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A Dreary Morning




Garden Cats – unfinished

While the  washing machine continues to spin a load of clothes, outside it’s dreary, and looks cold.


My vegetables are proudly growing while I sit patiently watching them.

All is quiet in our little piece of the world, except for the birds chirping in the trees out back.  I love listening to them as they work out all the details in their small lives.  I can’t tell if the chirping is just chatter in their everyday lives, or babies wanting to be fed, they are speaking an unknown language to me.


The yard is looking dry since we now have water restrictions due to our severe drought, and I think about how it’s such a waste of water  to try and keep a lawn alive.  We wonder what we can do to make our yard look better while we uncomfortably watch the grass die out.  Could we put flagstone all over the back?  Or, would rock be better.  I really don’t want rock in the back yard, since the front is already mostly rock. It looks so “Senior Citizen” to me!  But then, we are who we are…..

I’m left to do housework, i.e.:  laundry, floors, bathroom, kitchen, ect.  By the time all that is finished, I’ll be tired and won’t want to do much else.  The “else” are things like painting or creating!

I have Elvis on the stereo, but  I must be antsy because it isn’t doing it for me today.

This is my monday!  But I’m actually writing for tomorrow.  A day ahead…..what a loser!

Frantic Friday



We are setting up our first vegetable garden in our back yard, and for a small project, we are certainly making a big deal out of it.  Last year I was fortunate enough to find a used watering trough for horses.  The lady was getting rid of her horses, and was selling some of her equipment.  It’s quite big, and quite heavy.  (Not big enough though)  It seems a difficult job to keep my husband on the right track.  I want to put it up on blocks, so it can drain.  He wants to fill it with dirt, and see how much dirt it will take.



I want rocks to go in first, he thinks it’s level as it sits.  Ying and Yang right!


I know it a small thing, but I’m really excited about having a tomato plant, a bell pepper plant, and cilantro.

Years ago my great-grandmother used things like marigolds, onions, & garlic plants to keep bug away from her vegetables.  So in the name of my Great-Grandma, I planted marigolds around the veggies!

Call me crazy!