Parenting Today. But maybe not tomorrow.

UPDATE: At bottom of post....

I tried it.

I had been against it. But I gave it a chance. I see a bunch of you doing it. But I just couldn’t see how it would work with my midnight schedule?


I got up BEFORE the kids did. That part was made effortless by the fact that last night turned into a No Bears Are Out Tonight kind of night. (Yes, my 4 year old was still up at 10:45PM.) I think they were all sleeping by 11 though?

Anyhoo… Hubby had an early meeting, he kissed me goodbye. I rolled over and thought. Maybe today’s the day. The day I get up early and check all your blogs without anyone screaming “I want to watch Ben 10!” or “Chocolate Milk!” or “Mom, she’s doing it again, make her stop!”.

And you know what? You all were right. It’s better than reclining poolside at a secluded resort in the Mediterranean, sipping margaritas. (Although I have no idea what that would be like. The Mediterranean OR the margaritas.)

But you know what I mean, don’t you?

And because I enjoyed it that much?

I’m sharing.

Some pictures of my vegetable garden. A.K.A. Carissa's Mediterranean in a box. My kids know how much I love my little garden babies. And to cheer up Arizona’s concrete jungle.

Lettuce, tomatoes (in the tires--I'm a little bit redneck...), cucumbers, and beans. But you can't see the beans, they're kinda tiny.

Not yet.
It wants to grow up to be a Purple Coneflower.
Couple more days first.

I need flowers.
I require them for sanity.

All Right. Who knew the tires would be so popular...?

The tires make me happy. I admit my garden geekiness. They keep my little plants warmer (especially in the spring and fall nights-by retaining some heat of the day). They help to build up the soil. They help to prop up the plants. And they are so totally recycled. You don't want to get me started on would take me hours, and hours and hand cramping.



United Studies said...

Oh my gosh....the tires cracked me up!!

Unknown said...

Your garden is beautiful! I was surprised by the tires, too. I didn't know people did that?! We use those tomato cage - thingies.

;) Have a great day!

Melissa Ann Browning said...

We use tires, too :)

Unknown said...

Recycling is good...but do they actually serve a purpose??

My "garden" is sad...all that has survived is one tomate (whew) and DS bean plants from school...

Anti-Supermom said...

My garden isn't really a garden, but whatever. I cut anything that is green and put it in a vase for the kithcen table, I love 'flowers' too !

Threeundertwo said...

I've given you an award! Please stop by my blog to pick it up.

Love the tires idea. Like mini-greenhouses.

Anonymous said...

You totally have to try magaritas they are teh awesome. And then come and do my garden...

Cecily R said...

My kids are still up. It's after 1 am. I really really stink at that part of momness. REALLY.

The tires ROCK.

Oh my heck! I was featured. And it didn't hurt or anything!