Happy weekend everyone! It’s Saturday evening and I’m soon going to retire to watch the Knicks/Pacers game, eat pepperoni and mushroom pizza and change into my pajamas. Who doesn’t like comfy Saturday nights?
The last few days Matthew and I have been preparing the garden. Home Depot and Miracle Gro are back visiting our roof garden this weekend to make more Gardeniere videos. The entire crew is so great to work with, they really make me feel at ease, especially when I have to 9 takes because I can’t remember the word “home center”. This time around we are doing more how to videos for urban gardeners who don’t have a backyard to grow in, this mean lots of tips on container and bucket gardening! It’s really fun to show everyone around the garden and talk about what’s growing and how anyone can grow – no matter if you have a farm, yard, rooftop or fire escape.
Later in the afternoon, it began raining, but rain does not start gardening! So we trekked on. I’m sorry in advance if I look like a wet puppy.
I was also spoiled with some Earl Gray. It made a early Saturday morning that I’m usually asleep much better!
To prepare for this shoot we had to stock up on some Miracle Gro potting mix. We’ve been using this stuff for years, potting mix is the only way to go for container gardening.
Then I had to stop by Gowanus Nursery. What a great place, it was my first time there. I picked up some strawberry plants and salad green mix.
There was also a dinosaur there which makes this place even cooler.
Now comes the hard work, but first a picture of me in the back up of a parked pick up truck because I’ve never climbed into a back of a pickup truck. Ever.
Very heavy bags of potting mix get carried from the truck down a few stairs to the freight elevator. This all needs to be done by hand. Then it goes up the freight elevator to the 5th floor. Then it gets pushed and carried down the longest hallway. Then there’s stairs, 2 flights of them. That means you lift one bag at a time. This is not a job for the weak. Just a job for the crazy.
With 3 or 4 bags at a time, I push them with all my strength across the roof. This might look easy, but it’s not. There’s no handle on the dolly, so I push a small cart with my hands on a bag. This dolly is close to maximum weight so it’s so hard to push. The amount of times that a bag falls off, the cart tips over, or I sit on the ground and cry is alot.
Finally when we get them all over, I take a nap. I hate manual labor.
So now we prepare the boxes to get them all camera ready.
We put up 2 big fences for the green beans to climb up.
We also treated ourselves to ice cream. Matthew got cookie dough, and I got chocolate and vanilla soft serve. We put in the freezer, got a shower, grabbed our ice cream and ate it in bed. Bofinkles helped me eat it. This was such a treat after a day full of sun headaches.
We’ve had cheeseburgers 3 times this week and I’ve loved every single time. Matthew is a champion at making burgers, he does the meat seasoning so good. Also, check out those fries. Did you know ARBY’s sells their curly fries at supermarkets? I was shocked and thrilled. If you love ARBY’s fries you will not be disappointed by these, they were great.
Had a needed work brainstorming meeting at one of our favorite Chinese restaurants, Kum Kau. This giant bowl of pork, cabbage, noodle soup was only $5.50. And you get free unlimited crispy noodles! And their homemade best in the world duck sauce! And tea! I love that place.
Bofinkles tanned. I tried to get her to look but as soon as I said her name, she hopped up, ran to the camera and smothered me in kisses.
In other news that I don’t know where it fits:
These are my favorite sunglasses. I got a pair in Disney World in 2011 and in 2012 they broke during the summer. I was devastated. My friend Erin was in Disney World a few weeks ago and shipped me a new pair. Erin is the best. I love these glasses!
We cleaned up some of our props in the loft. The last few years we have accumulated many props but it’s hard to get rid of them. Each one tells a story, makes us remember a time. Sadly though our props aren’t usually small and we’re running out of prop space. Some of these in this picture were thrown away, and by thrown away I mean put by the trash can where almost always someone in our apartment building saves them and gives it a few more months of fun.