Saturday, February 22, 2014

Blogger is not happy!

I am not sure if this will post.  It seems Blogger is unhappy.  Poor thing.  Too much work for a silly program to handle, I guess.

We have had a miraculous warm up that makes me happy.  I have been working in the yard doing all sorts of Spring cleaning.  I have the weedeater running, and I trimmed the holly bushes/trees.  That was a hard job that took three days.  It only takes me three days because I am old and have to rest more than I used to.

I also made a monumental decision to dig out the front flower bed and start over.  My friend that passed away had a certain garden tradition.  He always, always dug a huge, huge hole.  He would sift and sift and stir around the dirt and play in the dirt for a long while.  Then he would decide what had to be planted and get on with that chore.  This is my modified version of that. 

As I mentioned I am getting old.  I have to rest.  I am doing the digging by hand, not machine.  I am tired of my annual digging out the Johnson grass.  It seems to flourish more when I thin it out.  So this year I thought, "Why are you doing this year after year?"  So the smart thing is dig out the bed and start over.  UGHHH!

I did beg for help from a friend that is in his 50's that does yard work for a friend of mine.  He is supposed to come on Tuesday.  Of course, the weather man says we have a chance of rain.  We will see.  I may have a swimming pool.

I am puttering around with the knitting.  I made a decision to quit the baby blanket and mail it on.  So I got ambitious and finished the red sweater up to the knitted band around the front and neck.  I have it cast on, just not finished.  I have done two or three rows on the medieval sweater.  That's it. 

I finished one skein of pretty pink merino/tussah silk.  The other bump sat languishing for a few days.  Today I divided it out and I almost finished the first bobbin of that.  So soon I will have a lovely batch of pink/green yarn.

Not a lot to say.  It's almost always the same thing every day.  I am most grateful and appreciative for the warm up this week.  I know the rest of the mid states and the eastern seaboard are covered.  We are to get a cold front tomorrow that will bring us to the mid 40's again.  Sigh!  A sample of Spring to come I guess. 

Soon it will be March.  Hard to believe.  Once we get through March, the weather is usually more forgiving.  Of course, we have no idea what this winter will be doing.  I almost think we will have snow in March.  We had it in May of last year.  The first time ever recorded.  Crazy stuff.

My niece is due to have her baby any minute now.  I am anxious for her to move along and start the next phase.  She is never one to wait around and be patient, so these last few weeks have been misery for her.  She can't sleep, she is uncomfortable, etc.  We've all been there.

That's about all.  I took the critters for their yearly check ups and shots.  Patty has lost more weight and is at a good place now.  I just have to maintain it.  They are both doing well for older pets.  They rest a lot, too.

Have a great rest of the weekend.  Enjoy the sunshine when it comes your way.  It's so wonderful!

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