Aging and honesty…

Jude was talking recently about how she is aging, how she sees it. I am on the tail end of my 40s, which is really hard for me to believe. There’s a birthday this month. My 40s were where I really started noticing how I was aging, although a lot of things started going off when…

It’s Friday…

Overall, it’s been a pleasant day so far. The garden is doing well…except for a few tomato plants that are looking droopy…not sure what that’s about. And there is….eeee!eeee!eeee!…this… The first start of a Rouge Vif D’Etampe squash! I’m so excited! This plant is really growing… It’s well outside of the little make-shift border I…

This morning’s garden…

I got an early start today, which was great, and went out to work in the garden for a couple of hours. Here are the red mums that are so big now, at least three times as big as they were when they were flowering in a pot last fall and more button sized… We…

Endearing…or Inappropriate?

When I visited my Mom Sunday she gave me these tea towels… She said she didn’t want to use them because she didn’t want to be inappropriate… And then she followed that by talking about someone she knows and then saying something inappropriate…oh well. The pictures are really cute, and the stitching is nicely done….

Trades are fair…

“If someone likes something you have and you want to share, don’t just give it away, trade something,” said Judith Baker Montano, a well-known crazy quilter, in a class I took years ago. “I like trades. Trades are fair.” Her words resonated with me and have stuck with me all this time. I admire people who give of…

Hmmmmm….

It’s a cloudy cool day. I like these days. It’s easier to get things in the ground and work outside without the heat bearing down on me. So far I got the last 3 tomato spaces filled in the back, plus coverings. It’s not very attractive, but it certainly is pragmatic. The netting on top…

Gardening day…

Today was primarily a gardening day. I estimate I have spent at least six hours, probably more, bent over digging holes and planting tomatoes. I’m wiped out. The task was prolonged by the ducks, of course, who had their heads buried in every hole searching for worms, slugs, grubs and bugs. Earthworms and slugs are…

The story of Twobie and Archie…

A while back I promised the story of Twobie and Archie, although it’s really not their story, it’s the story of the cats who came before them, their namesakes. The story of Twobie… When Twobie arrived last month, she became the second of two gray tabby cats born to us. The first was Goober. Goober,…

Little things…

Olive’s kitties… Twobie’s eyes look familiar…like Chicky’s. H may be right. Archie is funny…and kindof a whiner. This is the first time I had the door open in a week. Noodle ran in to say hello to her “other” kitties. And then she tried to poop in their tiny litter box… She AND Olive are…

Thread beans and Olive’s dilemma…

Re-entry into my regular life yesterday was challenging. There was a lot to catch up on. The situation with the cats has been resolved. It seems Noodle was taking her job as mommy a bit too seriously by deciding it was her job to take care of hers as well as Olive’s babies. Olive, sweet…

What a day…

I slept about ten hours, woke up and hit the ground running this morning. Finally I have a chance to write. Sunday was mainly a recoup day, as I got back from LA Saturday night. At one point it appeared I would be stuck in LA as Las Vegas airport where I was connecting was shut…

The weather is…

The next four days are supposed to be… A couple days ago it was super… When it’s done being cold and rainy, I bet it will be… In fact, the past two months have been… Ugh. Of course, I won’t be here for a week of it, as I head out Friday. I’m actually looking…