Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Artsy Fartsy House
Had a little extra time at work and fiddle with the house picture. Tried to get it to show up where the lighthouse is now (top left) on this page, but nuthin-doin. I need another html crash course. You can't see it too well here, but there's a plum tree directly behind the bottom balcony and a garden on this side of it - you can see a line where the stones are at the bottom edge of the dirt pile.
Kids and I played around in the dirt last weekend. Ciara was way impressed with the carrots left over from last year (oh God knows how long ago) and Cian was scared of the worms. Except that he wanted to see them over and over again. After I put the worm back into the dirt and covered it, he'd pat the dirt with his spade and chirp "Aus! Aus!" Which is what we yell at Benny the bulldog (nextdoor) when we don't want him to jump on us. I tried to explain that we need the worms to make the dirt healthy for our veggies, but he just shook his head and said "beh" which is Cianspeak for "Eeew". I might have a hard time getting this kid to eat veggies out of the garden, eh?
Oh yeah, did some delegating this weekend. Ciara is all puffy-chest-proud that she's in charge of the plums when the tree bears fruit and the carrots we are planning to sow. I wonder if she'd be this proud to be in charge of the vacuuming...