Wednesday, June 06, 2007

A Few Questions

*What is the one thing you are most excited about planting in your garden this year? --Jean

I couldn't possibly say just one thing that I am looking most forward to out of my garden. However, I am ecstatic that I get to plant MORE garden this year. You may or may not know that I have one of the smallest vegetable gardens known to mankind. Seriously.

I am able to grow a surprisingly abundant crop out of said small garden, but I am always looking for more space. A grape vine crammed into the flower garden, some raspberry bushes snuck into the side of the yard. This year I received one of the best gifts a green thumb could ever ask for. A rooftop garden box. Four feet by six feet and five inches deep with an adorable flower-shaped sprinkler built right in.

Anxiously I wait for our roof to get a bit of repair work done so that I can have the drainage rocks, peat and top soil lugged up through the house onto the roof and get started. Lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower and probably some strawberries. Maybe a cucumber or two.

This week (tomorrow?! tonight!?) I'll be planting my peppers, peas & beans. Next weekend, if they're big enough, I'll transplant my tomato plants. They always grow on their own from last year, but never where I want them to be. The onions are still growing strong from last year.

*If you went back to school, what would you major in and why? --Scrapnqueen

There are certain things about schooling that I absolutely love. Finding an amazing professor who imparts the passion of their subject, filling your brain with stuff you have always wanted to know. And then there is the homework, the studying, the cramming, the papers, the essays. Yuck.

Yet going back to school is still enticing. I could have been an art student, I could have studied culinary skills, another language, ancient history, business management, dance, photography. I am learning to play guitar and to direct a band. Life lessons sometimes can be the best kind.

A few of you I know still take classes here and there and I do envy that. What I wouldn't give to be able to take that dance lesson, photography class, audit a language class or learn to cook better. Unfortunately, the budget at this time prohibits these kinds of costs.

But maybe.

Maybe someday soon. The fact that it's on my mind at all means it's a desire. I'll keep it there in the back, simmering.

*Are you watching Heroes this summer? --Shawn

Oh buddy, you'd better believe it. I was quite excited to find that they are all online now...and can be watched while I'm putting the miles on my treadmill.

*Have you used that treadmill yet? I think you owe me some money. --Husband

No. Shut up. *ahem* I mean, I love you.


Kris said...

can you post a picture of your new garden box? that sounds really neat!

Dawn said...

Planting excites me too! Our veggies are all up, except for the strange little seed potatoes we bought, hmm...
Loved your previous bit about summer!

Kat said...

I just planted my garden (in containers) and OMG - it has doubled in size with all the rain we've gotten recently! I am so excited! I am very intrigued by your rooftop box - pictures please!

Jen said...

I want to see the rooftop box too, please!

Hillary said...

New question for you (besides the one I am BURSTING to ask you. BURSTING, I tell you!)...

When are you gonna post again??? Hmmm??? I MISS ANNE! *grin*

Hope all is well in Anne and Andy land! Sending a hug your way...

Hillary said...

ANNE! Yippie aie yay kei oh! Good to hear from you! And did you know that when you leave comments on blogs, it doesn't link back to your blog profile? Maybe you like it like that, but if that's not intentional, now you know! :)