Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

2007 is almost gone and a brand new year is about to begin. I always get excited at the thought of a brand new year. As far as resolutions go, I usually don't make the usual ones; losing weight (though I need to), being organized, etc.
But this coming year, I do plan to spend more time with my family. Not just my immediate family, but extended family that I don't get to see enough. They don't live so far away, it just seems we are so busy we don't have time to visit. I am also going to eat out less. The amount of money we spend eating out is ridiculous when I can make the same meal at home for the fraction of the cost.
The coming of the new year also brings one of my favorite events of the year. Seed catalogs! (doesn't take much to excite me). I got the Burpee catalog in the mail Saturday and alreay the pages are dog earred and worn. I always make a list of what I want, then when I total my order up I am shocked and have to go back and re-think my order.
These Flavorbust hybrid pepper is beautiful! I am definitely going to order these. They are so pretty and have a long yeild.
I seem to have a pepper thing going this year. I love this Big Daddy pepper! Look how huge it is! Our family is big on pepper and this pepper is sweet and works well for roasting.

I am also like the sound of the EZ Serve lettuce. This is advertised as a sweet, buttery soft leaves. Usually I only grow Black Seeded Simpson, because that is our favorite. But I am going to give this one a try.

I also like the look of that Peppermint Twist geranium, but I have never had very good luck growing geraniums from seed.

Here's hoping 2008 is the very best year for you and your family!




Peggy said...

I have been pouring over my seed catalogs for a few days. I just love planning for the spring.

Kim said...

I miss the seed catalogs. We don't have a veggie garden at this time. I've been doing large pots on the patio to get by. I dream of spring...

Happy New Year! Welcome to the walking challenge. It seems so easy to me...even though it's freezing cold here.

MammyT said...

I didn't know you had this gardening bug, too. We've been looking at the catalogs that have arrived. Usually I just use them for ideas. In Alaska I sent for a lot of plants and had a few successes, but many disappointing results. ah, well. I love your resolution. It's the important stuff, isn't it.

Kathy said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I had a look at some of your crafts and I really like your bar towell idea with the cat, print trim and ric rack. Inspiration.

Libby said...

Burpee really holds a special place in my heart *s* Happy New Year!

PEA said...

We've got so much snow on the ground right now, I can't even get my mind to even begin thinking about Spring planting! lol We have such a late gardening season here, I can't usually plant anything until the start of June!!

New Year is a time for celebration of love, of life, of friendship. It's the time to thank God for wonderful friends, and to bring to their lives as much magic as they bring to here's celebrating our friendship and praying that its magic continues forever. Happy New Year to you and yours dear Linda! xoxo

Beach Girl said...

You have inspired me! With my upcoming move, I am EXCITED that I will have REAL dirt to have REAL plants and a veggie garden!



Janice said...

A girl after my own heart! I love seed catalogs and get very excited when they start arriving in the mail! You are ahead of me, as I have not received one yet! It's such fun to plan and dream. I love your goal of spending more time with family. There is nothing more important. Happy New Year!