Sunday, January 24, 2010

It was a dark and stormy afternoon....





...and the foreboding skies would prove to be a tell-tale sign that The Caffeinated Mom would indeed not accomplish all she had set out to do. The World, afterall, was against her. There were piles of laundry to wash and fold, hungry mouths to feed (THEY EXPECT THREE MEALS A DAY!!!), bread to bake, coupons to clip, dishes to wash, lists to be made, and a Net Flix movie that The Uncaffeinated Dad was anxious to send back (but ordered just for her so she really had to find time to sit down and watch it). Not to mention the seeds that were supposed to be planted the previous day...


And with weather like this, all she really wanted to do was curl up with a good book (NOT STUDY MATERIAL) and a cup of coffee and, perhaps, even indulge in a nap. How would she overcome? How would she get all of her chores done before bedtime? The clock was ticking...


Thankfully, a hero came to her rescue:






Optimus Prime arrived just in time to fill the seedling trays with soil(less mix), gently place one seed (she hopes) in each one, and water the tray. The Caffeinated Mom was thankful Optimus Prime was the hero of the day. Luke Skywalker's flailing light saber may have been a bit too formidable for the delicate task at hand.






He also helped The Caffeinated Mom CAREFULLY place the tray on the new seedling mat, and under the new heat lamp:










With the seeds safely tucked away, Optimus Prime disappeared in a flash. With the hope of germination in her future, The Caffeinated Mom speedliy accomplished the rest of her chores. She even had time to veg out on the couch for a whole 90 minutes and 500 Days of Summer proved to be much to her liking (good choice, honey!). Now if only Optimus Prime knew how to make Lemon Chicken Piccatta...







Edited to add the list of seeds I started today.. Uh - that is the point of the garden blog, right? :-) So, for my records:

Basil
Oregano
Dill
Parsley
Coriander
Pak Choi
Maestro Peas
Red and Green Lettuce Mix
Buttercrunch Lettuce
King Midas Carrots

2 comments:

Annie's Granny said...

HAH! I could sure use an Optimus Prime around here! Mmmmm...Lemon Chicken Piccata sounds good. I haven't had that in ages. Betcha I know what's for dinner at my house tomorrow ;-)

Erin said...

I love a good hero! Yay for getting our seed flats started this weekend!