We've been spending the last couple of weekends hanging out in Atlanta and in between those trips it's been rainy...so it's been a good while since we've been able to work on our backyard. We still have the other half of the yard to weed and mulch, and still more flowers and plants need to be got and planted. However, we did manage to mulch along the entire back fence line, outlining and rounding the back-left corner of the yard...
We are also not looking forward to rehabbing the old FIRE PIT. According to one of our neighbors, the previous home owners used to burn their trash and old furniture in the fire pit, creating our own little BROWN FIELD situation that we need to detox and clean up. A cursory raking through the pit turned up tons of broken glass, charred pieces of wood and plastic, metal springs and hinges, and burnt up aluminum beer cans....and that's just the tip of the iceberg. It's going to take a while to remove all the tainted dirt. The plan is to replace the pit with a multi-tiered raised bed filled with herbs, plants, and flowers...
We're looking forward to getting back to our regular weekend routine of working in the yard, running out to the nurseries for garden supplies, and then rewarding our hard work with some ice cold treats at SUNO...
FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY: Tofu Baby's sixth birthday, being interviewed for ETSY Conversations, and hanging out in Atlanta with Caty, Dakota, Katherine, and Tara the service dog. I couldn't choose just one!
RAOUL: Going out to Atlanta is always fun.
WORST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY: Forgetting to bring my wallet when we went to Atlanta.
RAOUL: Missy forgetting to bring her wallet.
FUNNIEST MOMENT OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY: Tara the dog eating Katherine's bread rolls in the car!
RAOUL: That Jon Hamm video on the Rookie blog was pretty funny.
WORD OR PHRASE OF THE PAST WEEK?
RAOUL: "Techno Bears"
FAVORITE MEAL OF THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY: Soul Veg! The tofu filet sandwich with Hebrew bakes! And butter pecan ice cream.
RAOUL: "Country-fried steak" and vegan butter pecan ice cream from Soul Vegetarian.
ONE TASK YOU MUST ACCOMPLISH THIS WEEK?
MISSY: Draw my Tofu Baby comic?
RAOUL: Call to see if my school loan payment went through.
PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE PAST WEEK?
MISSY: Alessi's Ark, Grass Widow, Rachael Dadd, Ruby Fray, Woelv, Calvin Johnson, Tiger Trap, Girls Rock soundtrack, Professor Blastoff podcast.
RAOUL: Mazzy Star, Simon & Garfunkel, Donovan, Tiger Trap, Ladies Who Lunch, Girls Rock soundtrack.