Doug is building a dresser/changing table top for baby from scratch. Wow, a carpenter and a computer geek.


I just learned that the Mason Street Corridor
here in Fort Collins is going to benefit from the federal funding from Obama.

I heard that transportation projects that were already well developed and in the works are the ones that are going to receive money. I guess it pays to plan ahead and be ready when the wave comes in.

Ah, results. Now that is what I like to see, and only two months in. Thank you, President Obama.


I have discovered in the past few months that I have a heightened sensitivity to the following subjects:

If I have a job or not

Anything related to being pregnant, such as:
My appearance, especially my body, posture, weight, clothing, hair, etc.
My hormonal and emotional state, and the resulting levels of logic, reason, sanity, level-headed-ness etc.
What I eat or don’t eat
How much I exercise
My personal space

I just thought I would put this out there, in the hopes that my friends and family will keep these things in mind.


With hope and anticipation, small drops of potential buried in moist soil, warmed by the sun, three days to the hour, a seedling revealed.

One of my recent projects that has taken so much of my time is to learn as much as I can about kitchen vegetable gardens. I have started several seeds inside in a humidrome. Carrots, beans, scallions, peppers, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, parsley, cilantro, thyme, sage, oregano, and chives are the first contenders, to be followed by broccoli, mint, and basil. These will be eventually transferred to suitable sized pots and live on the back deck and around the edges of the back yard, where they will be joined by a garden bed of asparagus, corn, onions, peas, potatoes, pumpkins, and zucchini. Hopefully, some fruit like watermelon, raspberries, peaches, apples, and cherries will also eventually make their way along side of the veggies. Oh yes, and strawberries. I would never forget strawberries, the most beautiful fruit of all (and my favorite).

This is one massive science experiment, with data notes and supply prices and time stamps. Hopefully, what I learn this year from my own garden I can apply to other people’s gardens next year in a dispersed sustainable community agriculture technique- you pay me to put the garden in your yard and pay me to maintain it and harvest it, you get in return very fresh very local natural veggies for less than the price of the organic ones you buy at the natural grocery market, plus the pleasure of having a garden without all the work.

And it all starts with lettuce.