We grew sunflowers this year and they were so beautiful. They had their own place in the middle of the yard and I swear if you walked out back you would smile instantly! We're going to shy away from veggie this year until we know for sure there won't be a drought. I can't handle watching everything die again this up coming summer.
I'm going to google that song.
That white bean soup sounds delicious! DH has an aversion to legumes, so I miss out on all those yummy beany chickpeaish lentily dishes. :( Can I ask what you do for work? I didn't realise you worked from home - that's cool (well, in theory!). DH works from home... it's mostly good. :p
Erk. I was up until midnight last night making cookies and piping chocolate into fancy shapes for the pavlova. The cookie recipe made heaps, so I wrote "THE LIGHTED WINDOWS DIM" - a quote from a song called "The Long Day Closes", which is a very mournful one about death. We sing it at my singing group, and my sister can never sing it without giggling at the lugubrious lyrics, so hopefully it will cheer her up. Then I did "PUS" and "BLOOD & GORE" and her name, and "DOOM"... I think that was all. It was late, I can't remember. :p
Anyway, time to get ready to go. We woke up early and DD is behaving like a little terror. Yawn.
ETA: Oops, it's not "THE LIGHTED WINDOWS DIM" after all. It's "GO TO THE DREAMLESS BED", from the third verse. I was tossing up which was doomier.
Also, my second batch of veggie and flower seeds are starting to come up in pots on the deck. And I have just realised that I planted a bunch of sunflowers in my veggie patch, thinking they were melons. I thought they were sunflowers, but my father and DH's best friend swore stoutly that they were melon seedlings. But they look exactly the same as my just-emerging sunflower seedlings, which I know are sunflowers because I planted them in specific pots so as to keep a judgmental eye on them, thinking that none of them germinated last time. Which raises the question: where the heck are my melon seedlings? I really need to learn to label stuff. On the bright side, my veggie bed will look nice and festive - but I really didn't need to space sunflowers that far apart. Oh well, I can grow beans up 'em, maybe. But that's the last time I trust to my father's botanical knowledge (and/or eyesight).