Monday, April 6, 2009

Hands In Pockets

Another short film. It's incredible. Really. I have the pleasure to know some really insanely talented people.

Just pretend I'm not in it. Please.

Hands in Pockets from IRIS AND LIGHT on Vimeo.

Video: Ryan Southwell
Stills: Sheena Jibson and John Stephens
Models: Sheena, Kelly and me

Music is "Hands In Pockets" by Laura Gibson.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Back to Life, Back to Reality

We've been home for a week now...and I'm finally getting back into the swing of things. Back to our morning walks, watering the plants, never-ending picking up after a toddler, kickboxing classes, and some sewing and crafting that I'm really excited about. And juggling that all with actual work-work.

Speaking of plants...

They survived my absence! And not only that, they actually grew!

The tomatoes grew several inches and the Early Girl even has a flower.

I'm so relived. Of course, this is only the first of several times they'll be left to their own devices over the next 5 I'm still worried.

There was one disturbing discovery when we got home, however. I put the peppermint plant in our kitchen window while we were away, along with the cilantro. When we got back, I found that the peppermint had grown to insane proportions, but also had tons of little tiny green bugs all over the stems. I need to do some research but I'm pretty sure they're aphids. I'm so grossed/creeped out. Blech. Anyone have any good advice on how to get rid of them? For now I've just separated it from the other plants.

The lemon tree has lots of open blossoms. I think I need to get some other flowers back there to get some bee action happening. And I still need to fertilize. It's still a bit naked in the leaf department.

Some exciting crafties coming soon!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thursday Already?

Had to show off my produce box from Saturday. We just switched to the small box -- the big box is about twice as much and it was impossible for us to use it all. Anyway, isn't it pretty?

Tragedy struck last night though when I forgot about the asparagus grilling-in-a-tin-foil-packet and all of those lovely spears got steamed to a mushy mess. I was so sad. :(

I need to find something to do with more red cabbage. Anyone have any suggestions?

And in other news, there are give-aways going on at Hey Lucy all this week (it's not too late to enter for the ones from Mon and Tues) in celebration of her birthday. Go check it out! Lots of good stuff.