Thursday, June 4, 2009

I Want to Be Organic Farmers

Good news about my garden: it didn't drown in the recent rains! Bad news about the hanging baskets on my porch: they did.

I have one huge flower on one of my zucchini plants. This is great news! I feel a little cheated on my garden this year... I downsized my tomato plants (instead of 28 plants I think I have 12) and one of them died. One of my broccoli plants died and one of my pepper plants died also. I also left a big empty space in the middle of the garden plot for another vegetable--preferably onions--but I never was able to find anything to put there, so now it's empty!! Ugh! I'm considering getting more tomato plants because last week people were still selling them at the Farmers Market. But still... if I had onions, I would have an entire salsa garden and that would be very cool. I love salsa.

Last night we went to the BrewCo for dinner with Martin's mom and sister. Martin and I split a beer and had hot food and it was cozy and festive. When we came home nobody went to sleep. Again. I don't know what the trick is. We HAVE a routine. We've always had a routine... it's just that now the routine lasts 2 hours or so and instead of just changing diapers, putting on jammies and fixing bottles there are a lot of failed attempts at getting kidders to sleep as well. We've tried making bedtime earlier, we've tried making bedtime later... we've tried all the advice we've been given by different parents and nothing seems to work. Arrrrggggg....

I've noticed that ever since I've had kids my blog has become insanely boring. This is not to say my LIFE is boring, because it most certainly is not. It's just that my life is completely filled with little things that are important to me, but that are completely worthless to everyone else. So even though good stuff is happening, it isn't anything that anyone in his right mind would want to read a blog about, and so my blog is now boring. And I'm sorry.

In an effort to make it a less boring blog to read, I'm thinking about moving my family to Idaho.... or at least to Warren County. I'd like to have an organic farm. I'd like to open my farm to the WOOFing idea that Martin and I were never able to do. What could be better than a small organic farm full of enthusiastic young hippies and a lot of animals and vegetables and children? Probably nothing.


Clare said...

Awwww I love all the pictures!!! Greta is getting so big and adorable!!! Like my girls, Greta and Anja are so different! Forget Idaho, move to Warren county Virginia!! There are some hippie organic farmers out here! ;) Unfortunately there are also garden-eating ground hogs. :(

Martin Schap said...

That is why God gave us the .22 rifle.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is not boring.. You have lots of readers! :)

Justin said...

I so feel for you on the seemingly never-ending sleep struggle. I don't even know what it was that even made Zeke finally start to sleep through the night. We had tried EVERYTHING to no avail. Finally, a couple of months after he turned two, he just started sleeping. Prayers for you!

I think the pictures of the girls are so cute! Especially the middle one of Greta smiling, and the very last one of both girls.

And your blog is not boring!


Anne said...

Your blog is not boring Annie! All of us moms like reading what all the other moms do to fill their days. We're all living the same kind of life but very differently and so it makes for fun reading!

I also love that last picture of the two girls. Two girls, how fun!

LauraSuz said...

I agree with everyone else - your post are not borning. I'm pretty sure every time you post I say out loud, "Yay Annie posted!". Those will probably be MG's first words. :)

Anonymous said...

Farm in Warren Co. I'm in! Maybe right next door to Uncle Johnny's! I was only a sort of "half-hearted" hippie in the late 60's and early 70's...I still ironed my jeans and wore make-up. Also my hair was way too curly. I'd like to try again. Mrs. Schap could give you pointers on those days, too. It is in your genes.....on both sides. Remember those pictures of Daddy with the long hair and the mustache? Oh, my! He sure didn't look like the Mr. Hatke, staunch citizen of today!
Love, Mama

Lady Caitie in the Pretty City said...

Your blog is anything but boring!! Hello!?!?! You had a STALKER!! You could have stopped writing after that and I'd still list your blog as one of the most exciting! :) Keep writing, Annie!

Jill said...

I TOTALLY know how you feel about your kids not sleeping! argh! even with a bedtime routine, sometimes it just takes forever. And I still can't get Thomas to go to sleep for more than a few hours at a time, and he's almost 8 months old. I don't get how other people's babies sleep for so long at night! Mine never do. I guess I'm just lucky that way.

Ann in LA said...

Your blog is funny, not boring!

Also, we stayed up late watching the TV series The Wire on DVD when the baby was new. A-MA-ZING.

Anonymous said...

Jill, Annie, and all: Other people's babies DON'T sleep all night...other people just lie.
Mrs. H, Mama and Ooma

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