Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Growing My Own

Last night was quite uneventful .. .aside from the fact that a) I have decided to start a Herb Garden (in the interests of Bell's love of Sweet Basil which sadly goes off too quickly when store bought) and b) Varen & I went to gym last night *and* this morning. Yes, I'm still knackered.

Okay so it's kinda fun learning what my darling little bunny loves to eat from her Allowed Foods list. So far Spinach & Mint are out (sad since I bought a mint plant yesterday too ... which, incidentally, is how I discovered she is not a fan!) but Carrots, Apple and Sweet Basil are up there on her list of favourite things. In the photo you can see her having a good nibble on the new basil bushes. This was after she slowly chewed the grass getting nearer and nearer to that heavenly smell ... it was very cute :)

Sadly tho, the garden is still just a dream because I now need to buy some soil :P How ridiculous. Probably my fault for not reading what was in the big yellow bag ... aside from the fact that it said "Planting & Vegetables". I'm also growing some Raddish & Beetroot sprouts to see if she'll enjoy those. And I found what looks like a pretty cool blog on all things Herb-y: Timeless Herb Secrets.

In other very exciting news, yesterday I *finally* received my travel reimbursement from my Januray business trip to the UK. Only 2 months and 6 days after landing back in sunny SA!

Sadly however, my mood is still up & down. I'm not sure what it is ... but I'm kinda hoping at this point that it's only the usual Birthday Month depression. I hate feeling like this. That everything is wrong (but I know it's not) and that nothing is within my control to fix or improve. Sigh. Powerlessness. But still, I endeavor to stay sane ... sadly Varen bares the brunt of my chaotic personality these days. What to do, what to do?

Oh, and in a complete change of topic, I found a fantastic free online sms service yesterday and it is specifically for South Africa! Check out MahalaSMS and start sending :)

6 comments:

sleepyjane said...

I think it's so cool that you're going to grow your own herbs and stuff. J grows bean, chillies and tomatoes. :)

phillygirl said...

@jane - Yup, Varen is keen to get some chili's growing too! There's something lovely about growing something more than flowers - not that we have any of those either tho ;)

Tales of the City said...

Sweet holy basil... next you will be doing her veggie stir fries.. :-)

Richard said...

Hey phillygirl
Thanks for the punt on your blog!
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Lopz said...

I'm loving all your Bell photos hun, you are all very cute together!

phillygirl said...

@toc - nah, i think the bunnies prefer their veg raw ;) Pahahaha!

@richard - My pleasure. I tested it out and was impressed (and there's no catch, which is super unusual in SA-based free services!) ... and as such, it's my duty to inform my readers of such a handy free service :)

@lopz - thanks, hon! You can vicariously re-own bunnies thru me :)

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