Monday, March 21, 2016

Seed swap?

Does anyone have the problem of having too many vegetable/plant seeds?

My son and I planted herbs this year. We usually have a vegetable garden, but I forget to start early enough to use seeds! That and I generally kill potted plants by accident. But this year if all goes well, we'll at least have cilantro and basil plants. I still have to go buy some tomato and maybe cucumber seeds/plants.

If anyone wants some basil or cilantro seeds, I'd be happy to share. Also, I'd be happy to take any extra seeds you have off your hands.

Peach trees in blossom!

I'm usually excited by forecast for snow, but the weather forecast for Sunday had me upset! Last year almost all of our fruit trees had blossoms until a unseasonably cold day made them drop. I feared the same would happen this year. But I'm happy to report that our peach and nectarine trees are loaded with blossoms! So excited for the summer to pick fruit off our trees. It's the best thing ever.

Still here!

Pardon my absence! I haven't blogged in a really long time. In case anyone cares, I still LOVE Congress Heights!

Since the last time I wrote, I have another baby. NBD. :) I've got to take advantage of this big old house. It's starting to fill up nicely. I think I've finally figured out how to juggle two kids, a household and a full-time job, so I can return to my late night hobby of writing about the neighborhood!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Back to work!

I took a brief blogging vacation. But I'm back in time for Valentine's Day! So I wanted to wish everyone a happy Valentine's Day. I love Valentine's Day. There's nothing like a day devoted to cookies, candy, and LOVE!

Even before I was married, I always had a blast making something special for Valentine's day, like heart-shaped cookies or chocolate dipped strawberries for family and friends. No need to buy into the commercialism that surrounds all these holidays. I just enjoy having the excuse to bake something special and share it. Otherwise sometimes it just doesn't occur to me!

Happy Valentine's to all my friends, family and neighbors!

Monday, December 8, 2014

DCUM predicts Anacostia will be the hottest market

I was SHOCKED to come across this thread on DC Urban Moms (DCUM) forum. In response to a question asking which neighborhood was going to become hot this year, an overwhelming majority answered Anacostia. Obviously, I think SE is awesome, but I didn't realize the word has spread so far that DCUM is catching on. I was definitely pleasantly surprised to hear so much positive conversation about Anacostia, Congress Heights, etc.

DCUM usually runs extremely conservative in the real estate market discussions. For example, one of the posters said Capitol Hill would become the next hot market. (Several decades late on that, lady....)

Another example of DCUM's conservatism is how many posters classify schools as being either WOTP or EOTP, aka west/east of the Rock Creek Park. For them, it's not even WOTR/EOTR; it is WOTP/EOTP. The WOTP/EOTP division, however, is slowly wearing away. Who knows maybe we'll have them salivating over the new Ballou next.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for my family and friends, my baby, especially his little songs and kisses, good health, our friendly neighborhood, and our warm house full of love. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

First time!

Generally, I hate going to new grocery stores because I don't like having to search for things that I am used to finding easily in my usual haunts.

I was so pleasantly surprised by the new Harris Teeters in Navy Yard that my usual annoyance of not finding the toothpaste aisle was overcome by the variety of products and the quick service.
There were so many people shopping yesterday, the day before Thanksgiving, but the service was  great. Practically no lines! Why hasn't Giant figured this out?  And the variety of all types of products was wonderful. Better than other Harris Teeters I've been to. And they're all good to start with.

Wow. If only we had another grocery store  EOTR with better service that sold more produce than chips. I'm looking at you, Giant!