Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Knock, knock, knock.....

.....yes, the lights are on and there is indeed someone home.

It's been a bit of "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" around the Digit household lately. Suffice it so say that life/the universe/whatever gave us a little kick in the pants recently and we've been making the needed adjustments here at home. Luckily, the four of us here in the Digit household are, for the most part, healthy again. A few sniffles here and there but nothing like the last couple of months.

I could go over a long laundry list of things that have been going on but no. Look at these pretty pics of our garden instead.

We also got our veggies planted as evidenced below.

We've got Walla Walla Onions, a Northwest variety of garlic, Hood strawberries, a variety of lettuce and a few herbs.  We also planted some seeds for tomatoes, sweet peas (just for flowers) and a funny French type of carrot that is a little round globe instead of the normal long tapered variety.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the rather brazen squirrel in my yard will stop digging up the soil.  I've already secured my title as "crazy neighbor" after I screamed semi-obscenties (my daughter was present otherwise I would have gone for the full f-word variety) at the afore-mentioned squirrel when I found him digging around in the onions.  The squirrel merely looked up, finished his/her digging and then jumped to the dogwood tree as I finally got close enough to throw something.  

On a more enjoyable note, the Incredible Digit Girl and I attended the yearly Beaverton Women's Club Tea.  Dear friends of ours are related to the organizers and we always get invited to join their table.  It's a fun event with dozens of raffle prizes.  The best part is that each year the funds are applied to a scholarship that is awarded to a woman in the local community.  The recipient this year is a single mom with two small children.  With her scholarship she is completing a micro-electrical engineering degree.  Who knew that eating tea sandwiches and chocolate could help someone support their family?   There was also a very enjoyable speaker, Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant.  She is a writer of stress management books and also teaches related courses.  Bascially, though, she is just hilarious!  

Finally, since the law states that I must feed my children, I'm off to make lunch.  Enjoy your day wherever you are :-) !!