Saturday, April 22, 2006

It's been a while...

It has been quite a while since I posted. Not because I haven't wanted to, but because I just haven't had the energy. I've been sick again. I was out of work for two days this week with migraines. I really need to find a way around that.
I've done alot of work in my yard lately. I was able to get my fence put in around the garden (to prevent the beastie from peeing on the plants) and was also able to get my veggies planted. I put in a couple of squash, a zucchini, couple of tomatoes (one cherry, one regular), a jalepeno, couple habaneros, and a couple green bell peppers. I think I have room for some garlic and I picked up one more tomato plant at the farmer's market today. In addition I picked up some herbs to add to my bed: rue, cilantro and pennyroyal. These will be added to the herbs that I have already put in: rosemary, lavender and english mint. At an herb and plant sale a few weeks ago I was able to find mandrake, a very difficult herb to find in my area. I had to do some research on the net to see how best to plant it and I hope that it will live. I was so excited to find that.
When I'm searching for plants and herbs I have to constantly remind myself that I can't plant everything I want to have at one time. It is going to take time for me to get my flower and herb gardens the way that I want them. I have to be patient. :-)
I watched Practical Magic the other night. I love that movie. I love the clothes the aunts wear. And that house is just beautiful!
Speaking of houses, I'm so angry and sad. As a prelude, in case I haven't mentioned it before, I love old houses. I think they have such character and were built so well, and they should be preserved as often as possible. If it was up to me we would never tear down an old home to put up a condo or parking lot or strip mall. Older homes and buildings would always be restored. Anyway, there is a house near where I work that was built sometime between 1850 and 1870. A developer bought the land a few months ago and the state preservation society listed it on their site. The home was free to someone who would move it and restore it. Did you see that?...FREE!!! Of course it is not a small house and would need a good size plot of land to be put on and is built of brick so would be very very difficult to move. Well, as I'm driving downtown last Wednesday to pick up some lunch, I see smoke coming from that area. At first I thought some idiot had set it on fire accidentally. Then when I get up to the house, I see... a bulldozer. A BULLDOZER! Those money grubbing self absorbed assholes were tearing it down! They didn't even give the locals a chance to go in and pull out the good stuff like moldings and windows and hardwood floors or anything! Those BASTARDS! I swear I live in the wrong time period because it literally hurt my heart to see that building being torn down. And do you know what they are going to build there? CONDOS! $200k to 400k for a condo! I feel like the city and the state preservation societies really dropped the ball on this. There was nothing in the local paper or news about it being torn down so soon. In fact, it is still on the preservation society's website as being available!
I'm telling you, when I win the lottery or come into a bunch of money, I'm going to start buying these old houses/properties and saving them.

Okay, rant over...I think. :-)

Anyway, family is coming in for a late "easter" lunch. I spent most of today fixing what I could get ready and tomorrow I'll finish everything else. Oh, last week at a yard sale I picked up an old rocker (it looks antique) and will re-upholster it this summer sometime. It is beautiful!

I think I'll go read for a little while. I need to do some knitting but I have a library book I need to get back and should get it finished soon.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


I finally finished my taxes. Well, not quite finished...I have to print and mail but other than that...I'm done! And the good news is I don't owe anything. :-) I'll be getting some back, Yaaa hoooooo!!!!

I was a very bad girl today. T and I got into something that really shouldn't have happened. I just can't say no to him. I really need to find a way to say no.

I don't have much else to say right now. I'm very tired and hope that I can sleep tonight. I haven't been sleeping well for about a week now. I sometimes have insomnia and I hope this isn't a sign of things to come. Sometimes my insomnia lasts for weeks or months.

Well, I get to work on my garden this weekend. We have a holiday on Friday and I hope to get my fence up so that I can start planting. I still haven't decided what to plant other than tomatoes and squash. I'll have to pull out my garden catalog and pick out something good.

I'm off...I think it is time to try to sleep.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

The fun never ends...

Well, this morning I was to go to the lake to have an early "easter" lunch with my paternal side of the family and hopefully do a little fishing. So, of course, I woke to Thuderstorms, which caused me to turn over and go back to sleep. The rest of the day so far as follows:
Woke up late, fell in the shower, couldn't find my shoes, discovered the dishwasher won't clean the dishes, discovered said dishwasher causes kitchen sinks to back up and then also causes leak - ie: water covering kitchen floor. All of this occurs while I'm trying to prepare a dish to take to the lake for lunch.
So far this is one of those days where I just want to crawl back in bed, pull the covers over my head and sleep it away. oh...did I mention the mice are multiplying?
Ugh...well gotta run as I'm already going to be late for lunch.

Maybe more later if I survive. I'm beginning to feel cursed. Nothing has gone right this week. Oh and I recieved a letter from my GI doctor saying she was droping me for "non compliance with orders". I should send her a letter firing her for "not listening to the patient and finding a workable solution". :-)


Thursday, April 06, 2006

I should be ...

...doing my taxes. Well, going through papers to get all my documents that I need to do my taxes, but I'm just sitting here watching CSI and playing on the computer. I'm so tired. It has been a long week. I didn't end up having my test. I wasn't able to get that stuff down. Or rather I wasn't able to keep it down. So they canceled it and asked when I wanted to reschedule it. I told them they could call me to schedule it as soon as they came up with a way for me to have the test without having to drink anything. So I guess I'll hear from them in a few years. :-)

The weather has been great here lately. A little chilly the other day but very nice and sunny. I'm having trouble waking up in the mornings because it is still dark when I have to get up, but I sure do like the later sunsets. It gives me time to do things in my yard when I get home from work. I still have to find fencing to put up around my vegetable garden. I hope to get that this weekend and get it in next week.

I went to the shop and checked out any wreaths that may have sold, but none had. I can't decide if I should make any more or not. I'd like to, but I don't want to wate my time or energy on them if no one wants them. I'll have to check with my friend that owns the shop and see what she says.

Well, I guess that is about it for tonight.


Sunday, April 02, 2006

What is wrong with me...

Why can't I just swallow the meds so I can take this stupid test and get it over with? Twice now I've been scheduled for a colonoscopy to make sure there is nothing wrong there. And twice I haven't been able to take the prep. I am able to swallow part of it and then it just comes right back up. I don't understand why this has to be so difficult! I'm not doing this again. I'm calling tomorrow and telling them I can't drink it and to forget the whole thing. If there is something wrong then so be it. Ugh...I just needed to say that to someone. Even if it is just to myself.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

What I did today...

Wow, has it been a busy day. I can barely move my arms. As soon as my comforter is dry I'm making the bed and getting in it! My day started off fairly usual with going to my mum's and running errands with her. Then a friend called and wanted to know if I wanted to borrow his rototiller so I could get my garden tilled up and get busy planting. Of course I said yes and I haven't stopped since! :-)
I tilled up part of my yard and have a nice size spot ready for veggies. I have to go tomorrow and get a fence to put around it so the big beasty won't pee and poo in it. I also planted some petunias and snapdragons (my favorite flower) in my window box and the leftovers in some pretty pots. I weeded my herb garden, mowed the yard, swept the front walk and the drive. I also have done three loads of laundry. Oh and I installed a new shower head and hung a new shower curtain. Then proceded to test said new items (cause by this time I was really icky).
Jeez...when it is all typed up like this, it doesn't seem like so much...but I'm sure tired. Anywho, it was fun. Tomorrow I am going to get my fencing and maybe get some plants. I'm also going to see my Grandmother. I didn't go today so that I could get the garden tilled. Hopefully she won't be too upset with me for missing. I've got to get back to working on my tax stuff. Only 14 days left...

I need to get my taxes done so I can work on a request scarf and start my altar cloth I want to make. I haven't decided what colors for the altar cloth yet. I also need to stop at the shop and see if any of my wreaths have sold. I haven't kept track of which ones I've taken up there so I need to make a list so I'll know what not to make until it sells. I sure hope they are selling.

I'm going to sign off now. I'm starting to fall asleep at the keyboard.