Cages - Two years ago we used those cone shaped, wire tomato cages. They couldn't support the weight of the tomato plants and toppled over. The plants didn't die, but we lost a bunch of tomatoes in the bottom of the heap. Last year my dad came to the rescue and created custom tomato cages. They're fantastic!! So, if you need inexpensive and sturdy tomato cages, then check these out. I don't remember the exact measurements, but I think each side is 3'x3'. They're made completely out of PVC and held together with velcro. You can disassemble them into the three individual sides for easy storage.
Coldstone - I love ice cream. I really do. And I really love Coldstone ice cream. However, as you know, I am a bargain shopper and never pay full price for anything other than produce. And Coldstone is pricey. So, Tim and I get it with the BOGO coupons from the paper periodically. It's one our little indulgences in life. Want to know my current favorite flavor? Apple Pie A La Coldstone. Ready for the ingredients? French vanilla ice cream, cinnamon, graham cracker pie crust, apple pie filling, and caramel. Salivating? You should be!
Complaining - Last week it struck me that I complain way too much. I don't know why this fact suddenly became so clear to me, but it's better late than never. So, I decided to make an effort to cut the complaining, to find the positive spin on the situation I want to gripe about. Guess what happened about 24 hours after making that decision. Allergies. My eyes are so puffy and red and itchy. I haven't had a good night's sleep in a few days. Such is life for me in May. Needless to say, I've failed at my attempt to stop complaining. However, I've definitely been much more aware of what comes out of my mouth. There have been many more times that I've chosen to keep my mouth shut or found something positive to say than there have been times that I've complained. I figure a red, puffy eyed, sleep deprived girl has a right to do a little complaining. And I'm thankful that I have eyes. And that they work. Even if they itch.