I got seeds planted out in the garden.
I made biscuits and sausage gravy for supper. It took me the longest time to figure out why the biscuits had gotten done so fast, and why they were so salty. I was absolutely positive that I'd measured everything correctly. Mom said that the only thing she could think of was that I had put too much baking powder in. "Baking soda," I corrected, "they have baking soda in them. But I'm sure I measured it right." Well, I puzzled over this all through supper and after we were done Mom asked me to go get the recipe...well, on the way into my bedroom to get the recipe it dawns on me what I did. I check the recipe...yep. The recipe does call for baking powder and I used baking soda. I'm usually so careful to comprehend that so that I don't use the wrong one, but I failed to do that tonight. :( Oh well, they were edible (mostly), and I won't do that again! (The gravy was good!)
Anyway, back to the good part...I got lettuce and swiss chard planted today. It was very, very nice outside today (yesterday too, for that matter) so I was glad to get outside. I always have big plans for the garden this time of year. I'm going to plant all this stuff, and we'll have tons of fresh vegetables... and then about the time it starts getting really hot outside, I regret having to go out and work in the garden, and I remember that the vegetables I really like (peas, carrots, corn) don't grow very well down here, plus they're really cheaper to get at the grocery store. And the grocery store has air-conditioning! Sooo...we'll see how it goes this year. :) And I'm only planting one cherry tomato plant (if we have to have any) because we always plant cherry tomatoes, and then we have piles of cherry tomatoes rotting on the kitchen counter (because what do you really do with them?) and I personally don't much care for tomatoes. I'll plant some sort of large tomatoes for tomato sauce.
Mom and I had a big discussion while I was peeling carrots about over-cabinet decor for the kitchen, but I'll save that for another post. I'm afraid the carrots got the worst of it. ;) BTW, if someone knows of a way to slice carrots without the little slices rolling right off the cutting board onto the floor, I'd like to hear it.