Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Moving and Recipe Thursday silence

As a result of moving, for a while, I had two kitchens. One without a working oven, and full of paint cans, and tools. And one that I rarely saw, with depleted stores. Therefore, I did not cook much.

My kitchen now is still down a working oven, but a replacement is scheduled to be installed. It is also still full of tools, but I should, in theory, have time to sort that mess out.

Therefore, cooking is still difficult. Unless you count microwaving hot dogs left over from a pitch in a work. We've been spending too much money on fast food. And we can tell. We've also been eating quite a few sandwiches. My kitchen can handle sandwiches!

On a happier note, I have planted a few tomato plants, a lavender bush and a rose bush. I think I need to transplant the lavender someplace with more sun, but the rose bush is growing well. So are the tomato plants! I don't have stakes or cages for them, so some of them are falling over themselves a bit. But, they have flowers on them. I may end up with some home-grown tomatoes! This thrills me. I'm also excited because I bought three different varieties... the names of which escape me at the moment, but I am looking forward to tasting the differences.

So - are you a better mover than I am? Better at the eating-while-moving than me? How about gardener? (I bet you are.) Any advice for a novice gardener with limited tools?


Rae said...

Moving AND gardening? Heh, that's waaay beyond me. When I move, I end up with a room full of boxes I never open unless I'm looking for something specific. One of my major goals is to get rid of all those untouched boxes.

swiggett said...

Rae - We still have boxes that have been opened in five years. Or have only been opened to look for one thing, and never fully unpacked. I am looking forward to finally unpacking them all!

Anonymous said...

After taking a good long look at my basement, I have come to the conclusion that I can never move again! I try so hard not to collect stuff, but it just seems to appear out of nowhere!

I'm so jealous that your tomato plants already have flowers on them... mine are barely a few inches tall!

Glad I discovered your blog!

Yours in Frugal Green-ness,
Rebecca The Greeniac

swiggett said...

Rebecca - I feel the same way! I know that there is a lot of stuff that can be used or given away in those boxes, but going through them is a daunting prospect.

Thanks for stopping by!