To garden or not to garden…?

Okay so it’s already April and I haven’t started any seedlings or anything at all yet. I am not really sure I have the time to do a large garden this year, but I know I will really miss it if I don’t. Fortunately, we live far enough south that getting a late start will not hurt anything. Between boating and work and everything else I will be hard pressed to keep up with it all. The food from the garden comes in handy for sure, because all the excess I can or freeze. Yes, I share some with friends and family, but it is really for sustainability, so I keep most of it.

I also was supposed to start a chicken coop and raise some chickens this year. Building a coop is relatively easy and chickens are easy to raise. The eggs from my own chickens well definitely come in handy with a family. I feel like I am dropping the ball a little bit because I want to do other “fun” things this year, rather than concentrate on making our life more sustainable. I guess I will give it a few more days and then I will probably go ahead and start the garden. Food for the family is important and it doesn’t cost much to get seeds and throw some water on them every day.

Spring is coming – and that means a new boat!

I am so happy that spring is almost here, because that means boating season is right around the corner and this year we are getting a new boat! Our old one just died a horrible death a few years ago, and we are finally going to replace her with a newer model. I absolutely love the great outdoors and going out on the lake is so much fun. There are many places to camp if you want to camp out for the weekend and enjoy nature at it’s best. Our summer weekends mean getting away from it all and having fun on the water.

We are trying to decide whether to get a pontoon boat this time or another smaller boat. I am all for the pontoon as it is easier to camp off of. It holds more gear and comes with a BBQ grill and everything. As well as electrical outlet plugs and a radio with a CD player.

My honey wants the cheaper smaller boat as it is easier to get into and out of the water. No can do! We are going to get something really nice this time around and I want to be able to really relax and have fun. I bet I get my way on this one!

Musical Neighbor

You have to understand that I don’t have a single musical bone in my body. I can’t carry tune, in fact my babies would cry when I would try and sing to them in an effort to comfort or soothe them into a nice slumber. NOT! They would cry and scream even louder, something I took to heart for a very long time and still throw in their face from time to time and we have a good laugh about. But it still a fact that I can’t sing.

I have never had any luck with any musical instrument that I have found myself attracted to or given access to. I took piano lessons for 2 1/2 years and still can’t read music or play even the simplest tune that many 2nd graders know by heart. I couldn’t even memorize chop sticks for goodness sakes!

So my neighbor was rattling on about his new microphone from the local guitar center atlanta that his wife had gave him for his birthday, last year, She round it at which he really didn’t have a birthday at all because he is a leap year baby and last year wasn’t a leap year. It seems that the years that he really doesn’t have a calendar birthday his wife really goes out of her way to make up for “inconvenience” of being a leap year baby, which I think is pretty cool of her. They are good people, don’t get me wrong. It is such a pleasure to have neighbors that are as nice as these people are it’s just not what I had planned for tomorrow night, but nothing that I can’t reschedule.

Executive Fantasy Hotels Miami Florida Style

The love of my life has been spending a good amount of time planning something very special for the up and coming Valentine’s Day for us to enjoy, but has been trying so hard to keep it a secret. He knows that it is driving me crazy not knowing what he is up to and that it is very difficult to pull off a surprise with me, which makes him try even harder to keep his lips sealed.

I think that I have figured part of it out, though I won’t let him know what I discovered on his computer today while he was visiting his parents. Usually he takes his laptop with him wherever he goes, but today he walked out the door and left it behind. Now, people that really know me, know that I am not the type of person to snoop into somebody elses business. I respect people’s privacy and all that, but this big secret that he is hiding is just driving me crazy. So when he left and I noticed he didn’t take his laptop I figured it was the perfect opportunity to see just what has been up to and boy wasn’t I surprised to find the sites that he has been visiting and has bookmarked.

It looks like he has found and booked us a room at one of the Executive Fantasy Hotels Miami Florida, which I have never heard of up until now, but after what I saw online about it I can’t wait to see it and experience it myself! I just hope that this doesn’t come back and bite me in the butt. I could be totally off base with his intentions. I know that one should never assume, and lord knows I try not to. If you haven’t seen or heard of this unique fantasy hotel you really should check out their website.

 

Wolf Moon

Tonight marks the first full moon of the year 2017. Because it is the first full moon, it is also known as the wolf moon. This name dates back to American Indian culture and their belief that wolfs howl at moon because they are hungry. There is also an added bonus that comes with tonight’s bright moon.

When the moons orbit is closest to us, it is called perigee. When perigee and a full moon coincide, as they will tonight, the result is a brighter, bigger moon. This means that some features of the moons surface will be very visible. I hope that everyone will be able to take a few minutes to walk outside and check out this rare and awesome sight!

First Full Moon In January

Wolf Moon