Tuesday, August 29, 2006
I'm Here! I'm Here!
Oh my it has been a long time since I have blogged, but I am here. It seems like I have been running non stop this month. I have been doing a lot of overtime at work as they are offering an additional $25.00 an hour top-up on time and a half, so being able to earn almost $40.00 an hour I am working my butt off. Everything seems to be neglected, my blog, housework, yardwork and personal life.

On August 12 I had a BBQ for J's birthday and what started out as a gathering of 18 people quickly turned into a party for 42. All was ok food wise until my friend who had said she would bring a lasanga could not make it. Into the freezer I went and with the help of my daughter and daughter-in-law we had a big piece of ham into the microwave,defrosted, sliced and heating up in the oven. With that many people the party had to go onto the lawn, so with the help of two very willing teenage boys the furniture was taken from the deck into the garden area.

My gardens in the back reacted with pride and did their best to impress my guests. On Saturday morning I went out to give the grass a quick mow only to discover that almost everything in all the gardens had decided to re-bloom, the rose bushes were bursting with a new show of roses. Don't you just love it when your garden is well behaved in front of your guests? On the vain side of me I was so happy when everyone oohed and aahed over the gardens. The gathering lasted until late and when the solar lights came on and we got candles going it all felt very mystical.

I for some reason did not take my camera out so there are no pictures. J's boss who is of Scot descent always gives J who is of Irish descent a ribbing about being a potato thief. Here is a picture of his birthday gift to J.

This is an Irishman's gourmet dinner. One case of beer, a sack of potatoes, and candles. Please ignore the ugly pink plastic tablecloth it was the only thing I could find to protect my dining room table in a hurry.

Good news I have almost completed the side garden and pictures will be posted soon. My neighbor gave me some fall plants for the garden and everything is starting to come together nicely. Here are a couple of pictures I took recently.

My $3.00 carpet rose from Walmart.

A finished area. Since I took this picture I have almost completed the other side.
"May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers"
Planted by crazygramma at 6:57 AM 4 comments
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Top 5 signs you're way too busy
5) You catch your reflection in the mirror and realize you have mascara on only one eye

4) You conduct business meetings on your cell....during spin class

3) You check your date book to see if you have time for a quickie

2) If you get home before 8 PM your dog thinks you're a burglar

1) The pizza delivery boy thinks your name is pepperoniwithextracheese
"May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers"
Planted by crazygramma at 11:48 PM 2 comments
Thursday, August 03, 2006
A place for Me
I decided to make a place for me in my garden. After having numerous people ask me if I take time to enjoy my gardens I decided that it is about time I created a place just for me. Although I do admit that just being out and working in the gardens is a joy even if it seems that all I do is work. Here is what I did yesterday I went from this.

From here

To here

I have it nestled right beside the lavender which seems to be the only thing that grows in that corner besides the weeds. I am not sure what to plant under the bench seat but my mind is saying either thyme or hens and chicks.

Not much was done last week at all with the temperature at 105f for three days and me with an injured foot. It got bad enough to go to the Dr. and was x-rayed, however no broken bones, he figures that I just managed to bruise it badly and advised me to stay off it for a few days. All is good now it no longer hurts and I am able to get outside again since it is healed and the temperature has come down.

Here is another lily in bloom and for the life of me I cannot remember what it is called but it is pretty.

"May All Your Weeds Be Wildflowers"
Planted by crazygramma at 8:31 AM 8 comments
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