I have gotten terribly behind on my blogging and April has been fairly busy. So here is my month in review:
I attended Herb Fest 2009 and purchased a variety of herbs to plant in pots on my terrace during the first part of the month. 7 different culinary herbs were acquired. 20 days later, they are still alive.
In addition to our herbs, we were granted permission by our land lord to plant a co-op type garden behind the apartment complex. Some of the plants are doing really well…but something is getting into my carrots, and I will have to replant them. Poor Carrots!
Matilda, who finally arrived the last week of March, was finally taken to the bike shop for assembly and refurbishment. She is getting new tires, new chains, probably some new cables, new hand grips, and a healthy dose of “Brooks Leather Saddle Goop” formulated for Brooks Bicycle Saddles. The bike techs declared Matilda to be “Very Cool.”
April will go down in history as the first time I listened to “More Hip than Hippie”, an absolutely brillant podcast recorded by Val and Dori of Chico, California. It is presents simple ways that one can live a more Earth Friendly lifestyle without sacrficing style and panache. The information is presented in a way that is witty and lighthearted, rather than pedantic and heavy handed. Never any trace of “Greener than Thou Art,” their attitude is approachable and engaging. Not to mention that Val’s store “Greenfeet” has some of the coolest “green living” acoutraments on the market. Since this podcast has been produced, weekly, since mid 2005, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.
I took up knitting as a form of arts and crafts therapy. Not to mention its way easier to lug around than my sewing stuff. My first project is a white and cream striped scarf made from a chunky organic cotton. I’ve knitted over 12″ of the a fore mentioned scarf while at Open Mic Nights with Pete. By the time fall rolls around again (oh in about 6 months) I hope to be the proud owner of a wardrobe of nice warm knitted accesories.
Weird little factoid: It appears that I knit backwards, if what I’m reading in the books is correct. This doesn’t seem to be an issue right now, but I’m a bit concerned about what I will do when I get to advanced things like Purling, Adding, and Decreasing, etc. Any suggestions knitting people out there?
This concludes my April Summary. I promise to give this blog more attention going forward.
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