Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Where have I been?

I was poking around here and realized I haven't posted since January. What a slacker!

On the house front, we finally finished the floors in the bedroom portion of the house. Well, everything except for the quarter round in the sitting room. We don't really have a good excuse for not finishing it, we just got sick of doing the floor stuff so we haven't gotten back to it yet. We also now have coverings on the windows in the two front rooms (thanks to the shopping trip). I spent my first day off between jobs organizing the pantry, and I planted three flower beds. One is full of garlic, onions, chives, dill, lettuce, and mache, so I guess technically it's not a "flower" bed.

I do have some new pictures to upload, now that I found my camera. It went missing after a weekend shopping trip to Chicago (I love St. Louis, but we don't have an Ikea!). I thought for sure I left my camera in the minivan we rented (hey, it was a trip to Ikea after all, we couldn't just take a car). Turns out I had actually put it away in my office cabinet when cleaning up the house. I suppose that's one reason not to pick up!

I continue to be amazed that gardening up here isn't as much of a chore as it was in Texas. There are several reasons:
1. Lack of Bermuda grass (the most awful weed ever invented, although people happily sod their entire lawn with it)
2. Clay soil that's easy to dig. I suspect that's due to #3.
3. It sometimes rains here. If we go more than a week or two without rain, it's considered a "drought." I know that's because the farmers count on the rain, but for a gardener who is used to North Texas, it's a luxury. Bonus: our yard also has a sprinkler system.
4. It's relatively cool here. We've had highs in the mid-to-upper 80's, which is near-record for this time of year, but it's still relatively cool in the morning, and it cools down in the evenings. I dug up a new spot for some scarlet monarda this morning and barely broke a sweat.

I also have a new job. Well, I will have one as of Monday since I'm taking a week off between jobs. Needless to say, I've been a bit distracted for the past couple of months.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

1- I EJOY YOUR LOG
2- HERE IS MY stuff
A CALL FOR DEALERS IN ANTIQUES AND FINE ART.

Crocker Community Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 833 Crocker, Missouri 65452573-736-5922573-736-2630Contact: Emily White-Gartrell For Immediate Release
Director: TOAF
573-736-2431Email: Emily@ozarksantiquefair.com
Top of the Ozarks Antique Fair
Presented by the Crocker Community Chamber of Commerce
The Crocker Community Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the premier of
TOAF, the Top of the Ozarks Antique Fair - October 13 & 14, 2007 at the Crocker Community Park.
This one of a kind event will consist of a Special Trade Antique Show, Saturday, beginning at 8 am to 11 am on October 13, 2007. This special morning show will require a $5.00 admission ticket available at designated locations.
Gates open to general public - 11:30 am to 6 pm. Free to public.
There will be a road show style antique appraisals held throughout the Fair for $1:00 per item.
Sunday, October 14, 2007 - gates open at 1 pm free to public.
Starting at 3 pm on Sunday a special antique auction will be held.
This one of a kind event will be premiering Antiques, Fine Art and specialty ephemera that will rival Antique Fair and Trade Shows that are held across the nation.
Top of the Ozarks Fair has specifically been planned to occur following national Antique Trade Show events in Texas and other Midwest states.
Our Fair will have something for the entire family, young and old in our pristine community park.
Whether a collector of fine quality antiques valued in the thousands or the charming vintage glass item selling for $5 dollars, there will be something for everyone.
Come out and enjoy a beautiful Autumn weekend in our charming town at the Top of the Ozarks!
For more information contact: Top of the Ozarks Antique Fair,
www.ozarksantiquefair.com / 573-736-2431Crocker Community Chamber of Commerce @ 573-736-5922, 573-736-2630Dealer information: log onto www.ozarksantiquefair.com

Look, I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE! In all honesty, I think I organized this Antique Fair just so I could have awesome dealers such as yourself come, exhibit, & I can come shop in my own town!!! I have had a great time putting our event together, all part of a community initiative to bring our historic little city back to life! Whats in it for you - the Dealer? I mean, why on eath would you wanna come up here for a weekend show when you have such a great setup with an established reputation of honesty & integrity - just to attend some fair ya gotta pay for up in the Ozarks?
Well - We are offering along with the usual fair of space, tent covering, security, fenced in location, electrib if needed, marketing and advertising... etc - We are providint a reception dinner for all the dealers who attend on October 12, 2007.
I am particularly proud of this; We are hosting a something that will really give everyone present a true taste of the Ozarks! A "Brush Arbor Revival, Dinner on the Grounds." We will have food,,music, food, fiddle players, guitar players, food, singing, food and general jolly old fashioned fun! FREE for all dealers who register with our show! Plus, we will provide refreshments each am prior to each show all weekend!!!
So - think about it! Come support us doing what we love, as you do what you love!
Top of the Ozarks Antique Fair!

em said...

A CALL FOR DEALERS IN ANTIQUES AND FINE ART.

Crocker Community Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 833 Crocker, Missouri 65452573-736-5922573-736-2630Contact: Emily White-Gartrell For Immediate Release
Director: TOAF
573-736-2431Email: Emily@ozarksantiquefair.com
Top of the Ozarks Antique Fair
Presented by the Crocker Community Chamber of Commerce
The Crocker Community Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the premier of
TOAF, the Top of the Ozarks Antique Fair - October 13 & 14, 2007 at the Crocker Community Park.
This one of a kind event will consist of a Special Trade Antique Show, Saturday, beginning at 8 am to 11 am on October 13, 2007. This special morning show will require a $5.00 admission ticket available at designated locations.
Gates open to general public - 11:30 am to 6 pm. Free to public.
There will be a road show style antique appraisals held throughout the Fair for $1:00 per item.
Sunday, October 14, 2007 - gates open at 1 pm free to public.
Starting at 3 pm on Sunday a special antique auction will be held.
This one of a kind event will be premiering Antiques, Fine Art and specialty ephemera that will rival Antique Fair and Trade Shows that are held across the nation.
Top of the Ozarks Fair has specifically been planned to occur following national Antique Trade Show events in Texas and other Midwest states.
Our Fair will have something for the entire family, young and old in our pristine community park.
Whether a collector of fine quality antiques valued in the thousands or the charming vintage glass item selling for $5 dollars, there will be something for everyone.
Come out and enjoy a beautiful Autumn weekend in our charming town at the Top of the Ozarks!
For more information contact: Top of the Ozarks Antique Fair,
www.ozarksantiquefair.com / 573-736-2431Crocker Community Chamber of Commerce @ 573-736-5922, 573-736-2630Dealer information: log onto www.ozarksantiquefair.com

Look, I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE! In all honesty, I think I organized this Antique Fair just so I could have awesome dealers such as yourself come, exhibit, & I can come shop in my own town!!! I have had a great time putting our event together, all part of a community initiative to bring our historic little city back to life! Whats in it for you - the Dealer? I mean, why on eath would you wanna come up here for a weekend show when you have such a great setup with an established reputation of honesty & integrity - just to attend some fair ya gotta pay for up in the Ozarks?
Well - We are offering along with the usual fair of space, tent covering, security, fenced in location, electrib if needed, marketing and advertising... etc - We are providint a reception dinner for all the dealers who attend on October 12, 2007.
I am particularly proud of this; We are hosting a something that will really give everyone present a true taste of the Ozarks! A "Brush Arbor Revival, Dinner on the Grounds." We will have food,,music, food, fiddle players, guitar players, food, singing, food and general jolly old fashioned fun! FREE for all dealers who register with our show! Plus, we will provide refreshments each am prior to each show all weekend!!!
So - think about it! Come support us doing what we love, as you do what you love!
Top of the Ozarks Antique Fair!