"It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." -Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

On The Road Again.

I'm finally in my deployment groove! Last deployment I hit this spot fairly quickly but I also had time to prepare myself for Mr. Marine leaving. I've already started taking up the whole bed while I'm sleeping and watching lots of Bravo shows. I haven't heard from Mr. Marine since he left the states but it'll happen in time. He knows I don't need much attention while he's gone so he'll probably wait a bit until he calls.

Today after my dentist appointment (YES YES YES!) I'm starting my seeds. I called my dad one Saturday while starting at the seed packets and asked him what I could grow in containers on my balcony. So that's what I got! We've got tomatoes, bush cukes, mesclun mix, sweet peppers, purple basil, and petunias. The petunias I picked up yesterday just because I thought we need some color on our balcony. I'm excited though! It'll be nice to can something that I grew myself. I'll still frequent the farmer's market (gotta visit "my people").

A few days ago I went on a crazy cooking rampage. I baked morning glory muffins, bread, pizza, and made stuffed peppers. Morning glory muffins are probably my new favorite thing. They're really easy (minus the fact you have to grate tons of carrots), healthy, and super yummy! I got the recipe off of King Arthur's Flour here;
The best muffins ever.
Cooking is very much like yoga for me. It helps me relax even in the wake of a crappy situation. Also, I get to eat yummy food which also makes me feel much better.

That's all for now! I'll post again soon (and hopefully in a less rambling way).

Until next time,

xoxo Stacie


  1. Ooh, I have to start getting ready to plant veggies too! And hope that I somehow don't kill them...haha :)

  2. I like planting things to.....we usually put out a garden but last years was, ummmm...takin over by weeds!! I didn't do good at all. I ran across your blog and I'm your newest Follower!!! I'd love for you to ck out my blog. www.changingfromfattofit.blogspot.com it's a work-in-progress!! Just started this blogging thing and I really enjoy it!!

  3. Sespi; My downfall is forgetting to water in the sweltering NC summer heat. I'm going to start leaving post it notes everywhere to remind myself (I'm seriously that desperate). Good luck on your planting. =)

    Christie; Gah! Not weeds! Since we live in an apartment I'm limited to container gardening. There is one benefit of that though, little to no weeding! I will definitely check out your blog...I'm pretty new to it as well and I really enjoy it.