Friday, January 16, 2009

Like Christmas Just for Me

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THE SEEDS ARE HERE, THE SEEDS ARE HERE!!!!! Monica over at Garden Faerie's Musings started an snail mail seed exchange and I was first on the list. Thanks Monica. I will spend my free time this cold cloudy weekend researching the seeds you sent me, making my selections from your stash, making cute little seed packets, and raiding my seed stash to add to the exchange. Tuesday, I will mail the package on the Illinois.

This was one very good day. The school finally admitted that Baby Monkey has dyslexia and are going to provide the focused reading class he so terribly needs. After that good new, I went to a master gardener meeting. We planned our trip to the state convention in Marshall, Texas. After that meeting, a group of us stayed and prepared the winter newsletter for the mail. After that, Hilde and I went to help to another volunteer organization with the plans for a new family shelter. Of course, our job was to do what we love the best, talk about plants and plan gardens. To top it all off, Manly Man took me and the Monkeys out to eat dinner at Fat Catz a restaurant in a neighboring town. The menu is Cajun and Creole. Manly Man had fried shrimp and crawdads. Middle Monkey had a shrimp Po boy sandwich. Baby Monkey had mini corn dogs (there is one in every bunch). I had the most incredible Cajun crab cakes served over crawdads in a Creole lemon sauce. I was in heaven.

Hope you had an awesome day as well.

If you are a blogger involved in the seed swap, leave me a commment and I will link you up on my sending the seeds onward post the first of next week. I am pretty sure Tina and Frances are on the list.


  1. Debbi-LOL, even though I'm obviously familiar with the seeds, it's kind of exciting to see them again--I was thinking I should have taken a photo of me mailing them and then we could each post their arrival photos! In any case, I hope you find something you like. Everyone in that swap (except Adrienne) is a blogger.

  2. Hi Monica, you added so much to my great day. I can't wait to dig through my stuff and figure out how much I can give and therefore take. I am really stoked about the tomato seeds. I have some heirlooms to share, so I will try a couple of your varieties this summer. Awesomness.

  3. Oh what fun! I'm not in the seed exchange, but it's always fun to get a package like that in the mail. We had a fun day here, but it was way too cold to go outside. Hopefully it will be much warmer tomorrow, I've got some errands I've been putting off for a few days now that I really should get to.

    I'm glad to hear that they'll be helping baby monkey, I'm sure he'll excell quicky now that they have found out how to help him.

  4. Oh it sounds like you had a great day!!!(-: Busy but fun too!!!

  5. Debbi, the seeds look wonderful. Such a lot of them. I know I will have just as much fun going through them as you. My seed stash is a little thin, so am planning on getting some of the ones on my list and then sharing them.

    When we finally get our seeds planted, we will have to share photos of how they are doing.

    Your day sounded like a good one. Aren't you glad there are days like that?!

  6. Cinj, Thanks for the monkey love. Stay warm girl.

    Cindee, good busy, very very good busy.

  7. Beckie, It will be "tag your it" next week. Posting about how the plants are doing is a great idea. They are really traveling the country from IL, TN, Al, back to IL, then PA, and finally back to MI. I thought I was the furthest south, but Alabama is gulf coast country. Pretty cool, we get a little gardening geography lesson with this fun project as well.

  8. Debbi & Beckie,
    I did go a little overboard in finding seeds and making them envelopes. I'm a little OCD when it comes to seeds. The point being, I want others to use the seeds, so it's fine if you take out a few more than you put in.

  9. Love to trade seeds! I don't have that many, but I know how much fun it is to receive them in the mail. Looks like you got a treasure!

  10. When I get seeds in the mail, I can barely bring myself to open the pretty packets! Isn't that silly? It's like I have to enjoy them awhile without tearing the paper.

  11. Monica, I am afraid I may add more than I take out too. I found a bunch of cool perennial seeds out in the garden ready to be stored or planted for next year. Those will get added.

    Linda, I am very excited.

    Brenda, I do the same thing.