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So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I'm not sure I like this new format.  But I guess I'll learn to live with it.
I'm sore.  Yesterday a friend came over to get some lavender and help me thin out the plants.  Well, we discovered that there was one humongous plant and two smaller ones.  While she took on the job of cleaning off old stems, etc. I started getting weeds out.  Next thing you know we're tackling another bed that was nothing BUT weeds.  It was a struggle particularly since there were roots from the fig trees all in it.  We prevailed!  The soil is good so I may put the tomato plants that my daughter brought up (that I'm trying not to kill) there and maybe start some pepper plants (or buy some already started) in there as well.  Unfortunately one of the tomato plants committed suicide.  It got taller than it could sustain itself and fell over and the stem snapped.  I've buried it in a very large pot in hopes that it will revive itself.  Keep your fingers crossed.
Y'all have a good day and remember:  Normal is just a setting on a dryer.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Daughter is coming up today.  And since it's supposed to be in the mid to high 70's I'm going to try to talk her into clearing out their cargo trailer so when my friend has time to fix the electrical he can actually get to it.  There should be enough room in my shed for all the stuff.  I'm going to look in the shed and re-arrange things as needed.
I can't believe this weather.  I still haven't planted anything and won't until after Easter.  I've seen it snow here in April.  I may get the rest of the soil turned in the garden either today or tomorrow.  More likely tomorrow.  Am trying to find someone willing to till it and a couple of other spots.
Y'all have a promising day and......smile a lot so people will wonder what you are up to.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Gonna go pick up (I should say bail out) daughter's van this morning.  Hopefully it'll keep on going for a good long while now.  Then it's off to WW and running a few errands before I come home to do laundry and get some sewing done.  Sounds like such an exciting day, doesn't it?
It's been nice and cool these last two nights.  More like March temperatures.  I hated to have to turn on the AC three nights ago but  the temp in my room was 82!  Now it's in the 50's outside so the room is nice and cool for sleeping.
Cleo continues to be my alarm clock.  Every morning she jumps on the bed around 7:00 and lets me know in no uncertain terms (she gets right in my face) that it is time to get my butt out of bed and let her out for her morning stroll.  I don't mind, though, since I no longer have tree rats scampering about on the porch.  Her favorite thing is watching lizards and trying to figure out how she can climb down the side of the house to catch 'em.  No luck so far.  She spends quite a bit of time outside.  Maybe more than she wants, but she has such a delicate meow that I can't hear her if the front door is closed.  So I check every now and then to see if she wants in.
Hey, y'all have a gorgeous day and .... appreciate what you have.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Daughter left her van at the dealership and I picked her up there Monday.  Of course she had the kiddies with her.  When we got back to my place I finished the work on the iris bed.  It's now nicely weeded and mulched.  Went to bed fairly early...almost the same time as the kids.  Yesterday I turned soil in the garden (without a tiller, mind you).  I got about 2/3 done and quit due to the heat.  Daughter was able to get an appointment with the Dr. and he gave her some prescriptions for the cough and also the diabetes.  We went to the evil empire (Walmart) to get those filled (cheap!) and bought some clothes for the kids.  When we got back to the house we dyed eggs since it was Ostara then I took daughter and kiddos back to the dealership so she could pick up a loaner since the van won't be ready until at least tomorrow.  I won't tell you how much it's going to cost me but I wanted to get whatever work needed to be done accomplished before she and family went on the road to Louisiana and, later, Michigan.  I didn't want to get a panic call from the side of the road.
As for the doctor business, I want my daughter to be healthy and diabetes is not something to be ignored.  She may have insurance for the kids but I have to be her insurance.  And because I would not be able to care for the children should something happen to her because of the diabetes I am willing to take on the dr. and prescription expense.  Once a mom always a mom.  And if need be, I'd do the same for my son.
It looks like rain today.  I'll be going to get my driver's license renewed as well as the tags for my van.  I wonder if they'll let me use the picture that's on my license now.  Maybe I'll get more sewing in since I didn't get any done in the last two days.  I have a couple of projects I really want to finish.
Y'all have a clear day and blessed be.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

It's raining, again.  We had two semi-nice days which was great.  I couldn't get anything done outside though as I was at the gallery and had other stuff to do when I got home or it was knit night.  If Sunday is a nice day I'm getting outside and working the soil.  Daughter's coming up Monday and if it's still good weather maybe we can both get something done outside.  We'll put up the "cage" and Sprout can tickle her toes in the grass.  At some point we're going to have to empty out the cargo trailer so a friend can get in and fix the lighting harness that blew when the tire went last year.
Y'all have a productive day and remember:  Know who you are.  Accept who you are.  Be who you are.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Had a nice quiet day with my daughter yesterday.  Grandson was with his dad and Sprout stayed with her papa.  We went to the local picture framer and left the black and whites we had taken when I took her on a cruise with me.  I've only had them for 3 years.  About time to get them finished.  And we looked around some of the other spaces in this place called the Old Clarkesville Mill.   It's huge and has lots of things to look at.  I think there are more books there than at Barnes and Noble.  It would take a day or more to check out everything.
Then we had a great lunch at Natalie Jane's.  She had the Rueben and I had THE best BLT.  Afterward we went back to my place where I grabbed some of my yarn and we went to the local knit shop...Bumbleberry... and had a good time chatting with others while doing our thing.   I'm hoping we can do another day sans children.  Hopefully once a month.  I miss our time together. 
I'm hoping J didn't have too hard a time with Sprout and that he'll be willing to do it again.  He never called to see when K was coming home so I have to "assume" that things went fine.
Y'all have a good day and remember:  It is what it is, or is it?

Friday, March 9, 2012

It was a long day yesterday.  I had a good dinner and retired early.  Luckily I was able to sleep in this morning since I don't have to be at the center until 10:00.  It's going to be another long day but that's what I'm here for.  Got to take a free class yesterday afternoon.  Even though I didn't have my machine with me I did get the fabric cut so all I have to do is piece when I get home.  It's a fairly simple pattern so it shouldn't take long to get done (like I really needed another project, right?).
So, onward and upward.  Y'all have a good day and ............................. (fill in the blank).

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It's "super Tuesday".  You vote?  I will as soon as I get my butt in gear.  Daughter's coming up today so I want to get that accomplished before she gets here.
It's clear and cold out there.  My sinuses are doing somewhat better.  Of course, the benadryl is doing its thing and I can breathe at night. 
Got quite a bit accomplished yesterday in the sewing department.  Will be finishing up a small wall hanging today, I hope.  I still have a lot to do as far as finishing ufo's but my goal is to get them done this year, even if I start new projects.  I have one large quilt to finish.  Once I get the back put together I'll take it to the lady who does the long-arm quilting.  I'm not in any hurry, but I do want to get it done this year.
Guess I'd better get a move on.  Y'all have the best day and remember....don't vote?  Don't complain.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Last night was awful.  I took two Benadryl just to be able to breathe through my nose.  My face still feels like it's been hit by a brick.  The sun is shining today, however, so I have hopes of the temperature going up enough for me to sit outside for a bit to soak up some Vitamin D.  Aside from that it's laundry and sewing today.
If you want a smile go to Hermit Jim's blog site and watch the cartoons.  I loved the Roadrunner cartoons.
Y'all have a quiet day and remember:  Money isn't everything in life, is it?  But it keeps you in touch with your children....Johnny Carson

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Wow, what storms we had last night.  While the light show was fantastic the rain was enough to drown out thunder.  I woke up around 2:30 and it was still raining heavily.  I don't know how many cells moved through but my driveway has some new canyons in it and there's still standing water.  Looked out to the pond and the water appears quite full of silt (oh joy).  I think I'd rather be still in the Caribbean.
Yup, March came in like a lion alright.
My sinuses are quite painful this morning.  And it looks like the storms aren't over yet.  Oh, for sunshine and clear air.
Y'all have a clear day and .... shop at your small hometown stores instead of the megas.

Friday, March 2, 2012

This weather is ridiculous.  Yesterday was gorgeous (which I appreciated) although I was inside moving display stands and jewelry cases at the gallery.  It looks like a new place.  Last night it started to rain and this morning is gray and dismal.  The night before was very rainy and windy.  Still warm, which does not bode well.  I guess you could say that March came in like a lion.  I won't be surprised if we get a snow or ice storm some time this month.  Probably when I'm in Gwinnett  at the Sewing Expo, with my luck.  I just wish it would make up its mind so my sinuses would behave.  Right now my face feels like it's been hit by a brick.
Would love some good weather, though, so I can get out in the garden.  I'm ready to play in the dirt.  I know it isn't time to plant most things but getting the soil ready would be a good thing, wouldn't it?  My Lowe's bill is almost totally paid so I'll be able to go get some soil amendment soon.  And this year I'd love to plant some blueberry bushes.  Sigh....come on Spring!
Y'all have a (whatever you want) day and ..... if you met my family you'd understand.