gardening update: june + july

I was outside last night like I am every night, watering what’s left of my little garden and thinking about how I can hardly ever keep plants alive. Whether indoor plants or outdoor ones, even the “easy” ones. It’s actually quite frustrating. Sometimes though, I feel like there are things that happen which are beyond my control. Those things being the weather and bugs. They adversely affect any good things that might be happening in the garden.

To quickly recap, my mom planted a few things in our raised bed back in the middle of March. We actually were still having some pretty cold days back then (hard to believe now in the thick of the summer heat!) but it was nothing that affected the plants and April was a nice, cool spring month. There were 3 varieties of tomatoes, a few different peppers and then some herbs and marigolds for pest control.

After our May rains, June arrived with the accompanying heat which has only intensified since then. I left off last time with saying that I was going to get some fresh potting soil, since roots were starting to be exposed and getting a bit yellow. Continue reading

my new fitness routine

I really want to take a nap right now since both kids are sleeping, but there is so much to do. Time for a nap, said no mom ever. So here I am, writing a blog post procrastinating on the other more important things to do.

Over this past weekend, I got to thinking about my totally new-ish workout routine since having our second child and realized I hadn’t written or even mentioned fitness since before she was born. (Here’s the link if you’re interested.)

Now that I’m approaching 5 months into this having two kids gig, I have a somewhat good exercise routine established and thought I would share how things are different and any things that are still the same as before. Indulge me? If not, I won’t be offended if you choose to skip this post.
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reading lately 2.2015

It’s time for another edition of “what I’ve been reading lately”. Sounds like the title of a catchy song, no? *crickets* Well, in case you are new around these parts (hi!) I like jotting down these types of posts every so often as a reminder to myself of books I’ve read. Also, it’s fun to see if anyone responds (though blog comments are pretty much nonexistent┬áthese days thanks to other forms of social media…) with suggestions on books they’ve read because I’m always game for new books to read. Also, my “to-read” list must always exceed my “have read” list just in case I were to ever run out of reading material.

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