Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Thoughts for a Wednesday

I do not really have anything in particular to say, but I just need to do some writing. I have had a few deep thoughts in the past 36 hours, and even started a few posts in my head, but they are now all missing. It is funny how the daily care of a home, children, and husband can do that to you. I am also thinking about the mail box, because I heard the mailman come while I was getting the kids down for quiet time. I would check it, but yesterday a very excited three year old decided to check the mail and found it empty. I am going to save it for her.

I need to work on dinner a little bit this afternoon, because I have worked out a system of having the older two do a workout video with me on Wednesday afternoons while F is still napping. It has been working well, but that means dinner will need some prepping soon. We are having a mushroom, feta, and spinach quiche. I am pretty excited about it. I will let you know if it turns out as amazing as it sounds. The same three year old go very excited about the prospect of pie for dinner, when I answered inquiries into dinner's contents. And speaking of food, I have some really yummy leak and potato soup sitting in jars in the refrigerator. I am going to resist it. Maybe we will eat it with lunch tomorrow. It was last night's dinner with grilled cheese. Alright, enough about food.

We really need to get more planning into our gardening this year, but there is still snow covering our garden, plus where we plan on building a garden box. I really have no idea when planting is supposed to happen in Minnesota. Someone once told me that county's have a publication that recommends when to plan what. Does anyone in Minnesota know where I can get my hands on some guidelines? That would be really nice. I actually just want a lesson in gardening or a great book to get me through the first summer.

It is supposed to snow tomorrow and Friday, so I think I am going to push back my outdoor Spring plans longer, and just do inside things. I have gotten pretty comfortable with our inside routine. Throwing outside into it all, just throws me off, especially for the non-walking 17 month old who wants to play. I am not going to let her scoot around the yard and ruin all of her pants. She will just have to learn to walk or stay inside and watch her big sisters play outside.

And now I have some pie crust to make.

1 comment:

  1. The U of M extension service has some loose guidelines for gardening...here is a link though I'm not sure if you're talking about vegetable gardening or just yard work in general.
    http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/vegetables/planting-the-vegetable-garden/
    It is really still too early to do much outside besides planning. I can let you know when we start working in the garden if you would like...I am no expert but I have been gardening here for most of my life so I have a general idea (gained through much trial and error and my mom's advice). Of course you are always welcome to come down and see what we're up to...I have high hopes and many plans for our newer and bigger garden this year! I am SO impatient to get doing something out there too, but I am also dealing with an unsteady little one (at least on the bumpy spring ground) that falls into every puddle and bramble he can find. He generally comes in covered in mud.
    Pie sounds yummy! I too have been thinking overmuch about food and especially chocolate-y sweet desserts. : )

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