Monday, May 30, 2005

another glorious weekend :)

Saturday - Spent some time with friends doing quasi-Norse things. Vandy allowed me access to her dyestuffs and we tried logwood, bloodrot, and dandelion flowers. I provided fleece and the patience to keep watch on the fires. :)

Logwood - tint of purple, Bloodrot - tint of orange/coffee, and dandelions - tint of yellow. Vandy says if we'd put more time into prep, we would have gotten better colours.

Also spent some time crushing rock ore with the hubby so the boys can smelt iron the way the Vikings did in a few weeks.

Sunday - We got home late the night before so this was a lazy day wandering around getting a few things done here and there.

Monday, which is of course today - I took the day off because I have to get rid of some extra vacation time before the end of June and because the gardens needs me. Or I need the gardens, whichever. :)

Today I finished cutting the lawn for the first time. It's somewhat delayed because of weather and breaking down of lawn mower. Weeded the garden, fertilized the garden. Did the dishes, did some laundry. Went shopping, bought some clothes.

Am I the only woman who feels insulted by the sizing methodolgy being used these days? I consider myself a thoroughly average sized woman, and when I can't fit into an extra large shirt - because it's too small - I'm insulted. And occassionally downright incensed. Do they use 10 year old girls to base the sizing on or what?

Hmmm...ranting. Right then, well, that's it.

Karen

4 comments:

Mia, the Nature Nut said...

Busy weekend - you are lucky, sounds like you had good weather. I spent the day wandering the garden doing chores in the rain ... again. The bonus was that I managed to take some nice close-ups of plants in my garden.

I came across a Viking blog this morning - the Viking Underground, which may interest you (actually it was linked from a garden blog that I discovered a while back), called Through the Garden Gate.

Karen said...

hi Mia!

I've already seen those close-ups :) I check your page almost every day.

The Viking blog.... thanks, but it seems to be about a sports team, not the historical Vikings.

Karen

Karen said...

hi Mia!

I've already seen those close-ups :) I check your page almost every day.

The Viking blog.... thanks, but it seems to be about a sports team, not the historical Vikings.

Karen

Mia, the Nature Nut said...

How silly of me ... now if it was a garden blog, I would have read every word ☻