16 February 2009

a tired quick hello and a couple of links~

I don't know about everyone else, but I am definitely in a mid-winter funk. All I can say is blah. blah. blah. I am suspicious that a good majority relates to pregnancy aches as we've actually had a couple of weeks here recently with some really nice weather. Regardless, all I want to do is curl up and hibernate until the end of April. Seeing as how we don't have a maid, a cook, a housekeeper, or a nanny, I guess that's out of the question.

I have a post swirling around in my brain pretty much continually to be titled something along the lines of In Which I am Grumpy... that I may or may not get around to actually writing. Seeing as how it's basically one big complaint I'm sure everyone would be thrilled to read it, but it's how I feel and maybe it will do me some good to vent. Or not. I don't know. Like I said....blah.

I had been keeping open a ridiculous amount of tabs open in my browser (not sure why I didn't just save them, I think it helps me to actually see them in front of me) of interesting stuff that I wanted to link to. But little hands must have been exploring, because I lost most of them. Here are two from the last day that I found interesting, seeing as how I have nothing worthwhile to say ;o)

Priests For Life interview a Mother of 20 (short, easy to read, q&a format, and very sweet as her youngest is now 22)

A Few Thoughts...(some things worth remembering from a wife whose husband was on the plane that landed in the Hudson River...very short, but definitely jolted my brain with what's important.)

~And if anyone has some really good vegetable gardening resources for a beginner (read: never grew a thing in my life other than a bean in a cup and knows not even your basic gardening info) please send it my way. Glen and I are wanting to try our hand at several vegetables this year and haven't the faintest idea of where to start. I have a good seed catalog and a square foot gardening book that looks helpful, but other than that I'm in the dark. We're wanting to grow tomatos, carrots, green beans, potatos, onions, squash, zucchini, garlic, and some type of lettuce. Too much, you think? My grandmother (who has always farmed for a living) did advise me that potatos are more work than they are worth, but we're kind of economic depression/persecution/fill in the blank minded in our desire to learn, so it seems like learning about growing potatos could be helpful. I mean, didn't the Ingalls like live on potatos one winter? All resources and advice are welcome! :o)

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