Friday, February 22, 2013

Signs of Spring

The seed catalogs are piling up, there is the occasional sunshine filled day to whet my gardener's appetite, but then the gloomy gray clouds roll back in and its rains, rains, rains. *sigh* Sometimes its hard not to get a little down as I stare at the mud hole that is my summer veggie garden. Even destroying the kitchen attempting Nom Nom Paleo's Damn Fine Chicken (which is very fine indeed, though it didn't quite look like hers) didn't help me out of my blues. It doesn't help that I've been excessively moody lately, either (hint hint).

But even during these dreary winter days when it seems like spring will never come it's waiting and growing, just beneath the surface,. Over the weekend I found the first tiny shoots of daffodils and hyacinths starting to poke their heads up, and the lilac buds have started to swell. Yay! Spring is on it's way!!!

The most awesome gardener around, Northwest Edible, has a great post about what to do in the garden in February that I've found extremely helpful. Even though its cold and wet she is still harvesting kale, Brussels sprouts, and other delicious items from her garden. If you are in the Pacific Northwest and struggling to have fresh picked goodies all year long (like me) I highly suggested following following her blog.

So, its been a few weeks since I last posted and I apologize for that. Things have been a little hectic around here, between school, hubby's work trips, as well as being exhausted and pukey all day long. Have you figured out what our big surprise is? That's right! Sometime in late September or early October, we are expecting another Munchkin!! Color me shocked, and delighted, and flat out green from morning sickness. Why do they call it morning sickness when it lasts all day long?

Anyhow, look forward to future posts regarding to the ups and downs of pregnancy, eating clean when all you want is a huge bowl of pasta, plus the usual gardening, cooking, and crafty stuff.  Stay shiny my friends!