Thursday, June 10, 2010

No Time

Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by, not slowly either, but with ropes of steam and spark-spattered wheels and a hoarse roar of power or terror. It's passing, yet I'm the one who's doing all the moving. ~Martin Amis, Money

Yesterday absolutely flew by for me yesterday... one minute it was early morning and the next, time for bed. I honestly don't know where it went! I feel like I got nothing done, and yet was busy all day long. It was crazy, and I was ready to either cry or tear my hair out by evening.

Maybe that accounted for my odd dream? I dreamed that Maria Zannini called me up and asked if I could fly down to Dallas to play cards with her for a couple of hours.


Thanks for the invite, Maria! LOL...


In Pillar Place, Alpha stil hasn't finished pupating. He's still just hanging there... it's been more than 24 hours since he hooked himself into the position to become a chrysalis and nothing has happened. We're worried.

Kappa, Lambda, Iota and Hercules have all been moved into "The Box". They're quite large, especially Kappa, and I wouldn't be surprised if they all go walk-about in the next day or two.

The little ones left are still really tiny (though not nearly microscopic, like when we found them eight days ago). I've heard they take about 14 days from hatching to pupating, but half of these guys are still small enough that they're black, and the other half are only about 3/4" long. How they're going to go from this:

To this:

In five days is beyond me. But, I might find myself surprised.

For a fabulous look at the Black Swallowtail Life Cycle in pictures, go here.


I also harvested my marjoram yesterday -- just before it flowered (which is apparently the best time to harvest your herbs because they are highest in oil -- and flavor -- at that point). I washed it and it's now tied into four HUGE bundles and hanging to dry inside a paper bag.

Once it's dried, I'm going to grind it and put it into little bottles (I'm hoping to find some). I'll most likely have more than I can use, so will be giving some away -- interested? It's a wonderful Italian seasoning, along the lines of oregano. This is only my first harvest -- I'll most likely do it again at least once. I have so much marjoram that I pull it up like a weed and throw it away in an attempt to keep it in its 1 x 2' garden area. It's crazy.


You Are Unique

You are vibrant and excited for each day. You like to mix things up a lot.

You get bored easily, and you're always on the hunt for new experiences.

Your friends would describe you as playful and full of zest. You look forward to every event and occasion.

You are restless sometimes. You need a little adventure to satisfy your wanderlust.

Sort of...



Maria Zannini said...


I like to analyze dreams (since I have so many weird ones).

Please pull up a couch...

The symbol of cards implies strategy and the act of someone calling you to extend an invitation means an increase in social activity.

socializing + strategy...hmm

Since I'm in the dream, my guess is you might equate me with networking. Huzzah!

Also...I don't know how to play cards. :(

But you're welcome to Texas any time. We'll talk about gardens and chickens...and maybe you can teach me to bake.

MomJane said...

You Are Smart
You are a very direct person. You are proud of who you are, and you don't have anything to hide.
You believe in just going for it in life. You don't hold back.

You are a realist, but you're not a pessimist. By knowing the truth, you know how to fix it.
You accept reality, and you don't need distractions to be happy. You are content with how things are.

Ummm partly. I just don't like fancy coffee.

Melissa McClone said...

You know, we have cards in WA, too ;)

My day flew by too. I kept wondering where the time was going. Kinda frustrating. Fell into bed having done somethings, but not nearly as much I as I thought I would!

Brandy said...

I hope you're having a less busy day today! I've never tried Marjoram. We're trying to grow cilantro, but it's not looking good.

You Are Sweet
You approach the world with cheer and optimism. There is so much to be thankful for.
You are open to all sorts people, places, and things. You pride yourself on not being judgmental.
You love to form a true connection and bond with those around you. You are a people person.
You never stop caring about the world around you. You are devoted to helping others for life.

Um, a bit scary.

Hope you have an enjoyable day!

Tori Lennox said...

I'm suddenly reminded of a book I read as a kid (the title and author escapes me now) about these kids who magically got shrunk and they rode around on a caterpillar. *g*