Friday, March 13, 2009

March 12, 2009

(Ok, I wrote this on March 12, but didn't quite finish it until today ... whoops!)

First I have to wish a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my brother Alex!

Today I decided to take a personal day! I don't know why, but the last two weeks I have felt that I have had no time to clean the house properly (only time for quick pick ups) or feel like I did something super fun and out of the ordinary. I decided that today was the day!

We did our normal morning routine, but I also managed to get in about 7 loads of laundry. Usually I do one load a day, but I was really behind and needed to just make a huge dent! I was thrilled to be able to finish that task and deep clean one of the bathrooms.

When Evan woke up from his nap we headed out the door and hit some local nursery's to learn about gardening in Calgary. I have been so excited to learn how to grow a successful garden here and about composting, since my compost didn't actually compost last summer. We learned ALOT and had so much fun. Evan loved looking at all of the plants, and we are going to start preparing our garden in about a month.

Speaking of growing things ... I have been working on growing an avocado tree from seed and I was sooooo excited when the roots came out, but after almost two months looking for the shoot I thought I had done something wrong. Today I found this .... (look at the top)

Straight from there we headed to Open Sesame to celebrate my dear friends birthday! It was a surprise party and it was so much fun to celebrate this wonderful woman!

1 comment:

Peter and Mandy said...

Oh your garden is going to be so cool. I'm taking on a massive gardening project at work...I'm so excited! I get to be the person at the nursery asking for advice on shade plants for part of my project. I'm so excited! You'll have to post pictures of your garden once you have it up and running.