Saturday, July 12, 2008

Just in time

I woke up before five this morning, not much sleep but hurting enough (and hungry enough, lol) to need to get up. I took the doglet out right away and am I EVER glad that I did! Cuz yanno, it's been raining for the past two hours... and just in time, too! Today was "water that squash before it wilts again!" day. *grin* Now I don't have to.

I spent an amazing amount of money on one plant the other day, $4 on a spearmint plant. I wanted to make tabouli, a Lebanese salad that is mainly parsley, mint, and wheat, and I couldn't buy enough mint in the produce section for less than $6. But there was this lonesome mint plant, bright green and lush, just huge in the pot. I meant to take a before pic but well... um... I got carried away and scalped it. *blush* The tabouli was good! *blushes again* Anyhow, when it stops raining, I'll take the poor scalped thing out with the rest of my lil garden. *sheepish look* I need to get it a bigger pot but I think that has to wait a while, at least until next payday.

In the meantime, I am ALLLLLL inspired by a new library book. Paper + Pixels is a scrapbooking book that comes with a CD of papers, tags, and frames, but the reason I loved it? It has GREAT tips for using both Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop Elements!!! These are what amounts to tutorials for using both programs to work with pictures, backgrounds, and text, and I learned a LOT from them. I had no idea that you could do so much with photos in Word!

I have an older version of Photoshop (not Elements, but the whole Photoshop program) and it so far hasn't loaded on this puter... but I am truly inspired to try it again. I loved what they did with photos and since I've always been interested in desktop publishing, plus now I have the blog, well, I've always wanted to be able to do what they've done!

So, this morning's rainy agenda? Load that program on the puter. *eyebrow waggling grin* here's hoping it takes!



  1. I think mint is such a wonderful herb. A friend of mine recently made me a wonderful cabbage salad using mint, cilantro and lemon juice. It was incredible. She also adds it to her lettuce salads a lot. Now I just need to plant more of it.

  2. I would love to give you some of my mint as every year it expands more into my garden and not up the hill like I would like it to - lol.


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