They’re making me do it.

Okay, so my lovely e-friend and gfriend, Sarah, put together a lovely little yahoo group for some of her buddies (hurray! I’m a buddy!), and she has challenged us to post a picture every day.

I’m only like a week and a half late. I’ve just been sitting there, reading other people’s posts, and being lazy. But the more I look at their pictures, the more I want to be involved, so I’m gonna get off my butt and start participating.

This morning was a perfect day for weeding. Cool and overcast – ideal outside weather when you have a rather debilitating phobia of wasps, like I do. I took Ariel outside with me, and she played with chunks of dirt and rock while I tackled some more of our forest of hay fever (and a few other miscellaneous menaces).


Here is my first Village Green Picture of the Day (PoD). I call it, “When Weeds Fight Back.”

When weeds fight back


“Soon” is a relative term.

I told you that the kitchen was coming soon, and I meant it, kind of. I mean, this is soon, right? Compared to, say, “soon, we will be independent of foreign oil” or “soon, I will get my pre-baby stomach back”?

That’s what I thought.

Why did it take me so long, you ask?

Well, let’s see…

I didn’t want to show you the sink quite yet, because it’s always a little messy.

I didn’t want to show you the window above the sink because it only has old cloth napkins of a window treatment.

I didn’t want to show you the island because there was still garlic peel on it from yesterday’s roasted garlic asparagus.

I didn’t want to show you the pantry because it’s disorganized, and I don’t have a spice rack yet, so my spices are a jumbled pile of tiny jars.

And I didn’t want to show you our lovely new table that we got for a steal, because there always seems to be SOMETHING on it.

But, a month and a half after our move, I’m realizing that if I wait for things to be just so, it may be awhile!  So here, without further ado, is my kitchen.

A bit messy, but boy is it fabulous!