First, my apologies for missing the regular Friday post, but I do have a decent excuse. Besides the fact that this last month has been super busy (OT at work, NatCroMo projects, keeping up with the hubby’s band schedule, oh yeah, and that kid I still have at home sometimes), I was also graced this last weekend with a new grandson. Yay!!!
Second, gratuitous baby pic, cause you know you want to see…
Third…it’s camp time…no silly it’s too cold still for real camping. It’s time for the 2013 CampNaNoWriMo! Which I will be joining, so if once again I seem to fall off the face of the earth, know that I am really just one story line away, and I shall return. 🙂
Hope everyone had a great weekend, and a wonderful holiday!
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I did not, strangely enough. So, even though I know there are a number of international readers here who won’t be celebrating the holiday, HAPPY THANKSGIVING. For those of you not celebrating…I’m thankful for you just the same and hope that you have had a wonderful day.
For my fellow NaNoWriMo participants, I assume that you can see the sad little status bar on the right of my page. I sure hope you are doing better than me. My finances have not been where I like them to be and I just think I’ve been too stressed to be able to concentrate. So my paltry 735 words may stand as they are this month. Meanwhile I take solace in the fact that I made the full 50,000 words in August and finished the novel just two weeks later.
Best of Luck to you all!!!
I hope everyone has gotten to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend. Sadly, I had to work today, but that didn’t keep me from having a great time over the weekend. My cousin, his wife and dad had a huge cookout in Brandenburg (read middle of nowhere). They went all out this year. They’ve put in a pool and a 175 ft slip n’ slide. My cousin and my uncle own adjoining properties in the country and the amount of land they have, for non-farmers at least, is pretty impressive. Needless to say the kids ran wild until they ran out of energy and the grown ups alternated between the shade and the air conditioning. Although some of us did brave the pool with the kids. Even though I didn’t want to get in with all of those small children in the pool, I was really glad I did. It was a great way to cool down, and I stayed cool after I got out.
In other news…several of my poor plants still need to be put in. In the last week, I still haven’t managed to get much done, but I just keep tending everything. This has been the hottest week so far this year (96 degrees yesterday), so everything has to be watered. The tomatoes have held up better than I thought they would and need to be staked now as some of them are getting too top-heavy.
The tomatoes and strawberries are in the ground. Yay!! I don’t have a tiller and the space had to be dug up and prepped by hand. It was a lot of work, so I really hope its worth it. I put in four Delicious Tomato plants and six Red Grape Tomato plants. The six strawberries went in today too, all with a little help from my youngest step daughter. Now to make room for the watermelon. I started them from seed just last Sunday and already have nine good, strong-looking plants. They will need a lot more room, but I believe I’ve picked a good spot. We will see.
This morning my step daughter and I were fortunate enough to make it to Bernheim forest for their plant sale, and they had the eastern redbud trees I’ve been looking for, and though considerably smaller, much more reasonably priced than the nurseries near me (Nursery want $100 each, and I paid $15 each). The trees are all 2 – 3 feet tall and ready for planting. I’m so excited about finally getting them. So now the trees and the Cannas need to be planted, and then I’ll just have the watermelon left.
I’m so excited about gardening this year that its kinda funny. I have no idea why, maybe its just because of the new house, but whatever, I’m having a blast, and some of the kids are getting a pretty big kick out of it too.
ETA: Also, I’m very excited to report that everything I’ve planted so far (geraniums, cherry trees, sweet peas) have all survived.
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Woohoos are in order. Two more Sweet Pea saplings came up so now I’m up to five. Yay. I transplanted them into the yard on Saturday. In other gardening news, I have planted two semi-dwarf cherry trees in the front yard … Continue reading