Part of my problem is that as soon as I think I've got a handle on my side projects and I can get back to my main ones, somebody else gets preggers. My friends are breeding like rabbits right now! And to top it all off, none of them live remotely close to me, which means I have to finish their quilts at least a week ahead of the shower deadline so I have time to mail it off. Teleportation would make my life sooo much easier *sigh*
Also, I've been busy with other domestic goodness (not to mention watching about 5 hours of Olympic coverage per day). Remember my lowly container of seeds? Well they've now been transformed into the garden you see below, courtesy of one handy husband, 8 bags of dirt, and about 12 buckets of my sweat.
Being the genius that I am, I decided to transplant my veggies on a day with a heat index of 108. By the time I was done dumping sand, dirt, and plants into this thing, I was a sweaty beast and actually turned the hose on myself and just stood there cooling myself like a warthog at a watering hole - clothes, iPod and all. I have no regrets. You'll understand if you've ever been to the Gulf South during August.
I still have 3 basil plants plus 3 Mortgage Lifter and 3 Golden Jubilee tomato plants, but sadly only one bell pepper plant made it off my front porch alive - he's majestic though, is he not? And he smells peppery and delicious, even though the blossoms haven't turned to baby peppers yet.
Mmm...fresh veggies soon...