The bride and her maids:
The groom and his men:
My immediate family (minus the sister) for the first and probably only time in the same photo:
Now the garden is heavy with fruit. We've been harvesting: beans, tomatoes, corn, okra, herbs.
The sunflowers are so neat. We planted three different kinds. I really like this red one. We have one sunflower that is 7-8 foot tall and has flowers the size of dinner plates.
The front yard garden is a bit neglected but looks good just the same.
In travel news: not a lot of travel, but we've done lots of things. Including a day at the zoo. I took too many pictures, and here are a few of my favs.
Look at this loafer just standing around.
The flamingos were lazier than the bear and more vain. The stood around sleeping or preening.
We went to a concert: the True Colors Tour. It's a gay pride thing.
It was hosted by Carson Kressley. He changed outfits like 5 times.
Here's Andy Bell of Erasure joined by Cyndi Lauper!
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
This tour is Cyndi's baby. So she came out to talk about equality and voting or something. I'm sure the website says what all that's about.
The B-52's !! Tony loves the B52's. They were a lot of fun. I also tried out my camera's video function for the first time during the B52's set. If I can figure out how to add it to this page, maybe I'll post it some time.
After the B52's was Cyndi Lauper. She was amazing! But by that time, it was dark and I didn't get one good picture. They ended the show with all the performers singing True Colors. *tears*
So back to the life changing part. I got a job! A real job, not that private-practice-working-out-of-the-house shit. Wheee! I'm a staff attorney at the Tulsa Law Office of Legal Aid Services Of Okalhoma. A salary, health insurance, an office with a window that doesn't look out on to the street in front of my house. And we are located in a really cool building: the Gillette-Tyrell Building also called the Pythian Building. It's on the National Register of Historic Places. My office is on the second floor, fifth window from the right.
Tulsa is known for it's art deco buildings. So I'm so happy to be in one. The lobby is all tile work. Floor, walls, ceiling.
My office. Not a great picture.
Another pic from that first week. It came with furniture. This is how it looked when I moved it. Luckily, I'm allowed to paint the walls and move in/out any furniture I want. Of course, it didn't take me long to start redecorating. It has a way to go, but when it's done, I'm sure to post more.
July 4, 2008, was our second anniversary. We went out that morning and bought rings. We are now unlawfully wed.
Not much to report on the knitting front. Tony is working on a rug from Mason-Dixon. I finished a BSJ. I'm sure we'll update a little sooner next time. yeah right.
And a Queen,
And the gayest pirate ever!
Too much sun and not enough beer made me a little silly by the end of the day. Here I am impersonating Tyra when she showed the girls how to use pain as inspiration when they draw a blank. Oh, I'm having cramps!
Tony got a bit silly too.
In gardening news: we've started harvesting radishes.
Tony propagated a new staghorn fern from his enormous one in the house. We mounted it to a piece of bark (with good ol' lace weight wool) and hung it in a tree. It shifted around a bit, but it'll fill in.
Lastly, we have a new pet. I was walking through the back yard today and I saw something scurry down a hole. I watched it for a bit and discovered that an Oklahoma Brown Tarantula has moved in. I gave it a bit of wood over its hole for protection and to remind us it lives there.
Boo! S/he's scary! Their venom is less poisonous than a bee sting. They are supposed to be very docile. So it can stay.
In knitting news: I'm working on a baby surprise jacket. Wheee! Hopefully I'll have more knitting content soon.
The Crochet bind off was no big deal. It only took a few hours and my crochet skills have improved!
Otherwise, we are still slowly plugging away on previously started projects.
Most of our time has been spent outdoors, duh.
In Gardening news:
We put in some ornamental grasses between the back porch and the veggies.
Here is pink pompous grass. It is the center plant. We are expecting it to grow upwards of 12 feet -- maybe not this year, but eventually.
It is flanked on either side by purple fountain grass. Hopefully, it will all fill in to provide a screen.
We've trapped the bamboo. First we drove a barrier into the ground to stop its spread -- please, barrier, stop the spread! And we added a decorative border. We don't know that this will be the permanent border, but it works for now.
The bamboo is growing like crazy. You can literally watch the grass grow with this one. In good weather, we've seen some of the new shoots grow more than 6 inches during the day. And there are more than a dozen new shoots growing right now!
Tony has spent everyday this week putting in a path -- the first of several planned. As I'm writing this, he is adding the edging, and he has plans to go buy river rock today. He hopes to have the path finished by the end of the week.
When he's not digging the path, Tony spends time willing the cannas to grow.
The cannas are actually growing pretty fast right now. 10 out of 12 plants have poked one or more stems through the ground and most are 4 -6 inches tall and showing their first leaves.
Here is another cat that has adopted us. She mostly sits there and watches. Occasionally she climbs the back door screen to torment my indoor kitty.
Lastly, the pink tulips did really well this year. They are still in flower -- one is still holding a bud. The red and yellow striped tulips didn't fare so well. But pink tulips are my favorite so I'm happy.