Thursday, July 19, 2007

Hornworms and stuff

One of my tomato plants is barely holding on. It's the hybrid (sorry Rob, not heirloom.) I knew it was some kind of pest-half eaten tomatoes and sparse leaves. Now, we got a lot of tomatoes from out 4 plants-tons, but then suddenly the one stopped producing. I checked it again yesterday and couldn't figure it out-then, this AM, Mike found this:



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Damn thing looks just like the stems. I cut off that stem and checked all the other plants and they're fine. Not one for using any insecticides, I just put it in a bag and made Mike smush it. It's a Hornworm.
This is what it was doing to the tomatoes.



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Onto other news, I am still working on the tunic. I also plan to write up the tote pattern for testing. I also finished Amy's Noro messenger bag and have to line it, as well as Mimi's bag (yes, still).

I'm now addicted to the spoiler site for BBVII and really am rooting for Dick and Daniele-I would say "I love Dick", but that statement elicits snorts and giggles from my husband, so I stopped using that phrase around the house.

Yesterday I went shopping (again) and found a dress and shoes for the wedding we have in September.



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Really bad pic-Elena took it last night. I wasn't looking for a dress, but went to Kohl's to look at sandals and the dress was right there, at 80% off ($11.60!!!!), so I tried it on, it fit and I bought it. Then I had to go to Target for coffee pods (Naomi and Wendy-Archer Farms brand-$3.99 a box and they have decaf) and found the shoes on clearance, marked $8.48. They're leather and they matched. When I got to the register, they rang up at $4.48! So, yes, the entire outfit cost under $20-can't beat that.

20 comments:

Stacy said...

LOVE the dress, you look fabulous in it!

C.A. said...

Two things...

Those hornworms scare the SH!T out of me....shivver.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that outfit youre wearing! Gorgeous!

:)

Linda said...

Great outfit and you sure can't beat the price! That will help pay for those plane tickets.

Sheila said...

The dress looks great on you and the colors are awesome. I got lucky at Target this weekend too. I got 2 pairs of sandals and handbag all for $40. Don't you love sales...lol

April said...

First off and most importantly, the dress looks terriffic on you!

Secondly....holy crap those worms are giving me the serious heebie jeebies. Ugh. Blech!

Will Blog for Yarn said...

love love loev love the outift you look great in it! and what a great deal..

Terri Lynn said...

Yo look so good, and so does the dress, new haircut (I bet Elena's getting use to it, now). Glad you found the hornworms (damn moths). Love the tunic, that will be cool! The bag you got was great! I just got my printer fixed so you should see something soon, I will mail next week - busy getting ready to see Bob Dylan tommorrow!!!! Tryin' hard to finish up a pair of Socks for Soldiers(down to the toe and have mate to fishish). Later...

Ladyrunner said...

That dress looks great on you!! And what a great price it was!!

Wendy said...

I love the dress! You look SEXY!!

That worm looks icky and cool. I have seen moths in my tomatoes, I wonder if I will get an icky cool worm, too.

noricum said...

Mean old hornworm! The dress looks great. :) Oh... and I picked up some wool on Tuesday, so I can start working on the bag pattern soon. :)

Cindy said...

Love the dress. You will look absolutely fabulous at the wedding. Also, love the shoes. I need to get to Target.

Mimi said...

Nice outfit, you look so lovely and lively!
I don't know how or where to get such good prices :p

Bron said...

That dress is gorgeous on you! I love how inexpensive the outfit was. :) Good for you!

Marvie said...

Woohoo! Sexy mama! Great dress, it really does look great on you =) And for under $20 you can't beat it!

Ugh on the worm... nasty dang things. Hopefully the plant will recover and keep producing.

Megan said...

Bugs= uber gross
Outfit= FABULOUS!

Crochet Goddess said...

Sorry about the hornworm. Wow he was big. Ah there is nothing like a good sale. Great skirt.

naomi said...

eeek, that thing is gross !

Love the outfit and what a deal ! I love end of season sales.

Thanks for the heads up on the coffee too !

KnitXcorE said...

yuck @ hornworms! wow! you should be on that show "the look for less"! what a deal!

Kathy said...

That does it, you're going to have to take me shopping when I get down there. You always find the great deals.

UGH on the hornworms. I've had almost everything else, so I figure they're on their way north now and I'll have em in a few days.

Jewels said...

What a great looking dress on you.
Payback's gonna be a bitch for MissConceitedJen on BB8 hey.

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