Thursday, October 22, 2009
so, remember last year, when an early frost about mid october dashed my hopes and dreams of having a martha stewart garden? and i had, oh...about 50 pounds of green tomatos to deal with? well...it happened again!! early frost...mid october...50 MORE pounds of green tomatos!! this year, i made green tomato-peach-jalepeno salsa!! it turned out soooooo goood!! i made 24 quarts of it!! guess what everyone is getting for Christmas???
Saturday, September 26, 2009
unbelievable...another late september already. today, my cabana boy, my teenager and my mother took a drive to the big cottonwood canyon, in this beautiful state we live in to check out the changing of the colors!! its a right of passage, that the sea of green that are the millions of trees in the canyon for two or three short weeks get to slowly change into individuals. first one or two, then more, until finally, if you stop long enough to really look, you can count and count and count and never ever stop!! the sun was kissing our faces, and the cool breeze brought goose bumps to our arms and barely detectable every now and then, the smell of wood smoke drifted by as we looked out across the Silver Lake. what an amazing day....god is great!!
Friday, August 21, 2009
so, its the middle of august, and its supposed to be really hot, but we have been having some really autumnal weather...wet spring, superduper hot summer, then early fall. so i am wondering how this is all going to effect my garden. ( some of you may remember how i had my hopes and dreams of a martha stewart garden last year dashed by an early frost that killed ALL of my tomatos?...) i read somewhere that if you want a bumper tomato crop, you had to sort of parch the little plants in late july, throw them into survival mode, otherwise known as fruit bearing!! so i tried that, and voilah!! tons and tons of pretty little yellow flowers!! yay!! late summer fruint!! poor little vines can hardly hold their heads up!! but the peppers are what i am most excited about right now!! i planted "chocolate", yellow and red, and they are finally starting to show some promise!! LOOK!!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
so its been about 4 months since i last came here. so much has happened. for one thing, i no longer work!! that's right. i got a much needed vaca in the form of a layoff. who lays off their sales staff? only a complete moron, or the captain of the titanic!! ICE BERG!! DEAD AHEAD!! PON PON! PON PON! PON PON!! well, he ain't no sea captain...that's all i'm saying.
on the upside, and believe me, there is so much more of an upside than anything else here, i am getting to spend my very first summer ever with christian, my 14 year old son!! we are having a ball. yep, i busy myself around the house until around NOON when he decides to get out of bed and join the living. then its on!! he is a GR8 kid, doesn't even complain when i make him follow me around hobby lobby for 2 hours. we have caught a few matinees, spent countless hours in the garden, and quite a few hours at Guitar Center. he has been mowing lawns for spending money, and has managed to collect 5 guitars!!
oh, and speaking of my garden...i doubled the size of last years garden, and i think i may have to double it again next year!! (my dad rototilled the entire back yard one year for our garden...we all thought he was nuts, but i am starting to see how this can happen...) i only planted things that we would actually use, no rutabagas, or okra...just tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, rhubarb, carrots, sweet corn, pumpkins and sage, basil and mint! loving it so far! its so pretty, and very healthy. sure hope we don't get an early frost again this year.
I just returned home from my beloved Portland. i was there for 4 days, and as luck would have it, we made it to the beautiful coast, spent the day at our families favorite spot, "hug point", building sand castles, collecting seashells, and splashing around in the sea. just a little bid of heaven! it was awesome getting to spend time with my 2 daughters, 2 brothers, and 4 second generation children that live far away, delaney, elliot, fisher and truman. wish they could all live here with me and my 5th one, bryar!!
well, enough of this game of catch up for now...i will do better in the future. i am getting ready to launch a little online business...so watch!! Jacqueline, you especially will enjoy my new venture, or should i say, miss katie will for sure!!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
alright already!! all three of you that read my blog...i am back! i know its been a long time since my last post, but i just couldnt think of anything to write about. i dont know why, its never happened before. i just woke up one morning, and nothing. i kept trying think of something to say, but nothing ever came out. i even started a couple of times, but ended up deleting every word...and then i realized....the problem was even bigger than i thought. i had lost my edge. i wasnt funny anymore!! not one damn thing i tried to write was even remotely funny...and believe me, IM FUNNY!! what the crap? what should i do? should i rent a bunch of comedy dvd's? or go sit at the park and watch for people getting off the public transit busses to slip and fall on the icy sidewalks? or maybe i should just listen to my cabana boy for an hour or so...he's funny even when he isnt trying to be...how would i go about getting my funny back? this is worse than i thought... what if i am never funny again? what if i have peaked at funniness and its all down hill from here...what if i was never funny to begin with and i just THOUGHT i was funny? what if sarah really IS the funniest person EVER, and i never was? CRAP!! this is really stressing me out, no wonder i am not funny anymore. stressed out isnt funny. stressed out is UN-FUNNY. stressed out sucks. i hate being stressed out, it stresses me out! buying shoes makes me feel a little less stressed out... actually, shoe shopping really improves my stress level. i have noticed that often, after a little shoe shopping, i feel quite stress free...jovial even! stress level not so much of a problem...hmmm....new shoes=stress release=writers block gone==funny again!! i think i know what i need to do...da da da da da ahhhhhhh.....CHARGE!! (gone shoe shopping....)
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
so all three of you who read this know i am not from here. no,no, no....not a utah'n at all!! not that i dont love it here, my cabana boy is from here, the mountains are amazing, the snow, the skiing...what more could an outdoor girl ask for? uhhhh...wait, water... there is no water here. no ocean, no deep blue lakes, no rivers...not even a little tiny babbling brook! and dont start in with the "what about pineview?" PINEVIEW?!? please. my driveway back home has more water than pineview, thats not a lake, thats a barbie bath! but this post isnt about utah's lack of water, thats a whole "later in the summer" kind of post. no, this post is about soup. not campbells condensed soup, not progresso healthy choices soup, not even my bff martha stewarts beef and coconut soup with crispy shallots ( recipe to follow, seriously, to DIE for, if you like eating dead animals), no this soup is like no soup i have ever experienced. this soup isnt a comfort food, or a remedy for a cold, no. it doesnt smell warm and toasty, doesnt make a friend feel better, doesnt remind you of chilly afternoons in your mothers cozy kitchen when you were little, no. this soup hovers. it hovers in the air, leaves a film on the windshield, hides the beautiful view of the mountains, even turns the white snow a dingy gray color and worst of all, gunks up my lungs! i cant breath this filth! it makes me cough til my head explodes, and i feel like i have a 350 lb man kneeling on my chest!! (ew....bad mental picture!!) where the hell does this crap come from and how can we get rid of it? it ought to be registered as a weapon of mass destruction! seriously, i have a smokers cough, and i have never even tried smoking!! ughhhhhhhh.......make mine a side salad, no soup for me!!