Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Momma's out there, hope your day is everything you want and more!

Our Mom went out for bagels and coffee with Dad before they went to Home Depot. Today's project was the powder room toilet. Dad shouldn't have asked Mom what she wanted for Mother's Day if he didn't want to know the answer. Between you and I our family is a bit different than most if I do say so myself. Do women really want a toilet to be fixed over roses?

The toilet wasn't broke in like the functioning part of the appliance. The toilet would move, slide whenever you sat on it. The master plumber at Home Depot explained how to fix it but when you do, the bees wax gasket has to be replaced. It needed to have the flange screwed down tighter because it wasn't seated like it supposed to be. It ended up taking Dad just over an hour to fix it. The expression on Mom's face made it all worth while. If only everything in life was that easy to fix.

We planted the cucumbers, peppers and petunias today. The wind got to Mom because it was stirring up all the dust and pollen which made her sneeze and sneeze so we called it a day with those tasks. We have three hanging baskets filled with petunias in different shades of purple. In the four foot by four foot planter box, we have cucumbers seedlings with pink petunias. It looks really cool like that. If your wondering how we have that size box Dad and Quasi built the box for Mom as a Mother's Day gift about six years ago.(Quasi is my older brother, He's an eighteen year old Maine coon cat.)
Quasi kept watching Dad, climbing on the wood and he even took a nap in the box before it was filled with composted dirt and vermiculite. That made the parental units laugh.

We may live in a city but we do have an awesome garden,grape tomatoes, early girl tomatoes, roma tomatoes, peppers, green beans, swiss chard, beets, and my particular favorite catnip. In the rail planters, we have a very nice herb selection of old fashion oregano, greek oregano, cilantro, basil, marjoram, flat leaf parsley, thyme, chives, rosemary and mint. We also have two rail planters filled with strawberries that are good producers. We adapted to our situation and planned our garden well.

We are having grilled salmon, steamed clams, sautéed Brussels sprouts with garlic and garlic bread with fresh strawberries and ice cream for dessert. Yum!

Anyway, we hope your day is bringing smiles to your face. Me, I can't wait to have a piece of the grilled salmon. Yes, they do share!

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