Planting My Garden

A few days ago I planted my garden for the year. I love planting my garden and taking care of it. It is 100% organic, no chemicals, and pet friendly. I started out with laying down planting fabric to try and beat the weeds this year. Last year I was weeding every day and just couldn't keep up with it.



I cleaned up a bit, and then laid out the plants where I am going to plant them this year. I have a Sweet 100 tomato plant, a Red Cherry tomato plant, Big Bertha green peppers, Golden Sweets yellow peppers, Kentucky Wonder green beans, 2 different kinds of cucumbers, and a carving pumpkin.




I almost forgot to put together my trellis this year, which would be bad because the beans and cucumbers need something to climb. I took some junk lumber to put together a trellis. A few quick cuts, some stapling, and toe screwing into the rails around the garden and tahdah!



After the trellis was up I got everyone in the dirt, including some Sweet Cream marigolds to help keep animals out.



Then it is time for some bunny proofing. I want to be the only one getting veggies out of the garden this year!



And the best bunny repellent of all - my sweet pup Bobby!



Stay tuned for gardening updates over the next few months.
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A Yearly Update

I have had this blasted thing for over a year and had made a New Year's resolution to actually post every day. Then I made an unemployment resolution to post everyday. That was a month ago. So much for that. I will pretend that all my time was sapped up with frantic search for employment, but really I am down to working on finding a job every couple of days, instead of daily. Its very draining. I suppose this is a good time for a list post. Things that have happened in the past year? no, that sounds dumb and who the fuck heck wants to read that anyways.

I think really this is a time for reassessment. My life is nowhere near where I expected to be right now. A year ago I was engaged in a long distance relationship, I was in college, ready to start student teaching, but generally pessimistic about things. I don't know why I was so pessimistic, because looking back, it sure seems like I should have been happy. But I really wasn't. Maybe my life was too planned out already. I felt suffocated. At 21 I already "knew" what I was going to do for the rest of my life and who I would spend it with.

I graduated from Illinois State in December with a B.A. in History Education. My student teaching went fairly well. I started looking for jobs. I was thinking that maybe I am not ready to be a teacher yet, that I am too young. I took a job working for a friend of mine as a favor, and I really enjoyed it. I was working run crew for a show with another fantastic person, and then working as a carpenter for the same theatre company. In the 3 months after my graduation I was happier than I had been in a long time because I had thrown my "plan" to hell.

I broke off my engagement in March. It has been 2 months since I did it and really I don't regret it at all. I feel liberated. I feel relaxed. I suppose that means that it was not meant to be, that the relationship would have ended eventually. It is probably good one of us realized that before we had a binding legal contract and children.

Two months later I am single, unemployed, out of school, with no real plan of action other than find some consistent income and I am really really happy.

I plan to go out to the arboretum tomorrow with my friend Chris. I will wear lolita, with flowers, and a hat. It seems appropriate.
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1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
A friend of my parents from college, but I think they just liked the name since I've never met her.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Last night watching Deadliest Catch. It was a sad episode ok!!

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Very much so, I don't know anyone else who writes exclusivly in cursive.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Peppercorn turkey

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Someday, hopefully not too soon

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Probably.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
I'm trying to break the habbit.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yup, although my dentist always says they are huge.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Maybe, only over water.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Honey bunches of oats!!!

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Depends on the shoes.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Chocolate Cherry Chip from Kroger

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
If they are friendly and polite.

15. RED OR PINK?
Red

16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST Favorite THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
My teeth

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My fiance, he lives in Florida. :o(

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST?
YES

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Blue Jeans and rainbow heart printed socks.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
CNN on the TV but I have Swagger by Flogging Molly in my car's CD player

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Cornflower

23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Baking bread, lemon balm, lady gray tea, fresh coffee

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My boss Julie

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
Yup, but I only borrowed it. She can have it back if she likes.

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Baseball

27. FAVORITE HAIR COLOR?
Strawberry Blond

28. FAVORITE EYE COLOR?
Blue

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Yup, but just the boring old perscription ones, not colored.

30. FAVORITE FOOD?
BBQ!!!

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Scarry movies with happy endings.

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
The Magnificant Seven (ooooh Steve McQueen, you are way to sexy!!!)

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
A brown polo and a gray zippy hoodie.

34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Winter

35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Depends on whos doin' the kissin'

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
No idea

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
umm.... me? I've already done this once.

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Eddison and the Electric Chair

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
I have a laptop, but I used to have a mousepad that was printed to look like a tiny oriental rug.

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
Deadliest Catch. I <3 the crab guys!

42. FAVORITE SOUND(S):
My brother practicing his french horn,

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Depends on my mood, but jagger looks like a frog, so the beatles win on that front.

44. WHAT IS THE FURTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Not very far, California a few times, and Florida a few times, not really sure which is farther from Chicago.

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Sewing, and I suppose teaching.

46 WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Cincinnati

47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
anyones!

48. HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER?
We met through a few mutual friends, but we started talking on facebook XoP
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I've been forbidden to sew!!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!! My mother has actually forbidden me to sew for at least the next week or so. I'm not sure if it was the fact that my little bob started eating the threads I dropped or my slight breakdown after 5 hours of making 1/3 inch pleats. The effect was awesome, but I don't think it was worth the time I spent on it, at least in 1 afternoon. This is a bit of a problem since my bridesmaids dress doesn't fit right, and the wedding is on Friday. I think I will try to get a hiatus on my sewing hiatus untill that dress is finished. 
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Yay! I made an account!

Well, I have been reading the loli communities on here for a while, and I finally got an account so I felt I should write something. Not really sure what to write, but hey. I am oddly getting into shiro lolita, which suprises me since I look AWFUL in white, but I like it in a way. It makes me look Morticia Adams pale, and my freckles look super red, but its kinda cute in a weird way.