Friday, 19 February 2010

what a beautiful day~
a perfect day for a morning at home, the first in quite a while!
i've planted some herbs into my coal shute thingy by the back door: garlic chives, basil, marjoram, sage. i think i'll plant a hangy downy rosemary in the other one, but had better do some mosaicing first.
i'm quickly coming to the painful realisation that i'm going to need to do something about the shower FAST. it's awful, i don't get it! when i first moved in it was fine, not awesome pressure but no worse than many. but now it is hardly more than a dribble of hot water. very very frustrating, especially as the 'summer' weather really isn't warm enough for luke warm showers.
so, i need to find a friendly [cheap] plumber. sigh. oh well, everything else about the house continues to be awesome. i have many windows open today, and plan on getting lots of tidying done before work. and hooray, a weekend off... with no plans of going anywhere!
xx happy day to you

Monday, 15 February 2010

[sitting here looking at the blank box]
so it's hard to write about a house you don't get to spend nearly enough time in! i am still having issues with the fact that i have to go to work. why can't i just hang out at home and get stuff done?! :-)
i have managed to plant a few more bits and pieces, and today helen and i managed a batch of apricot jam. mostly helen, with supervision.
i was pleasantly surprised just now to see that i have about $400 more in my account than expected. this is a very good thing. realistically, i need to pay most of that onto my tab at work.. food adds up very quickly! but at least i'm debt free then. (well, not exactly debt free, there is still the small matter of the mortgage)
i need to get some pictures on the walls. and make some sense of the numerous cords running across the living room floor (i want wireless everything. sigh.)

Saturday, 6 February 2010

a perfect day for gardening, overcast but mild. hooray for it being a day off!
i've planted about 30 leeks (tip: plant them deep, you get more white bit at harvesting time), a handful or two of onions, and re-potted a few sage plants. anyone want one?
now i should really be making sense of some of the mess around the house, but instead i'm going to go into town and listen to some sweet sounds and eat some foreign stuff. :-)