The Life in my Stilettos

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Bits & bites

I tried to sew my own pair of leggings.  I tried, I swear.
Once I had perfected one leg, the machine broke and I haven’t been able to get the stitching to “sew”.
So off to Marciano I went and bought two pairs of leggings on sale for twenty dollars each.  In my world, that’s a bargain.

Moo has been escaping from the back yard, and running as quickly down my street as he can.  Boyfriend fixed the fences today to avoid any more of this but who knows.. who really knows.  Something the size of a large rat is bound to find a way out somehow.  Also, I am still working on housebreaking him.  Even though he knows where he should and shouldn’t go, he is spoiled, stubborn and definitely not neutered which may not be helping.  We’ve also moved a few times since Moo came into my life.  If any one has tips regarding small rat like dogs and training, please advise!

My garden looks excellent.  It’s growing and growing, and I am beginning to wonder if I am going to need to extend the vegetable garden as the peppers, pumpkins and cabbage may just overflow by September/October.
This weekend, Boyfriend and I are going to garden, and clean out the garage in hopes of fresh storage and beautiful landscaping.  NEW PICS COMING SOON!

Two weeks ago, we were thrilled to go to an absolutely lovely backyard party, fully equipped with palm trees the size of the house, an open bar and buffet, and deejays.
Somehow, Boyfriend ended up manning the BBQ towards the end of the night. I think he grilled an entire tub of chicken. Sounds gross but it was DEE-LISH!
Thanks Laura and Akhil for inviting us to your home! We had an awesome time!

And, just for fun – some pics of the Korean BBQ Boyfriend and I love to get downtown at Yummies.


Some days are just better rainer.

Caribou’s Odessa

Around me, there is a total storm.  I sit in a room in the back of my house, a room which has all windows and wood throughout it.  I love the sun room.  Today it is a rain room and Mooshi is fast asleep beside me, and the song listed above plays and plays.

I can barely hear myself thinking over the pelting rain, which sound more like swords of water hitting the house, the earth and everywhere around me.

Only a couple hours ago I was in the back yard, sprinkling grass seed, planting vegetables and fruits with Ryan.  Of course he mowed the lawn and made a point of sprinkling new top soil over the edibles and precious flowers we have planted throughout the yard.  The rain now sounds dangerous.  I made sure I used just a little Miracle Gro on the things we have planted this year.  It is our first year planting a garden together.

Brandywine tomatoes

I had already planted a pumpkin, cherry tomatoes, habaneros, hungarian wax, jalapeno, and wax peppers, I knew I wanted more.  I planted red onions, watermelon, honey dew melon, canteloupe, and some blueberries and three raspberry bushes.

As of today, I am not sure whether the canteloupe is the pumpkin or which one died.  I can’t figure out why I have so many Brandywine tomatoes, and one of the types of peppers are not growing so much.  I hope all of this rain, and the Miracle Gro help a little bit.  I hear the next two days will be full of sun.

My snack

In a contribution to help make my migraines go away, and also to help the leftover few pounds from my Cuban holiday I bought five dollars worth of beautiful strawberries and sat and ate about fifteen of them for my after lunch, pre-dinner snack.  Okay, so there was about an hour and a half in between both of the meals – but thats even better.

Only babies

Purple cabbage

Blue, and rasps