Friday, March 4, 2011

Febreezy Friday

Driving to work this morning, I kept catching whiffs of a Febreezy smell. Just great. I figured that I must have had a bottle of it in the car, and was sure it had leaked all over the place. Crap. Well, couldn't find any in the car, leaking or otherwise. The smell followed me to my office. WTH? It took me about a half hour to realize that I was the source of the smell, or rather my sweater was. LJ must have used fabric softener on it. Yuck. I much prefer to smell like my own perfume, not like the laundry aisle at the grocery store. Can't believe I didn't notice before leaving the house. I'm slow today, apparently.

I'm hoping to get some pics posted this afternoon. We're meeting up at the old house before heading to dinner in P-town, and the old house has internet. LJ and I got tickets to a dinner at a ritzy restaurant where my brother is a cook. 7 course meal with beer tasting. Yum. We don't go out much anymore, now that we live so far out in the boonies. The drive home tonight, for example, will be well over an hour. No more running into town for sushi or a pizza, to the library for a book, or to antique stores for some treasure hunting. We're learning how to plan our outings, and it is probably saving us quite a bit of money, not running in to town on a whim. I'm good with it. The inconvenience is worth it when I can come home to our quiet property, our trees, and our space. Much better than the busy streetcorner we lived on at the old place. Sooo worth it.

When we planted the bareroot trees I bought last weekend, we got to take a pretty good look at our soil. It is lovely, and we had to go down quite a bit to hit clay. The soil seems to drain well, and isn't very sticky. I may be able to till near the end of the month. With that in mind, I'm thinking about starting some more seeds this weekend. Not sure which. I have, no joke, a plastic sack full of seed packets. I couldn't help it. Freddys had a 50 percent off coupon, and I added to those I had ordered earlier this year. Now I just have to figure out where to put it all. One big garden, or several smaller gardens... Can't make up my mind. We have lots of acreage, but most of it is covered in trees and brush. The brush will be mowed down, but we'll work around the trees. I'm thinking several smaller gardens. Watering will be interesting. Lots to plan!


Paula said...

I'm jealous you have nice soil. I'm also jealous you have a cook brother, and that you're going to a ritzy restaurant and a beer tasting- that sounds right up my alley.

I am not jealous that you smell of Febreeze, which for some reason, I really loathe. Probably because it smells like an industrial fragrance. Of all the laundry smells, Febreeze is my very least favorite. Or maybe it's because it's so stinkin' strong? Perfume is much better. For not being a girly girl, I am still a sucker for nice perfume and fancy soap.

I do not have anything I bought last weekend in the ground, what with the crappy weather and this cold. You are way, way ahead of me.

Have a good weekend, and enjoy some of your dinner for me!

ILoveMyDogandMy Music said...

I have to plan my outings all of the time. I live in a very small town and we do have a grocery store, a bank, a Mom and Pop restaurant, a pizza parlor..and LOTS of churches, but if I want to be able to get most of the items I need, I have to plan at least one day a week to drive about 35 to 40 minutes to a town that is quite large and has all of the stores, malls, etc. that I need at times. I lived for over 30 years in a huge city and I loved it. This is nice and quiet, but I wish there was more.

Rain said...

Love being in the country-but the price of gas goes up and sure do plan trips very carefully -even though 10 miles from city! Just been reading your blogs and enjoying them. You're lucky to be able to be outside getting things ready for the season-we still have 3 feet+ of snow and quite a bit of ice here in Maine! Happy planning and planting!!

Rae said...

3' ! Yikes! We've had snow off and on over the winter, but never more than about 6" at any given time. It's perfect, as we get our little taste of snow, but aren't really inconvenienced by it. It does rain constantly, though. Ah, Oregon.

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