice translators so I can dictate my blog posts. The Grammar Girl podcast keeps advertising one that seems good and has a discount. It kind of seems like cheating, though.
  • I just spent an hour watching "I Love Lucy" clips on YouTube trying to find the episode where Lucy has blown her budget until 1993.
  •  I'm not sure what is going on with my BH blog. Almost instantly I had more readers that I have on my business and this blog combined. I think that might have been some sort of error, because a week later I was down to 8 readers and that's where it stayed. Or maybe, as is my real suspicion, readers can sense that I don't really have anything valuable to say about gardening in general on any kind of regular basis but can talk endlessly about the minutia of my own garden. 
  • Speaking of my garden, I wholeheartedly endorse the Earthboxes, either bought from someone or made yourself. A lot of DIY instructions seem to leave out the all important fertilizer strip. I think why the commercial Earthbox works so well is a combo of self-watering container and a strip of fertilizer that is laid down under the plastic box cover.  Look at the size of these 2 tomato plants! I thought it would be all foliage and no fruit, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I'm going to have about 20 tomatoes coming ripe here pretty soon. Now we know they grow produce well. We will see how the boxes themselves fair after a winter outside. I should think they would be fine.


  • I finished 2 kerchiefs yesterday out of some handspun art yarn I traded for. They fit my head about as well as anything ever fits my head, which is to say, they don't fit at all but fit less bad than they might. I'll wear them anyway. My office gets so cold in the wintertime and so warm in the summertime.







*I suppose this is a good time to remind you that I, like every other blogger out there, belong to Amazon Associates. As far as it being a blog money maker, I have made $2.42 in the last 2 years. That's not even enough for them to issue me a gift certificate, but I still feel like I need to be transparent about it.