Anyway, I had been wanting some fusible interfacing for some projects I want to work on and Tom had wanted to go to a Home Depot to poke around, so we set off.
I scored my fusible interfacing (at a discount, because the instruction sheet had left marks on the interfacing) drooled over fabric, grabbed some canvas tape, and a bias tape maker. Serious fabric drooling. I should just get over my cheapness in not being willing to pay $8/yard for pretty quilting cottons, but then again, if I did that, we'd be even more poor than we are and be buried in fat quarters or single yards fabric useful only for making bags and pillows and stuff. Mmm, bags...
Anyway, we also dropped by a Best Buy, because the stupid vermin had chewed through the cord on the motion sensor for the Wii. Shows you how much Wii we've been playing. We also (after much wandering and annoyance) discovered that Lego Indiana Jones has finally dropped in price. Sweet!!!! As it seems to also be good for my motor skills, all the better!
Then we went to Home Depot and wandered around the nurseries. We now have baby sweet basil, mint, rosemary, lavender, and Italian parsley nestled happily in a trough planter and smelling delicious. The aloe has been replanted in the pseudo-Predynastic pot. And our seedlings of oregano, curly parsley, and lavender seem to be doing well despite early depredations by the vermin. The papyrus plant seems to be doing okay as well.
I am very excited by our little garden - I've never done much with plants before, so I'm having fun pestering Tom with questions. I'm also looking for either some better options or tricks in iCal for reminders so I will remember watering and other household chores (this has become a major problem for me). And I'm looking forward to cooking with fresh herbs, figuring out good drying methods, and making sachets.
Therefore, I am in an extra good mood this evening, despite the lateness of this post. Tomorrow I get to go for a haircut, which will make life even better as I'm currently getting uncomfortably close to a mullet in the back (I cannot stand hair on my neck anymore). Better, a friend is taking me, thus sparing Tom from having to hang around a girly salon for an hour. He gets to stay home and play Wii. :P