January 20, 2011 Uncategorized

My small triumph for the day, aside from the aforementioned hair cutting, was seeing that one of the three potted seeds we’ve planted has sprouted, meaning that I did not succeed in accidentally killing them from overwatering or some other mishap. This one is Sweet Basil, and I’m still waiting on the red hot peppers and the tomatoes to poke their little heads above ground.

More settling in

January 16, 2011 Uncategorized

Today we continued last night’s fiesta of painting, flower-planting, cooking, cleaning and eating by: Walking a few miles to the farmer’s market in uptown phoenix and scoring fresh greens; Picking up fresh beans from JoBot and enjoying tasty pour-over coffee with leftover pumpkin bread; Planting more plants; Getting a gift of even MORE herbs to plant, as a housewarming gift from Ry’s mom; Driving to Home Depot, feeling awkward about being so domestic, and then spending 30 minutes discussing which ceramicRead More

I get crafty..

January 14, 2011 Reflections

I’m in the process of half-settling into Ryan’s new place in Phoenix, and exploring a city and state that holds so much potential to be home. I’m loving everything about the desert, and trying to dig into lots of projects that will keep me busy until I leave. So far, that’s resulted in cooking Indian, Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese [Hong Kong] dishes, baking bread, painting flower pots and growing vegetable seedlings for the patio, and making these hanging lanterns [above].Read More