Friday, 25 September 2009

When The Chips Are Down



I'd like to just fast-forward straight to the weekend if I may. I'm sure no one would protest?

This is one of those weeks when Mamas should be paid danger money (for all the stinky nap-naps, snotty noses, late nights, co-sleeping with legs askew and just plain gross things we have to do). I'm sick of this week and am saying so long suckaz to it.
If I had to come up with a highlight I'd be totes scraping the barrel at saying I've really enjoyed the discount on Lindt chocolate at my local IGA ($2.99 a block -yeeehaaaw!). I mean, if that's the best this week has to offer, then something's definitely wrong.
So in a bid to oust the sickness, boring-ness, and just plain fuddiness, the Doctor, Tiny and I visited the nursery to bring a little green into our grey-ness.

I've been blatantly snaffling cuttings of neighbour's geraniums (a la Cath at Chunky Chooky). I know geraniums are not for everyone, but when I think of Paris, I think of looking up at those high apartments with the flower pots in the windows, with colour oozing out. And that's what I want in our home. Except we're not in Paris. And we're not living in an apartment.

So I've doused the stems in hormone powder and bunged them in a pot. This is a no-brainer. A confidence builder.

The Doctor and I also bought some cherry tomatoes. My Mum told me that they were pretty simple to grow, so we're having a go at those too. And some basil. Anyone for some bruschetta in a few months?

9 comments:

Nikkers said...

There's nothing wrong with geraniums - lovely colours. I got some cuttings from my neighbour of one particule plants with a lovely deep crimson/hot pink. I can't wait to have them blooming at my place.
I'm sure you'll enjoy yours too.

Mookah said...

Yum! I'll definatley be there for the bruschetta. This year we have just put in a 'heap' of basil to hopefully make up a years supply of basil pesto. Nothing like a plan!

Tania said...

I too am beside myself this week is O.V.E.R. So beside myself there are two of me.

Jessi said...

this week was totally sucky for me too. i fricken hated it. i had pharyngitis ... yuk! and felt like alone and blahhhhh

dorothybills said...

Roll on next week, it's gotta be better! Hope your is!
Great little plants though!

Aussie-waffler said...

Tommys and basil are the best, bruscetta sounds like a grand plan.

PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

Nothing prettier than pink and red geraniums tumbling out of window boxes - and so french... Just keep trimming them so they don't get leggy and gross - that's why people think they're ugly.
And mmmm, bruscetta....

Michelle said...

I also love geraniums, I don't even bother with hormone powder - just chuck a cutting in the soil. I have visions of terracotta pots full of them. The local possums however, adore them too and so far have thwarted my visions. Not only eating all the leaves, but very rudely smashing the pots afterwards. Must be Greek possums..

Hope your weekend is a good one...

Leonie said...

you go girl!