Feb 1, 2012
The Baker Creek catalog arrived just in time, considering I have spent the better part of the last week stuck inside. First Finn was sick, now Loch... it's amazing that hubby and I haven't gotten it. Looks like the nasty norovirus, blech!
Along with finally getting some time (no choice!) to go through my seeds and catalogs, I've been able to get some random small chores done inside. You know, the ones that get tossed aside easily but when they are done, it makes a world of difference!
Like... cleaning my desk. My mind feels less cluttered now, too.
Cleaning the freezer, isn't January the month for inventory? This appears to apply to gardeners' kitchens as well as retail! We are doing well still, as evidenced by the frequently appearing stir fry this time of year. Still oodles of peppers and snow & snap peas to go through, but the canned tomatoes have dwindled down to 2 quarts.
I finally got the "canning closet" organized this morning. I've just been stuffing clean jars, lids and rings in there as we used up stash, but it was getting pretty dangerous every time I opened the door. My "Big Dummy" moment came when I organized the bottom 2 shelves, which contain my seed starting stuff, and it actually fit... I thought "wow- how did that happen?". It didn't, LOL... I realized later that about 95% of my stuff was missing and that I threw the stuff in the shed last year and thought to myself that I'd get to it later.
Yep, much later.... as in not until it was time to start again! Below is what I found in the shed, all sliding off the shelves. I zoomed in because I'm too embarrassed to show you all the junk all over the floor I will have to clean up before I can get to my seed flats!
I know I have a few weeks yet before I should start stuff, but now that the "seed has been planted" haha, I'm finding it hard not to start dragging out the lights, shelves, etc. Yet I KNOW that I will be complaining about the mess and garish lighting very soon... still can't help myself... isn't this the very definition of having an addiction? :)
I know it's not very mom-like of me, but why oh why do I have to be inside with a bottle of bleach on a holster and it's 70º outside?!! I'm sure Thing 1 will recover just in time for the rain moving in tonight LOL...