Sunday, March 25, 2012

In Which I Take A Road Trip

I had a roller derby bout down in Kennewick yesterday, which is about a four hour drive southeast of Puyallup.  So we spent the night down there at a local skater's house.  Unfortunately I forgot my laptop, so that's why I didn't blog last night.  But we won our bout, and it ended up being a whole lot of fun.  Road trips with my teammates are pretty much always a guarantee of a great time! 

I wish I'd taken my camera with me though, because the drive over the pass was just breathtaking.  Eastern Washington looks absolutely nothing like Western Washington, either-- it actually reminds me quite a bit of Texas.

So anyway, while I admired the scenery on the drive back home this morning Jer saw his brother to the airport.  We really enjoyed having him here this week; hopefully we can do it again some time soon!

I'm afraid that I brought a present back with me from the bout though; I woke up this morning with a seriously scratchy throat and while I originally hoped I was just allergic to something blooming in eastern Washington it's stuck with me all day.  I'm taking bets now on whether or not I'm going to have a voice in the morning. 

Luckily I don't have any important meetings or anything tomorrow; I think I'm going to start work on cleaning out Ellen's room in preparation for painting.  Also I have some derby committee work to catch up on since last week was devoted entirely to preparing adoption paperwork.  If the weather clears up tomorrow afternoon I might try to get a few more plants in the ground too; I stopped at a nursery on the way home and picked up three rosebushes along with some borage, catmint, lemon balm, french tarragon and cilantro. 

I brought a few sprigs of the catmint in and the cats went absolutely nuts, so I think that's going to be a big hit.  I planted it in an area where nothing else is going to get trampled if some of the neighbor cats decide they need to pay us a visit.  I got most everything in the ground this afternoon except for the roses, which will require a few hours of sunlight and quite a bit of digging to get in.  They're supposed to be a very fragrant variety, and I'm putting them in near the wheelchair ramp just off the deck so that hopefully Connor will be able to smell them when we're out in the yard.

We'll see if the weather cooperates!


1 comment:

Julia said...

Sigh, I love hearing about your garden. I am a rose fanatic. We went to England for our honeymoon, which was in late May (many years ago now!), and the whole country was thoroughly infused with rose perfume. Heavenly.

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