Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I'm Running A Wee Bit Late Today
July 22, 2014
Good afternoon. Wow, did I sleep last night into this morning. Well, except for the few hours I was awake during the night. I settled in to watch bit of TV a little before 8 p.m. last night, and awoke around midnight. After that, I got a cold bottle of water and settled in to watch some TV and crochet for a few hours.
Around 5 a.m. my little eyes closed and only woke at 8 a.m to feed Pogo, then not again till noon. I think all the fresh air and tootling around yesterday plum wore me out. But I must say, it was well worth it.
Around noon, Pogo and I did an errand, then went to the park to meet up with Deanne and all the kids. We had a wonderful time there, feeding the ducks and geese. Of course, I got me some new photos too. When we left the park, we all went to Dairy Queen for some delicious ice cream. Yum!
Once we got home, I took a few photos of the gardens, and then sat down to check some emails. The phone rang, and it was a friend that I haven't seen in a couple of years. She had recently celebrated her 78th birthday, and was thinking how nice that some of us were still here.
Pogo and I popped back into the car and headed off to her house. And she was definitely right. It is nice to see that some of our circle are still here. We had a super nice visit, and after about an hour an a half, Pogo and I made our way back home.
Once I have a chance to go through the new photos and crop a few, I'll be able to share them here. For now, I do have a photo that a friend sent that I thought would be nice to share with you. The photo was taken by daughter Audrey's friend, Wanda. Just recently, this is what Wanda found in her yard one morning when she came out of her house.
Isn't this little one just darling? I just hope his mommy remembered where she'd left him. Or maybe he just wandered off. Either way, I hope he was reunited with his family. Wanda, thank you so much for sharing your photo.
Speaking of deer, the news lately has made me so mad! Our Legislature is putting together a bill to make it legal to kill off some of our deer population. They say that there are just too many deer, and they are becoming a real nuisance to the people who live in some towns and cities.
I am outraged because I believe we should get rid of some of the population that is crowding in and taking over the little bits of land that are set aside for the deer to live on. I will stop here, because this can put me on a real rant, and it is too hot to start my ranting. Maybe I'll save it for another day.
I do have a nice tip for you today. This idea is for when you run out of places to garden, and you still want to plant more. It is called a SHOE ORGANIZER HER GARDEN. For materials you will need (a) cloth shoe organizer, (b)potting soil or compost, (c) rod, hooks or nails for hanging,and (d) herbs or plants of your choice.
Step 1 - Check the drainage of the pouches by pouring in some water. If there is not sufficient drainage in the fabric, poke a few small holes in the bottom of each pouch.
Step 2 - Fill the pouches with soil or compost, but leave about an inch between the top of the pouch and the soil. Add the herbs, plants or seeds. Now just watch them grow.
Step 3 - Optional - Make little name tags to attach to the front of the pouches with the name of the plant.
Here are a couple of photos to show you what this will look like when it is finished.
I do not have a shoe organizer, but I think I will buy one so that I can try this out. The dwarfs do a lot of cooking, and this would be perfect for them.
Well, now it's time for me to get busy here and start some supper for tonight. I like to get it out of the way early so that I can sit back and enjoy my visit with my daughter in law. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a most wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.