Since Toronto is having a bitch of a time trying to get people to check us out, tonnes of places have amazing deals to entice. The Mirvish Brothers, for instance, are offering a 3 course meal, a ticket to a Jays game, and a ticket to either Mamma Mia! or The Lion King for only $85.
If you’re from out of town and need a hotel room, tack on $40 to that.
Also, Air Canada, (and probably other airlines, too) offered a $98 return ticket from the Great White North to Toronto. This is cool for several reasons.
First, it means my mother is coming down for the long weekend. Yay! Second, it means a five hour drive on the bus is now an hour jaunt through the clouds. Third, just for cost comparison, a bus ticket is $130.
Anyhow, as I’ve said, my mother is coming down. Now, most people would find this a pain, but my mother is wonderful. I’ve decided to take her to that little clothing store I found. Normally, I would be very protective of niches I’ve carved out for myself, but as she’s a size 2 and I’m…not, we won’t be competing for anything. This makes it okay.
Our main project, however, is to get my garden going. I’ve never grown anything before, (I’ve killed many a plant, but never got one to grow) and she, an avid gardener, is going to help me set everything up. I’m going to grow my own produce. How cool is that? A friend told me I should keep my first attempt small and pick four or five things to grow. My choices, thus far are:
Fancy lettuces, and other greens
Peppers of all colours
I’m going to do an herb garden, too, but I don’t count that as one of my five.
Does anyone out there garden?
Any tips for, little ol’ black thumbed me?