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Health, happiness and HUNGER

Man, what a productive day. Built onto a flower bed (bed is now 3 ft x 25 ft) and I am broken. My body: she is broken.


Yesterday I ripped up all the sod, tilled in 80 pounds of compost, then passed out last night in front of Veronica Mars. (eee!) Today I planted:

  • winter savory (2)

  • bluebonnets (21)

  • creeping rosemary (5)

  • blue salvia (3)

  • obedient plant (1)

  • gladiola bulbs (5)

  • yellow rose (1)

  • navy/baby blue iris (7)

  • spirea (1)

  • poppies (will be their poison) (10)

  • cosmos: orange (10), yellow (3), pink (3)

  • red salvia (1)

  • artemesia (2)

  • chameleon plant (2)

  • society garlic, variegated (1)

  • sedum, autumn joy (1)

  • sedum, mexicanus (1)

  • spanish lavender (1)

  • Texas yellow primrose (1)

  • Persian sheild (1)



I am frigging tired. Have eaten well all day. My goal for the past few weeks has been to eat 7 servings of veggies and 4 servings of fruit a day, and I've been at it... Measured myself today and have lost an inch all over! WOOT! Operation Bikini Ready is still on, and will hopefully end in sucess.

Tonight is Lost, black-bean pizza (Boboli bread shell, schmear of salsa, drained can on black beans, layer of monterrey jack cheese and diced tomatoes on top. YUM!) and hot hot soak in the tub. Maybe some cucumbers on the eyes. Maybe I'll eat them. I know this: I'm too pooped to work on any of the WIPs I have. Crap. But pretty garden! Exercise! *shuffle*


Lemme know if I've missed something in your journal, or elsewhere. Oh!! sdwolfpup has a "fandom shame" vid on her LJ and it's hilarious! Buffy Season 7 as set to "La Resistance" from South Park. Hee!! love you all!! *feeds everyone jumbo tomatoes with fresh basil from my garden*

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inlovewithnight
Apr. 13th, 2005 04:09 pm (UTC)
Will there be pictures of garden, once everything's in bloom? :)

I did a Firefly vid to "Going Through The Motions" from the Buffy musical, but I know Firefly's not your thing...still, Sarah Michelle Gellar's voice as applied to Nathan Fillion. Good times all around.

Go forth and soak!
stoney321
Apr. 13th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC)
I shall download TONIGHT!! (Works best if said like Inigo Montoya, "There will be bloodshed..." Or maybe not.)

THANK YOU! WILL CHECK IT OUT! I LIKE CAPS!

I took some pics today, but I'm waiting for it to be a little overcast so the colors pop.
somecandytalkin
Apr. 13th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC)
Girl! You been busy! And yay for the gardening (can't wait to see it), good eating and bikini readiness. You go!
stoney321
Apr. 13th, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
sending you an email later with directions to mi casa. (You still comin'?)

I need to BATHE. I are stinkAY.
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desoto_hia873
Apr. 13th, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)
Ooo, you planted savory! The Newfoundlander in me loves you. Summer savory tastes better, though. (Do people eat winter savory?)
stoney321
Apr. 13th, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
<-- have FAR more energy than me
Winter savory can be eaten, although summer savory is better tasting and more abundant with the tips fer pinching.

Guess which I planted? :-)

I have (at last count, I'll have to re-count tomorrow) over 30 different types of herbs in my herb garden? At least 5 are various thymes. I LOVE me some herbs. The curry plant is my favorite. YUM smell.
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swmbo
Apr. 13th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)
FLOWERS!!
stoney321
Apr. 13th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
Many of them!! It pleases me greatly. Your morning post encouraged me to eat delicious foods today. Yogurt/rapsberry smoothy! 9 grain bagel! Many cups of coffee! Roasted tomatoes and onions!

Food and flowers: life don't get much bettern' that. OMG! Like, 36 hours and you are off!
zyrya
Apr. 13th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)
Your garden sounds gorgeous! I can't wait to see pics!

Thanks for the vid rec ... I DLd, laughed hysterically, left feedback. If only the show's writers had had this sense of humour for season 7.
stoney321
Apr. 13th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
It's a young garden, so it isn't lush. Yet. We moved here almost 1 year ago to the day, and not ONE blooming plant on a half acre. !!! I've been busy...

Have taken many pics, taking more this weekend...

Wasn't that vid funny? Loved it. It's up there with MrMonkeyBottom's Spiderman vid.
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mirasol
Apr. 13th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
Good on you!

I miss my garden. SO MUCH that it requires capital letters to convey my pain. I'm afraid I'm the kind of gardener that plants and neglects or over-fusses in just the right amount to make them grow beautifully. I went past our old house the other day and I was happy to see that although all the windows in the house have been changed, the garden is exactly as we left it.

Having laid a patio and dug out/built up flower beds myself I can completely sympathise with the ouchies that go along with the feeling of well-done, and I'd recommend a nice long soak in the bath.

I wouldn't usually say anything about my fics, but I just did one that's got a little bit of schmoopy figging and spanking. Whether or not that's your thing...
stoney321
Apr. 13th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reccing yourself! I'm pooped and my eyes are crossed, so I'm sure to miss a bunch of posts.

I have one more bed from scratch to make, then no more until fall. Or I can hire some handsome sweaty, naked workers to prep it for me.

Went by my old house with the 100 year old garden and BAWLED. They ripped EVERYTHING out and put stupid shrubs in. Street-->grass-->shrubs-->house. Waaaah! I had over 40 roses there, not to mention all of the old timey strawberry geraniums, purple oxalis, woormwood, phlox, and on and on and on. [/sorrow]
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stoney321
Apr. 13th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
at least you didn't think "creeping saliva" because that is not of the good. Ever.

No Lost. Re-run. Alias is on. I'm pooped. My back hurts and I want to lay down, but OMG! you might say something to me!!! (read the link. Bwah! We was flirtin'. Love you, Sue.)
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stoney321
Apr. 13th, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
THANKS!! I'm so glad that inch is gone... three more to go!

I keep digging like I've been and it may happen sooner....

How are YOU? Your babies?? I wore the headband you sent my daughter to keep my hair out of my eyes today!! Do you know that I randomly think of you and smile?

*hugs you and kisses your cheek! BOTH!*
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mskakaako
Apr. 13th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC)
Yo beeyatch, where you be at? Big things going down at my lj.

Just kidding. Haven't updated yet. I'm trying to work myself up to do my Shanghai post with the pics and stuff, but I'm damn lazy. And tired. You or the other hand, amaze me with you gardening prowess and you lost an inch ALL OVER? I have no living things in my place. Well, one crocus plant that a friend brought over when I cooked her dinner, but I'm sure that's going to die soon too. "Everything I touch withers and dies..." Dammit. I have to get in shape too, instead of y'know, making nachos for dinner. So bad. :(
stoney321
Apr. 14th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
Sheeeeeeeeeeeeyit. I checked out the pics and I am more in love with you than before. CUrse our heterosexuality! *shakes fist at my love of cock*

Mmm. Nachos. No! No more nachos late at night! I made a rule for myself to quit eating after 8. But I've also seen your pictures ans you are beeyouteeful.
kaydee23
Apr. 13th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)
Yummy pizza. I'm obsessed with pizza. That sounds delicious. I think I'll have it Friday night. Woo hoo. My weekend is partially planned.

I'm pathetic.

But new pizza recipe, yah!
stoney321
Apr. 14th, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
Do you have Mr. Gatti's in Houston? I ripped it off of them, but they also use regular tomato sauce. The salsa makes it tste better.

My FAVE FAVE FAVE (kids, too!) is little sauce, spinach leaves, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, crushed garlic, bit of mozzarella (or feta if Mr. S isn't eating it), tomato slices, sprinkle of salt. I LOVE PIZZA.
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spikefan
Apr. 14th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
*feeds everyone jumbo tomatoes with fresh basil from my garden*

*swoons*

The only edible thing I'm growing is a little container of chives in my kitchen window, although I think I'm ready to deal with basil again. My spider plants are growing like crazy though and having babies and grandbabies. Someday I will have a real yard and a real garden--in the meantime it's potted plants.
stoney321
Apr. 14th, 2005 08:46 am (UTC)
Spider plants! I've also heard them called "airplane plants." Those are fun.

I love pots! You can grow TONS of things in pots. I have successfully grown potatoes, leafy green, onions and 'maters in pots.

Did you have a problem with basil? Your comment sounded like it... Poor basil. Such a bad rap. Hee!
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ex_dovil323
Apr. 14th, 2005 04:58 am (UTC)
See, I'm here because I CARE!

So, can I eat your flowers?
stoney321
Apr. 14th, 2005 08:47 am (UTC)
Yep. The nasturiums are yummy in salad. But don't eat the POISON IVY. Except I don't have any.
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stoney321
Apr. 14th, 2005 09:54 am (UTC)
Not sore this morning, but I woke up at 3 in agony: headache, sore back... Took some asprin, scanned the very quiet LJ, then back to bed. Right as rain!

I took pics yesterday, and will take some at the end of the season to illustrate how much a garden can grow in a few months. It looks spare right now, but I believe each plant will at least double in size. Which means more to share with Sue at her new house!

Mmm. Pizza. When my kids were finnicky, I'd chop of basil into fine strips and put it under the cheese. Or spinach, whichever I had. Gotta get that iron in somehow. Pizza dough is fun to make, espescially if you are having a bad day: you can work out your aggression while kneading the dough!
paynbow
Apr. 14th, 2005 11:13 am (UTC)
sheeee-it! That's a lot of flowers...your poor body!

I must partake in your operation bikini as well...lostsa fruit and veggies, eh? Well...I'll try... *g*
stoney321
Apr. 14th, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC)
I took a page out of my health nut BFF's book: graze, eat enough to be satisfied, never full, and no food after 8. I think the hardest part was not drinking a Coke every day at 4 like I used to.

Summer is fish and fruit diet. Meaning, all the fish and fruit I can eat, and little else. YUM.
sangueuk
Apr. 14th, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
put me down for some tomatoes and basil - I can provide quality olive oil.
stoney321
Apr. 14th, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
*dies with wanting*

I'm all out of my jen-you-wine Italian olive oil from my neighbor's trip to the mother-land.

Toss a few slices of good buffalo mozzarella in there, and I'm pleased as punch. (Currently I am making a batch of mint syrup from the garden for mojitos tonight.)
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