Our little garden is doing quite well considering the lateness of the season. We have on pepper, a dozen buds, and two tomato flowers!
T6EWUKYJKQWV — I’ve been wanting fresh vine-ripened tomatoes all year. But, even if we grew “patio tomatoes” (hat tip to our friend Pam who told me these exist!), Marble would get into them and make a mess. le sigh. E, or Genius from this point forward, had the perfect idea. We have a Romeo & […]
We “inherited” some “roommates” with our move. Fleas. Yes, The Bitch (not her real name) who lived here before us had a flea infestation she didn’t report. So, instead of treating the concrete the minute she moved out, they were only able to treat the new carpet that would become ours. I’ve researched far more […]
Ack! 2012 has started off with a bang. This must be what runners and racers feel all the time….except we are sprinting through January instead of December. So, here’s a collective update. The Move Last year, our rent went up almost 10% and added some fees, too. We knew it would happen again (we heard […]
On October 12th, I deactivated my facebook account. True to form, facebook reactivated it (those bastards), and I deactivated it again on October 18th. In the first ~10 days after closing my facebook account, I noticed a substantial–journaled/documented–increase in productivity. Now, let me be frank: I never played games on facebook. Furthermore, I was ruthless […]
For the Planet I read somewhere recently that fabric softener is environmentally one of the worst chemicals to have in your home…not because of the harm of the product, but because of how it’s made. They use a lot of terrible/harsh chemicals to produce it cheaply and then use a bunch of other chemicals to […]
Even in Texas, we have to be prepared for hurricanes. Here is a list suggested by an online friend, Brenda. Brenda’s hurricane preparation tips (seen & heard about, practiced from time to time, and thought about again since what happened along the East Coast with Irene) include: …Move more than 100 miles inland though even […]
Easter with the Luzas has shifted over the last few years from a BBQ feast–with a lot of wee-hours-of-the-morning cooking–to a hamburgers/hot-dogs lunch. It’s not as yummy, but it’s a lot less work, especially for a devoted few. Last year, I honestly don’t remember what I ate. I probably took veggie patties and soy dogs. […]
some friends come-and-go in our lives
Six entrees of jambalaya that was more Italian than Cajun gets saved.