Mandy's Musings

Ramblings of romance author Madeline Baker/Amanda Ashley

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Rainy Day...for a minute

I love it was windy, it was sunny, it was cloudy, it was rainy, it was sunny again!

I painted my kitchen yesterday. Blue, of course. Took me all day! My kitchen is pretty big, but it really doesn't have any walls to speak of, except for the space between the counter and the cupboards and behind the stove, one narrow wall beside the door, and a few other small spaces. The rest of the kitchen is windows and a sliding glass door and a pantry. Looks nice, if I do say so myself! Of course, the down side is, I have almost a gallon of paint left. Trying to decide now what to do with the rest of the paint. I'm thinking my office could use a make-over....

Have you seen the new Star Wars playing cards? Each card is a Star Wars poster. Very cool!


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Nothing in Particular

Well, can you believe it’s March already? We could use some rain here in Sunny California. Considering that it was over 80 degrees today, it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting any rain any time soon.

We planted some new plants in our “garden”. I can’t help but feel sorry for the poor things, since I have a black thumb and have basically consigned them to a slow death.
However, we planted peas, grapes, and blackberries. Also tomatoes, which are about the only thing we’ve grown successfully. In fact, we just planted the tomato plants last week, and we already have two little green tomatoes growing! We also planted a loquat tree.

Last year, we planted two fig trees. One got three figs on it, the other one might have had one, I can’t remember. This year, the one that bore fruit is growing leaves. The other one looks pretty sad.

Remarkably, the poinsettia plant that I bought before Christmas is still blooming and beautiful. Probably feels sorry for me.