Reading: Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew. Mel goes into what a square foot garden is:
- A garden based on squares instead of rows
- He encourages you to plant herbs and flowers in square foot gardens-not just vegetables
- Taking advantage of spacing when planting. Plant items that need more space next to items that don't need as much space
I have been wanting this book since Drew and I were dating, but never bought it because we are not in a place where we can have a square foot garden; our condo association rules state that food is not to be grown on balconies. Of course, I've broken that rule by planting some things in plant containers, but I haven't wanted to go to a huge amount of work and set it up only to be told I have to take it down.
Listening to: Jars of Clay Christmas Songs. Yes, I know Christmas was just over, but I like listening to the music year round.
Watching: Not watching anything. Though, I plan on watching the latest episode of Downton Abbey this afternoon while Charis is sleeping. It's a dreary day and Charis has already asked to watch The Hobbit-she's her father's daughter. But, I'm trying to focus her attention on other areas of life-toys, coloring, helping mama, reading books, etc.
Thankful for: Water and Coffee! I try to drink at least half a liter of lemon water before drinking coffee. I have to remind myself to drink water. When I was about 20 weeks pregnant, I was at Jo-Ann Fabrics and felt my uterus tighten every so often. At first I ignored it, but realized I had not had a lot of water that day. So, I went out to the van and got my Nalgene bottle, drank 3/4 of a liter, and the tightening stopped. I have to remember to drink because dehydration can cause preterm labor.
Linking up at A Mama Collective.