12/09/2014
by Erica
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Music to my ears …

At the beginning of the school year both of my children decided that they would like to be little band geeks. That was all fine and dandy but I knew at least one of them would drop it within a month or so. She made it two months. :) Hearing her say that she didn’t want to do it anymore was kind of awesome because she just wasn’t ever going to be interested. I could tell. I’m also not one of those parents who believes in all of the tough love bullshit. I was fine with her quitting and so she did. I still have one little band geek left and he is doing wonderfully. So odd that my rough little boy is totally into the clarinet. I may even have to decide that this rental instrument ends up being a rent to own instrument because he is THAT into it. I’ll have to check prices at muscians friend and other local music stores though. Maybe I can find myself a good deal? Now that would really be music to my ears!

07/14/2014
by Erica
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Am I the only one afraid to update wordpress? I always slack at doing so because so many times, something has gone awry. I can’t count the number of times I thought I had lost this website for sure. I can’t take the stress but I also can’t stand seeing the update reminder looming. *sighs*

07/14/2014
by Erica
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Garden Update

We finally have tomatoes. And lots of them! I am starting to finally believe that we will end up having way More than we can use. Crazy. That has never happened when I’ve gardened in the past. Now if I could just grow ONE zucchini. That seems to be the elusive veggie. I have a watermelon doing wonderful and cucumbers coming out of my ears but a zucchini is too much to ask for apparently.

05/06/2014
by Erica
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Garden Time!

After my marginal success last summer, I am ready to get back to gardening again and see if this year brings us an increase in bounty. Last year my biggest success was tomatoes but even then I didn’t get enough tomatoes to justify the money I had spent on the garden box, soil and plants. This year I could reuse my box so that cost was $0. Plus I was able to find some garden fencing thrown on the curb to increase my planting space. We shall see what happens.

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One of the beds I made next to the house. I also have a 4×4 raised bed as well as a growing number of 5 gallon buckets on a table.

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