May 21, 2007

Projects

In the wake of my recent loss, I am in the process of rebuilding the good in my life. I have been wanting to start some projects for awhile, but haven't made the time. Now without the ability to hop in a car and waste my time driving around, I have much more free time on my hands to do what I please.

Project 1:
Plant a garden.
We have a really great space in our backyard for planting and reaping bountiful harvests of tomatoes, peppers, beans, peas, squash and flowers for the bees. It's the perfect time to plant and I may even start a little herb garden on my windowsill. Though, last time I did this my roommate knocked the window garden over twice! She was kind of a whore though, so I'm not worried about that happening again, as she recently got married.

Project 2:
Buy old furniture and learn to reupholster.
This is the project I've been thinking about for awhile. I don't imagine it would be too hard to learn, but I'm afraid it will look a little sloppy due to the fact that I am a novice. There is a really great antique spot that I'm looking forward to visiting soon. I'm sure I could find some amazing pieces there.

Project 3:
Create a recipe book.
I have a bunch of recipes I've tried from recent parties, dinners, and create-your-own-dessert nights. I really want to take all of these recipes, use some adhesive to set them in a book and bind my own cookbook. I should also take pictures so I know how delicious my recipes were! I find pictures always make everything a bit more appetizing. Using a cookbook without pictures is like going to the Manassas Mall on a Friday night. You're a little nervous going into it and the results are never ever what you had hoped for. You just shouldn't do it.

I'm looking forward to starting these summer projects! I would love some expert advice/tips on how to complete these ventures. Good advice is hard to find these days.

5 comments:

Eric said...

Project 1 - I'm very excited that you are going to grow a garden. If you plant zucchini, only let one plant grow. The same goes for peppers, as a little goes a long way. If you want to buy seeds from a nice small business, visit pumpkinnook.com and order seeds from them. They are very prompt and nice.

Project 2 - Practice a little bit before you try out the piece you want to do. Maybe just get a board and practice nailing the brads or doing the staple gun if you have one. Also know that sanding things is much harder than it looks. It may be a lot easier if you just wear the varnish down and re-polish the wood if you are doing natural wood, or just repaint it a nice antiqueish color that will fit your abode. Q-Tips work wonders in small creases and cracks to clean.

Project 3 - I don't usually write recipes down as I like to cook by taste, but I would be delighted to contribute to the cookbook project if you would allow. I think you should also put in place specific items such as 'The fajitas we made when we went to the canyon that one time and built furniture from scrap lumber.'

P.S. I think I know said whore that tipped over your herbs and I was disappointed in her gardening abilities and overall life skills.

Iggy Enigma said...

as we search for a summer theme perhaps we can consider The Summer of Household Projects? [or we can jazz it up a little to sound less boring... The Summer of Whacky, Dangerous Projects. yeahhh!!!]

i'm def. down for some projects. or for living in the projects. or [last resort] projectile vomiting, a project in itself. i've been considering offshoots of some of these myself. for example i would really like to get into yardwork in general. clipping, watering, mulching, mowing, sneezing, being stared at by strange neighbors, here i come!

Anonymous said...

Iggy,

You were being stared at my strange neighbors because you were wearing your weed wacking clothes. I myself stared for a moment.

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