Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Today was a busy, fun-filled day. This morning we went to Paradise Park with some friends, then home for nap time, then to Target, and then to the dentist. Emma sat on my lap like a perfect angel at the dentist, but that's where the dentist-related good news ends. I've never felt that the teeth cleaning process was painful before. Until today. Good Lord! I have not been in that much pain for quite some time. At one point the hygenist said my gums were really "bleedy" today. "No kidding!" I wanted to shout. "That's probably because you are tearing them to ribbons with your sharp, pointy little torture device!" Thankfully, I (barely) survived that, so to celebrate Emma and I went to Sweet Tomatoes for dinner. Afterwards, I decided there was still more fun to be had at Paradise Park, and since the passes are good for a whole day, we headed back there. Well, apparently there was NOT more fun to be had there, because when we got there only part of it was open, and not the part we wanted. That'll teach me to not scroll down when I'm checking closing times on a webpage.

Emma's little seeds have been growing so rapidly that I figured tonight it was time to move them to bigger pots. I recently read that when you have more than one sprout in one little container, you are just supposed to use scissors to cut off all but one. I couldn't bring myself to murder such happy, ambitious little sprouts so I moved each of them to a separate pot. Their root systems were already pretty elaborate, and I did my best to keep each of them intact, but some itty bitty root pieces did end up breaking. I hope they all still survive. Here they are...three sunflowers, three watermelons, and two pumpkins.Also, in other gardening-related news, my tomato seeds are starting to sprout!!We are only planning to have six tomato plants - three each of two different kinds. The problem is that I planted eight of each, thinking I'd manage to kill most of them before it's time to plant them outside. Now I know that, should they miraculously all live, I won't be able to kill any of the survivors. We'll have six plants in the garden, and then ten more scattered around the garden in various pots and buckets. Tomatoes, anyone?

4 comments:

Katie said...

Sign me up for some of those!! I looove tomatoes. Do you think they'd grow in a pot in my kitchen window? I have limited space but would be willing to try. I'm glad your sprouts are off to a strong start! :) hugs & kisses to emma :)

GailV said...

Gardening is such a ruthless job, isn't it. Remember, though, those little seedlings you're snipping off can give their lives to the compost pile.

Grandma said...

I clicked Reload and I got your blogs up to the 15th. Your plants look great! Steve must be a saint to sit still for such makeup. Are you sure you can't just buy yarn and not go to all of that trouble.

Leilalu said...

looks great! Only abot 3 of my tomatoes are stating so far. My other peet pots are inching along.
Can't wait to see them full grown!