Potatoes are one of my favorite foods. Today I learned that I can plant and grow potatoes in a bushel basket. I always thought I had to have a big garden with lots of space to grow potatoes. Two potatoes plants can grow nicely in a bushel basket at about eight inches deep. Potatoes generally like cold so it’s good to plant them early in the year by February. It’s a little late this year as it’a already April.
This might be a fun project to use up some old potatoes next year. I bet Lady Bug would really get a kick out of growing her own potatoes. She loves to eat them already. With potatoes she grew on her own I can be certain that she would he eat tons more.
When it comes to gift giving and long distances it’s always important to make sure things will arrive on time. I like to give gifts for Easter to friends and family that don’t live near me. I usually send items via the post office. This time of year the line is not nearly as bad as it would be if I needed delivery before Christmas in December.
My grandparents are very special to me and I always remember to send them something. This year I’m sending them a homemade gift basket that Lady Bug and I put together. She drew a couple of pictures for both of them to hang on their refrigerator. She also painted a cute little plastic light catcher for a window. I’ve added a jar of my grandmother’s favorite blackberry jam and some of my grandfather’s favorite salami. It doesn’t sound like much but with the inclusion of a family picture of Lady Bug and I the basket is complete.
My grandparents are happy with nothing at all. I just like to send them a little something to let them know we are thinking about them.
Putting together Easter Baskets is something I look forward to every year. I like to get a really big wicker basket and decorate it with pretty pink and purple ribbons. I stuff the basket with artificial grass and sometimes some Easter confetti. This year I found some cute confetti that has little chicks, bunnies, and eggs. They make a mess but are too cute. I don’t ind vacuuming them up if they get all over the floor.
I went shopping yesterday to start getting all the pieces I plan to add to Lady Bug’s basket this year. I found the most precious, plush, floppy bunny that I’ve ever seen. It’s a pale brown color and has soft pink lining on his ears. I also got a couple of neat little puzzles for her to put together. Because she’s so obsessed with princesses and ponies I got her one of each. I also added in some containers with scented bubbles. She can’t seem to stop smiling when bubbles are involved. In addition to these I picked up some crayons,markers, and two coloring books.
To round out the basket filled with her favorite items, I added a few pieces of candy. What would and Easter basket be without a chocolate bunny? Of course I included the traditional marshmallow chicks and bunnies. And more for me than her, I added a big bag of jelly beans. I can’t seem to get enough of the little sugary bits. She always shares them with me so I gave her a big bag. I know she’ll love everything in basket this year. I can’t wait to see her face when she gets it Easter morning when she finds it sitting out in the garden.
Right as you walk in my house I have a table that sits in the entry way. On the table is a small wicker basket that I always put my keys in as soon as I walk in the door. This simple little routine saves me a lot of time and headaches when it comes time to leave the house. I don’t have to spend forever searching for my keys or trying to remember where I may have seen them last.
Well, last night I got stuck in traffic and it took me a little longer than usual to get home. I ran straight to the bathroom as soon as I arrived and didn’t stop for anything… not even to put my keys down. Silly me took the keys and set them on the back of the toilet. It took me a good thirty minutes to find them when I went to leave for work this morning.
Moral of the story… ALWAYS put your keys in the same place every day to prevent losing your mind.