Monday, May 4, 2009

Gardening!! (the rest of the weekend)

Saturday, B had a class at work in the a.m., so I got up with him to get an early start on the day. I worked in the yard for 3.5 hrs- it was AWESOME! I planted basil and tomatoes in containers for mid summer bruschetta and caprese salad. I weeded the side garden, raked the leaves from the yard, swept the patio, planted flower seeds in front of the side garden, and planted some rosemary in the corner where nothing ever grows. We live in an apt in a three flat, and that side garden hasn't been touched in years, I'm sure. I filled two huge garbage bags with dead plants, leaves, weeds, etc. I also split some hostas in order to balance out some of the spaces in the yard. I can't wait to see how things look in a few weeks. I'll definitely take pics for you guys once things begin to grow and blossom. This is one of the reasons I would love to find a house for us. I can't wait to plan my own yard and garden. I have such a love for digging and planting, and I love to see the fruit of my labor later in the summer.

After B got home, we went for a 5.5 mile run/walk and found a gorgeous, slightly hidden street in the city that we would love, love, love to live on. Definitely out of our price range, but amazing older (historical) houses on good sized plots that definitely put other areas in the neighborhood to shame. It was a part of the city neither of us have spent any time in, and it was definitely fun to explore. We then showered and got ready for a great dinner at Frasca. I had a cucumber and basil vodka cocktail that was really interesting and very refreshing. We're going to try to recreate it at home. Met some friends for drinks in Wrigleyville and then came home because I had to work in the morning.

Sunday I worked all day. B played golf and cleaned for the week ahead. We had an amazing rice salad for dinner last night- I'll definitely post the recipe next week. It will be a great summertime dinner, especially for picnics!! Plus it holds really well and would be an easy lunch the next day.

Boring post- no pics! But you'll get inundated with pics next weekend- just wait!


  1. golf. a long run and prep work for caprese salad, sounds like a fab weekend to me!


  2. You go girl-you rocked on Saturday.. 3.5 in the garden and 5.5 on the pavement! Sounds like a very productive day!

    That is one of my goals for this month-to plant some herbs and veggies for us to enjoy this summer :)


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