Look at my baby
My baby tomato is almost all grown up! It was just a little over a month ago that I spotted it, brand new on the vine, and yesterday I was thrilled to notice through the kitchen window that it was starting to turn RED! This is the "Better Boy" variety and, I have to say, compared to the other pot that has "Big Boy," this one is definitely better -- a lot more fruit! I can't tell you how excited I am that I'll soon be harvesting my first home-grown tomatoes.
I will have a nice, long stretch of time off around the Labor Day weekend, and DH and I are planning to (finally) build the loggia over the patio/deck -- and I'm getting excited. The plans include built-in seating and planters. Originally, the planters were going to be for things like pansies, petunias and morning glories, but now I'm thinking more along the lines of tomatoes, peppers and green beans!
I missed my WW weigh-in last week, so was kind of looking forward to this week. I've not been particularly good, but not very bad, either -- I tried to keep a balance. The mushroom & swiss burger I had at the diner last weekend meant a big ol' salad for supper on another night. That burger was so good, I still salivate when I think about it (so worth it)! I hardly felt deprived when I made my salad with organic greens, tomtoes, mushrooms, a good salad dressing -- there was such a wonderful, colorful variety of greens and they looked so good (seriously, a container is so much better than a bag). Yum. So, anyway, all the give-and-take resulted in another 2.4-pound loss (over two weeks) and I'm only about a half-pound from a total of 10. That's a milestone I wouldn't mind passing by. ; )
I finally located all my Sugar & Cream cotton last night, right under my nose, but not until after I looked in all sorts of drawers and bins and bags. Sheesh, sometimes I wonder why I bother with trying to organize. It's all going right back into the bag from Three Dog Designs, from whence it came during the organizing, so I can take it with me to my sister's this weekend, anyway. I've begun to Log Cabin in a very random way -- perfect for road-trippin'. Taking a cue from my very good friend (and because it's one of my favorite songs ever), Let the Good Times Roll!