I was sick, really sick, for six days. It was The Death Flu. I am still weak and easily tired, food still tastes all wrong. I'm living on Target-brand slimfast ripoff drinks. I called my Primary president and cried on the phone because i was too sick and weak to do my job, so they took care of it. The Relief Society brought us dinner for three nights, and God bless them, two of those nights were casseroles. We don't usually eat casseroles - the boys are mystified by them and I'm kind of grossed out by food floating in cream of mushroom soup. But i am grateful, no matter how horrible a food snob i am. Dan pointed out that people probably don't eat the mercy meals i give out. Jerk. (love you, Dan!)
Today we went to evil Wal-Mart and i bought a seed-starting plastic greenhouse. Paul was going to help me plant, but he lost interest pretty quickly and started poking toys into the peat pellets so i finally shooed him away. We're starting white onions, green onions, four different kinds of carrots (including purple), tomatoes (Black Krim, Persimmon, and Costoluto), roasting peppers, and serrano chiles. You're not supposed to start carrots indoors, but it's an experiment and we have many, many seeds, so no worries. We also bought a 6-pack of red lettuce, another of Bibb lettuce, an artichoke plant (Paul's request, he really likes them), some Italian Parsley and a yellow pear tomato. I'm going to plant those in the front-yard terrace, as that gets sun almost all day long.
Spring Cleaning has officially commenced. I loaded up the Suburban and dropped off a huge donation at Goodwill yesterday. There is still so much more crap that I can get rid of. The most significant donation was my maternity clothes. The baby factory is closed; any further additions to the family will be via adoption/fostering. I have saved a few of the very best pieces of baby clothes (hard to find expensive stuff like down suits), but otherwise i am no longer saving clothes that Eli grows out of. There are plenty of hand-me-downs to be had from the boys' cousins if we ever end up needing any.