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So yesterday my mom and I went into Bi-Mart to see how much it would cost for a membership. It was only $5 for a lifetime membership! So we did it. While I was looking around the plants I found Red Basil, only it looks like a blackened purple not red. It was AWESOME and so pretty! There were about 10 pots. I had to have it. It smelled amazing and I kept thinking about it and debating over it for the rest of the day and into today. So I was telling my mom I thought I was going to go get some red basil when we got paid and she told me to go get it today. So she gave me some money and I went to get a couple for myself and one for Kharizma. She loves purple! :d So I get there and literally there are only 2 plants left. lol So I grabbed them both! While I was depositing money at the bank for my mom I had sent Kharizma a messsage saying I was going to Bi-Mart to get my purple basil! Then I asked if she was home because I had planned on dropping it off to her, but she wasn’t. :(

So then I just decided I’d drop it off and leave it by her back door on the way home. Well I didn’t have to because while I was checking out Kharizma showed up. :d So I was like well I guess I’ll just give you your basil now. haha So anyways! Now I have awesome purple basil and can’t wait to use it. While I was browsing Bi-Mart yesterday I came across some awesome fire pits. Seriously if I had $100 I’d totally buy one. I want a fire pit so bad. I’d love to be able to sit in the backyard around a nice fire and roast marshmallows and such.

And tonight we are going to Sushi & Maki! YES! Kinon wants to see if he can get Tifanny to like sushi. xd Nom, nom, nom!

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It was a nice, mostly lazy Sunday. We talked to Sascha on the phone earlier and talked about plans for the 4th, then Kai randomly decided we should go get some frozen yogurt from the Yogurt Shack. Betcha can’t guess what I got! Yep, peanut butter frozen yogurt with mochi balls. Kai got chocolate and vanilla swirl with crushed oreo’s and kitkat’s. Fumiko got mixed berry with mochi balls and blueberries. Though before we got yogurt we stopped at Fred Meyer.

My mom had asked us to stop by and price the strawberries and soil. I wanted to look at their lavender and check out the basil anyways. I’m currently thinking of planting lots of lavender in our yard by the street since that area is really weedy and has lots of tree roots. Sooo we forgot to look at the lavender, but I found a really nice basil plant with two plants and really nice leaves! Score! Plus it was on the sale rack so it was $3. Then we found 3 kinds of strawberries, there were some with pink blossoms called Berries Galore Pink[1. okay seriously you know I had to have these… how could I pass up pink strawberry blossoms!], regular strawberries, and some called june early harvest strawberries. The pink strawberries were on a rack that had them priced at 2 for $6, which was great since there were 6 plants to a plastic container. The regular and june early harvest strawberries were 2 for $5 and only had one plant per container, BUT the sign said tomatoes and vegetables even though half the rack was strawberries. So! I took a container up and asked if they could be priced and told the cashier what the sign said. She told me they would actually be $1 each because there was a coupon for them. SCORE! So Kai and I got 4 of the regular strawberries and 4 of the june early harvest strawberries. I then went back and forth on the pink strawberries and Kai told me to get them so we could go. haha We also picked up a 2cu ft bag of turf king soil. It was $7.99 where the miracle grow soil we got last year was 1 cu ft for $12.99… Last year the same bag was $6.99. WTF

So we get up to the cashier and the girl was super nice she actually rang ALL of our plants up including the basil which was $3 and the 6 pack of strawberries which was also $6 for $1 each! So we saved $4. Woot! My mom was originally going to give us money for the soil and her strawberries but on the way out of the store I told Kai we should just pay for them and give them to her as an early birthday gift since her birthday is June 14th. He thought it was an awesome idea so that’s what we did. haha When I got home I said “Happy Birthday Mom, we got you strawberries and dirt! xd ” hehehe I also have a card to give her. :)

So I’ve been bugging Kai for a couple of weeks now that we should try a new pizza place that opened up next door to the Yogurt Shack. It’s called Sparky’s Pizza and they sell pizza by the slice, well that’s what the sign said. So Kai decided tonight we should try them, which I was really happy about. I wanted to see what their pizzas were like but I also wanted to see if they made me as sick as domino’s and such. So we pulled up their menu on the website which by the way doesn’t have everything they have listed! To my delight they have green olives and to our delight they have anchovies! *squee* They have a pizza that has pepperoni, green olive and crushed red pepper, so I got that and had them add pepperoncinis too. Kai got an anchovy and black olive with light sauce and then we got a regular pepperoni for Tiff. BTW Kinon’s friend Tiff is staying with us til the end of the month. :) Oh Kai also ordered wings with sauce on the side. So I went downstairs before we left to tell my mom and she decided after looking at the menu that she wanted one too. So she picked out the Village Vegi with pepperoni.

Soooo we get to the pizza shop and we wait for the lady to finish ordering, then someone asks if we we wanted a slice of pizza. Kai says that we have orders for Kyle and Amanda to pick up. Then she says that she has an order for Sue and an order for Amanda, but no Kyle. LOL So I’m all but we ordered the order for Kyle first, how is that possible. So Kai rambles off the phone number and the girl says that’s for the Portland location. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA He called the wrong number and no one caught it. LOL Sooo we had to re-order our order and she called the other location to explain what happened. Oops. Also they were out of wings which was also funny because she says “The dough-boy won’t actually be back with the wings for another 40min.” ha I didn’t know they were still called dough-boys. So we decided to go over to Fred Meyer and pick up some soda while we waited. By the time we got back the pizzas were just done! I must say I am very happy with the pizza. It’s much better than the chain places we have around, not quite as good as our favorite place in California, but still yummy. The red sauce is nice, it’s NOT sweet, and very herby. I wish it were a little less herby, but it’s not sweet so that makes me happy. Their anchovies are delicious! I’m also extremely happy they have green olives, it’s the first place we’ve found that has them here. The veggies on the pizza my mom got were delicious and not over cooked, so they were still a tad crunchy.

So yes, delicious and slightly lazy Sunday. I now leave you with stuff from my garden! P.S. – photos are from my phone. xd

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So between the plant sale at the OC college with Kharizma and going to Fred Meyer with my mom later that day I got lots of herbs and plants! I found some tomato plants: mexico midget, black from tula, green zebra, wisconsin 55 and red velvet, a red pepper plant: buran, giant pascal celery, and winter savory from the college. I got lemon cucumber, french lavender, genovese basil, spearmint, triple curly parsley, and catnip from Fred Meyer. The lovage that Kharizma gave me previously is growing well. It had some little aphids on it which I’ve been taking care of with simple soap water. The sweet mint that Fumiko stripped of its leaves has some new growth. I planted the spearmint in the pot that the basil was in that Fumiko stripped since it died. :( I planted my curly parsley and genovese basil in the pot on the back porch and have vowed to strangle the squirrel if he eats them. I did sprinkle some walnuts back there since that’s all I had.

Today I’m going to have Kai move one of the chrome shelves in front of the sliding glass door, the part that doesn’t slide. :p So I can use it for plants and herbs. :) The catnip is for the catcat obviously, though she shows no real interest in it. I seriously think she just doesn’t like catnip. My mom picked up a couple of pepper plants at Fred Meyer, and a regular cucumber plant which she has downstairs. She also swiped my red velvet tomato plant since they didn’t have the beefsteak that she wanted. If you’re wondering about the title, Kai thinks the house is being invaded by the little shop of horrors. hehehe Someone suggested I get him a venus fly trap and name it Audrey. bwahahah. I seriously might do that.

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EDIT ALSO! I made my sidebar wider after fighting the css for a couple of hours I got it to work. SO THERE! TAKE THAT THEME! HA! I win! /EDIT Happy Easter! I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe holiday. :) I talked to Sascha today and my dad. David talked to Sascha today about coming home for school or staying there. He’s decided he wants to go to school there for the next couple of years. I figured he would, he’s made friends there and his teacher is working with him really well. I’ll miss him, but it really is best for him. I told David to tell Sascha that I was okay with whatever choice he made. And I am. He’ll come home for the summer then go back for school and then when he makes his next grade transition hopefully he’ll be coming home for school. :) I sure miss him. I got all teary-eyed and started to cry while I was talking to David. He thanked me for putting Sascha first. I told David to email me a little list of what Sascha’s been eating so his diet won’t be too different. That way he won’t have to adjust to food and timezone and everything else when he goes back.

Phone call with my dad was nice. It’s still strange being able to talk to him, after not being able to for so long. Jeannie’s health is getting worse. Her crohn’s is just really bad. :( She’s refusing all surgeries and just working with diet and medications, though she can’t eat anything without getting sick. My dad is doing well despite Jeannie not doing well, and their Pomeranian is 14 years old and probably going to pass soon. :( Which will be sad, they’ve always had one, and now they won’t be able to get another pup. So this will be the first time ever they haven’t had a furry companion. Misty their Pom has arthritis in both of her back legs and hips and her spine is starting to fuse together. :( Poor thing.

Despite it being dreary and rainy today the sun came out for a few minutes and I got my little starter herbs from Kharizma planted! YAY. Though the squirrel who shall be known as Thundernuts from now on decided to eat my freaking herbs. He nommed on the chervil and threw the basil out of the pot after nomming on the stem. Little shit. -.- So I went out and yelled at him. I caught him eating the chervil and he jumped in the tree and sat about two feet away from me as I yelled at his furry little ass for eating my herbs. He’s a BAD SQUIRREL! I think I rescued the herbs though, and Thundernuts hasn’t touched them since I scolded him. So here’s to hoping.

I made pasta for lunch using a jar of white sauce that Kai likes, but I added fresh basil and oregano from our herbs to make it taste better. My mom made a yummy turkey soup for dinner. Fumiko has grape hyacinth flowers and some other little purple flowers in her hair. She picked them when I was planting the herbs. She shall be receiving a bath soon. hehehe Sushi is asleep in her box on my desk and Kai is in the recliner playing League of Legions or something. And I, I am freezing to death and probably going to take a hot bath soon to see if my bones stop hurting. xd I hope everyone has a nice Easter. :)

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