Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Garden

My's getting bigger each day!
I am so proud of my little container garden.  This year, I planted tomatoes, green beans, cabbage, green bell peppers, carrots and lettuce.  The tomatoes were slow in producing fruit.  I had several flowers, but no fruit.  I researched online and discovered it was probably due to the extreme heat we've had.  I also, stopped fertilizing the pants.  Another thing I did, which I feel helped is, I  placed the container of the tomatoes in the shade.  That seemed to help in the production of flowers again and they didn't drop off like they did previously and this time they indeed produced fruit!  Once, the tomatoes started forming, I placed the container back in the sun and fertilize every so often.  I gave my mom a bag full of tomatoes as her tomato plants did not produce any fruit this year.  I thought my tomato plants were done (as they are no longer pretty looking...thus, no pic), but I see five new yellow flowers

My lovely Green Peppers
I had difficulty with the lettuce, carrots and green beans.  All were growing good and then something went wrong.  I will try growing these next year, but I will do differently.  With the lettuce, I will not attempt to grow seedling in the home and then transplant.  I will plant in a big pot outside and keep my fingers cross.  As far as green beans, I will have to pick up some bush type beans and not the pole type.  Carrots, not sure what went wrong, but I will purchase a deeper pot to have those in.

I am preparing for my fall garden, I plan to have kale, collards and I read that I still have time for lettuce, so I may give it another try.

It Would Have Been Her 82th Birthday

Love & Miss You

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cold Stone Creamery

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Random Thoughts

  • I live in the DC area and I have yet to watch Housewives of DC.  Why?  My dog chewed the last working remote (seriously!)...I'm stuck on Channel 5 until I get some new remotes (this wkend).  I miss the cable boxes where you could change the channel from it.
  • I can't stand gnats!  I wish they would stay outside where they belong.  I've used bleach, vinegar, bug spray, hairspray (it was near), soapy seems they don't die, they multiply!
  • "Dr." Laura, IS a racist!  Apology not accepted.  The incident where she said the "N" word several times is not why I refer to her as a racist. I agree she used it to make a point...a sad one and IMO really an over used one (i.e. black men say it...comedians used it).  THAT particular incident, she was insensitive, rude and swayed from the actual discussion at hand.  I refer to her as a racist, because of the comments she's made previously about Mexicans, African Americans, President Obama and of the countless other blantant racial remarks she made towards people of color.  I am an African-American woman, I hear some white people (notice I said some; as not ALL black people use the "N' word) go around calling each other 'Redneck'.  Is it ok for me to go around calling white people 'Redneck' and expect them not to be offended?  When they express that they are offended, is it okay to say you're "hypersensitive"?  When that person tries to express their dislike for the word and the derogatory meaning behind it;  is it okay for me to say, 'don't go getting all KKK on me?' I think know not!  Laura has shown her true color...the color of a racist. 
  • I'm going to New York for my birthday! Yay!
  • I can't stand gnats!
  • I came across my old answering machine and grandma's voice was on the recording...I cried, but they seemed to be tears of happiness.  I've listened to the message ten (10) times, which happens to be 'Happy Birthday' and her telling me she put my card in the mail late.  My birthday is on the 22nd of this month.  Isn't God wonderful!  Best Birthday gift I could ever ask for...hearing my grandma's voice again and her wishing me Happy Birthday.  Yall know I miss her.
  • I'm glad it FRIDAY!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Everfresh Banana Colada ... Yum!

I'm a juice person.  I LOVE juice and Mt. Dew.  The other day, I asked someone to bring me something to drink and they brought me that beauty on the left.  When I first looked at the flavor, I thought to myself, I've never had this flavor [by Everfresh] before.  Duh! That's when the red letters captured my attention "New".

I twisted the cap off and took a was "Everfreshing!"  Okay, but it was refreshing.  Really, the flavor was so distinctive.  The next day, I went to the grocery store, two gas stations and a Mom and Pops store to my disbelief no Everfresh Banana Colada.  It wasn't that they ran out, they didn't sell that flavor...hadn't heard of it.  I told the guy at one of the gas stations that he needed to contact his rep. or whomever makes the decision on what to sell in the store to put it on their shelves.  He laughed at me, but he wrote the name and flavor down.  I can't find this stuff!

So, I called my friend and asked where in the world did he find the juice he had brought me.  He didn't want to reveal his source [come on now it's only juice...good juice though], but offered to bring me another.  I accepted.  The first one I received was nice and cold and tasted great!  The second one I received had a slight chill.  I popped the top and was slightly disappointed.  I didn't get the "Everfreshing" taste.  After placing the bottle in the refrigerator and letting it properly chill, I was in luv again.

Everfresh has three new flavors check them out (make sure they are cold).   I know, I will.  If you're like me and can't find them in stores in your area contact Everfresh's Customer Service Ofc. they will provide info. on a retailer near you.

Disclosure:  I am not affiliated in anyway with Everfresh.  The products consumed, were not given to me by Everfresh, nor have I received compensation for the above review of the product.  The above review of the product is that of my personal opinion.