Still working on the wildly boring baby blanket. The shower is Friday. If I work hard (harder than I have been!), it will be done!
It's a big circular-needle wad at the moment.
I haven't let myself work on anything else, so as a result, there's been very little knitting lately.
This afternoon, I went out and bought mint, basil, and sage and repotted them into some pretty pots. (I left a whole lot of pots at my house in San Antonio, so I had to buy new ones.) I've talked about growing herbs forever, and finally decided to do it. They're on my balcony, which is closest to the kitchen. On the patio, I'm afraid they would be a nice snack for the ducks and geese!
I chose herbs that I buy fresh frequently -- I'm currently on a real mint kick. My favorite salad at the moment is baby spinach with strawberries and whatever other berries I have on hand (this week, raspberries and blackberries), mint leaves, and raspberry dressing. And mint is essential to this dish, which is still a favorite. If this experiment works -- meaning they don't die in the next week -- I'll go back for more. Parsley would be nice. Any other ideas?
I also have a new phone, that looks just like my old one. Last Saturday I tried to flip it open to read a text and noticed this:
Opening it up only made it worse.
Of course, it was out of warranty. So I got another, exactly like it. My contract isn't up until March, but I really want to get an iPhone then.
One more thing: anyone from the Upper Midwest know what this tree is?
My reserved parking space, in front of my townhouse, is under this tree. In the fall, it leaves millions of tiny leaves all over my car, and in the summer, it drops these things:
And the birds like to sit in it, too. Knowing what it is would make it easier to think the ugly thoughts that I think about it all the time!