Tuesday, June 24, 2008

An Unexpected Dilemma

We got a hanging pot of little flowers a while ago to prettify our balcony a bit. Just yesterday, we discovered that a little bird has decided that it's prime real estate, and has started building a house there!

The picture doesn't show it well, but this little guy was awfully busy this morning working on a nest just below the flower level. It has been a good little tenant so far, and we'd be happy to keep it there! Here's my worry though: I have to water that plant every so often (it's probably due for a drink today, even), but how can I water it without flooding the little bird home out??? Any suggestions?

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Things that are New

Well, as we've been reminded more than once, it's high time that we got back to blogging again. So many things have changed since last December that it's hard to know where to start. We both made it through a very busy semester, which turned out very well. Between his work and two online classes, Tim basically had no free time between the end of January and the end of May. I was on a bit of a reduced schedule at school, which was good--otherwise the house would have never been cleaned and we would have had to eat McDonalds every night! But it all worked out, since Tim got excellent grades, and I got.........


Well, almost anyway. There are just a couple more hoops of paperwork I have to jump through before it's official, but I'll be sure to let you know when you can all start calling me Master Rebecca. :) One of the big new things in our lives is that this is the end of my formal education, at least for now. Except for my mission, I have been in school since Fall of 1984, and being out is a HUGE change! We are both liking this new chapter in my life quite a lot! It's a good step towards being what and who I really want to be.

This spring, we decided that having a garden couldn't wait until we own a house with a yard, so we have a pot garden on our balcony. No, no, not that kind of pot! Just a bunch of pots with tomatoes, crookneck squash, and a bit of basil and rosemary. They're all growing just nicely. The picture at the top shows some pretty little tomato blossoms. Here are a few more:

Crookneck squash blossoms


And our own little baby tomato!

More to follow.....