Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

We had a great time last night. We were disappointed that Adam's sister, her husband, and their boy weren't able to come over after all; evidently the babysitter flaked. And she was family! So there's no excuse. But you can't fire family, on the other hand. So we stayed at H&R's through 230 am. We rang in the new year with a very sadly impaired Dick Clark and fireworks we could see over Newark.

A lot of our conversation was devoted to plotting a gardening coop. There were three of us couples there; we went through the 2008 Burpee seed catalog and divided up what produce we want to grow this year. We did really well with cucumbers and sweet peppers last year so we're doing more of those again, and we're going to try onions and garlic. I'd like to try a different type of squash, but only one or two plants as opposed to the infestation of them I did last year. We're also going to grow a few herbs - lavender, thyme, and basil, says Adam, and I'd like to do some rosemary because I adore it.

Further on into the evening we played Apples to Apples, which I'd never played before but which is very fun. All in all it was a lovely evening.

Today, Adam's sister et al came over and hung out for a bit before they drove back to Virginia. We spent the rest of today lying on the sofas in front of the TV, watching Planet of the Apes movies and (me) knitting the rest of the orange sock. Those socks are going to Tammy, Adam's sister.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

And let me tell you, I have a LOT of friggin socks- nothing compares the my Barclay-made orange ones! They are soft, sooo warm and if they didn't start to stink (not like Adam's stinky feet) I'd wear them 24/7.
Much love, from me & my socks!