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Feline Fridays

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Enough planting, it's HEMI TIME!!!!

Thursday in the Garden

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And so begins the trials and tribulations of gardening at Happy Acres. 

AKA where plants come to die.

But I get an A for effort.  (well maybe not)

So on Thursdays I'm going to document what's going on in my yard.  There is still so much to do, but for now I'm happy with what I've got. 

(I have low expectations)

We've got lots of container gardening happening here so lets start there.  Here is the container of impatiens that Baby Girl and her friends planted.

So far so good.  We even have some buds sprouting.

One of them had pink flowers in the tray of 10 so that's what I'm expecting to bloom. The only thing I have to worry abt here are the squirrels.  I have this under an oak tree and the squirrels love to dig in it.  I've propped it up more to make it more difficult to dig in.  OR easier to dig up the plants.  We'll see how that goes. 

A container of petunias.



I've got another hanging basket holder of petunias as well.

It fell over while I w…

Mid week update

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I have officially finished planting all those great deals from Lowes.  That's the one problem of buying so many great plants on sale, they need to be put somewhere!  I laid out the front area and took a day before I got them all where I wanted them.  I even had cheap labor!!!

Ignore the child with the frown.  She had a great time planting ONCE she got over the ickiness of the dirt!That was Saturday.  Even took my sky

but never got to post anything.  #1 Son went to a school car wash and some kid decided to be funny and dump a heavily soaped sponge on him.  Right in his eyes.  He didnt think it was that bad but by the time I picked him up he was in bad shape.  His eyes were REALLY red and he literally couldnt see.  He's fine now, but the poor kid was not a happy camper the rest of the day.

More pics of the plants will be posted soon.  I want to keep track of what grows and what becomes fertilizer........

Not much knitting is being done, a row here, and inch there, but nothing wo…

Friday Felines in the Garden

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It all started with a Lowes flyer.

The lure of tomato plants on sale ended up with an explosion of greenery!

Not only were they on clearance, they were marked down even more!!!!! Petunias and impatiens on sale for a dime. Plumbago, Mexican Petunias and Salvia for a quarter. What started out as a smallish cart turned into the above. Not a bad haul for $20!

The most expensive thing on there is the dirt. How sad is that???

Princess says:

More shade for the front means more hiding places for me.


They smell nice too!

Cabin Fever

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Is that even possible? I don't usually get cabin fever until abt October. Since it's so hot in the summer, we spend most of our days inside. It's only when fall hits here in Mickeyland that we can open up the windows and doors and air the place out.

But for some reason I feel a bit differently today. I've been catching up on blog reading and more than a couple of them have posted pics of their holidays away. In the Caribbean or on the other side of the pond. The expanse of the ocean or the open fields seem to be calling out to me. I think I need to plan a trip to the Atlantic. It's over an hour away so it's not a drop everything kind of trip, but I'm thinking something is in order for the next couple of weeks or so.

Why I'm thinking this way I really dont know. We havent been home much the past couple of weeks so it's not like I havent left the house. In fact we were just visiting Mickey this past wknd.

Side note: I have been going to Di…

Friday Felines

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Um a little privacy would be appreciated!

Monday Morning Update

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The one problem of going thru stash is that ideas and projects pop out at you before you can move past a box. Or even a skein. As I'm going thru a box of yarn left over from projects recently completed, I come across some yarn that would be perfect for fingerless gloves. Plus Baby Girl already has a hat to match! She'll be rockin' it next year for sure!! Here it is, just before I start the thumb.


I finished another blue square for my afghan which leaves one more left to finish out the 2 skeins. I figure I need at least 64 and I've done 24. I'll have enough to make it that big, but I'm HOPING to make it bigger. I plan on using up all those little balls of yarn I have left over after the 4 squares. Should be enough to make some interesting squares!

AND I started sock #2 of my Purple Toed LLs.

Isn't Lucy the perfect background to show off the dark purple cuff? Normally it looks black until you put it up against something actually black. Lucy makes a g…

Saturday Sky

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I THINK we're good. I got the new computer back with Windows 7 as my op sys and it seems to like all my sights that I visit. So far so good. I'm still working on my phone (that was upgraded too) AND when I signed on to Blogger this AM I had a note telling me that Blogger was getting a new look as well. I'm just getting used to Facebook's new timeline! Oy, if nothing else, it keeps me young (while aging me greatly!)

Let's move on to what matters today. My sky.

It is a gorgeous day and probably one of the last ones we'll have where we can leave all the windows open. It's supposed to be nice the rest of the week and I truly hope it is.

Weather this time of year can be VERY fickle and I enjoy each wonderful cool breeze while I can.

There are only 9 more weeks of school which means it's time for all the end of year activities. My wknds are filled from next week until Memorial Day. This wknd's plans have changed more times than expected, but in the…

Modern Technology

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When we went to Pensacola back in Feb, the IO wasnt able to get time off from work so he stayed home. This always makes me a little nervous because he tends to do/buy things that he normally wouldn't do if I was there. This time he bought a new computer. A *bleeding edge* computer (apparently more futuristic than cutting edge) for me. My computer is OLD by tech standards, abt 4 yrs old. We upgraded as much as we could but it would overheat often and just shut down. I needed a new computer, just not a *bleeding edge* one.

I'm not thrilled with it and apparently it's not thrilled with me either. It wouldn't let me get onto blogger. The IO did something to fix it but a week later it was giving me a hard time again. I got my old computer back but even that one isn't working right. Needless to say I haven't been able to post or read other blogs. And I haven't been able to get on Facebook either.

So right now I have to juggle between two computers, t…