Thursday, May 27, 2010

Gardening in the moon light

It has become my thing to garden in the moonlight once my boys are in bed. I would spray myself down with mosquito repellent, sit outside in the dark mostly and admire my potted plants before I do the dishes. I would also spend 15 minutes using my watering container to water all my plants. It's a lot more fun than the hose.

I'm hoping and dreaming and hoping and dreaming that my plumeria plant will bloom this summer. I'm just hoping and dreaming.

Plumeria flower give me such comfort. It's my childhood flowers from Macau where I was born. Lately, that's all I crave, things that gives me comfort. Bombax Ceiba is another type of flower that gives me comfort. It's also known as cotton flower tree.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Hair Cuts for the Boyz

We spend our Saturday in Baltimore visiting grandma at the nursing home. We got back early Sunday morning just in time to cut our grass and our boys' hair. Miles had his first hair cut. His hair was getting a little long and little messy. It was time for his first cut. The Hubby gave Tai a hair cut too. It was time to get their hair ready for the summer. Here they are friends, nice and fresh heads!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Garden Talk

Gardening...I have been in the garden every spare moment I get. I work with a very very shaded garden but I learned from last year's experience that arugula is one veggie that I can make work in my shaded yard. So here they are growing very nicely in pots. I have started these back in April.

Mr. Shaft, my dog knocked over one of the pots and I harvested some early and they were delicious. I have one more servings left in another pot. I'm curious to how tall these guys can grow.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Knit Something Mommy!

So, my blog is hardly about knitting at all. I've been super busy these days. Working, working working and physical therapy for my knee during my lunch hour. So in between all that, plus the house work and caring my boys. I found myself gardening in the moonlight and knitting like a mad woman on the train. Those are my free time. So here it is, I'm finally finished with my very first sweater. The Tea Leaves Cardigan. I first came across it from my favorite mommy blogger Soule Mama. With my friend's Stacy's encouragement, we got started. I substituted the yarn with Lion Brand wool ease Blue Mist. I really love this sweater. It fits well and I'm so proud of it. I have a few more cool days to wear it! I'm getting ready to start the next project. I actually have nothing on my needles right now. Will blog again soon about that. Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Here is where we stand...

It's been 6 months since my husband's mother's been ill. She has been coming in and out of the hospital in the past 2 months and my husband has been traveling back Baltimore quite a bit.
Life at home gets slightly more challenging just trying to get everything done on mornings and nights when he's not around.

Mom is such a fighter. She's gone through so many different procedures, test and chemotherapy. Her mind and will is stronger than her body. And she is still fighting.

We are just glad that she is still here with us.