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I Must Confess

Thursday, August 27, 2015      4 comments

I didn't do a blessed thing worthwhile today. Mom and I went on a little road trip, ate Mexican food at the Jalapeno Tree in Jacksonville, Texas [which was absolutely delicious], and drove on over to a plant farm to buy a couple of lantana hangi... Read more

Wonderful, Delicious Rain

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      4 comments

Cooled everything down to manageable. I can actually enjoy my bonus days off and do a bit of garden work tomorrow. Or not. I have a bit of a cold and came in from work freezing this afternoon. I'm propped against a heating pad and sipping h... Read more

Oh Wait; There's Hope Yet!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      2 comments

We got one of those gully-washer rains this morning and things cooled down significantly. 88 degrees with a gentle breeze-perfect weather in my books. Of course, it will warm back up but both the rain and the "cool front" are hugely appreciated.... Read more

Definitely Wishful Thinking

Monday, August 24, 2015      3 comments

Walked out of the unit today to 103 and the interior of my truck did not cool down until I was halfway home-think about 10 miles. It is cloudy with the tiniest chance of rain so I have my pudgy crossed. Got in some walking and exercise, and have... Read more

Fallish Look or Wishful Thinking

Sunday, August 23, 2015      2 comments

Several of the trees are starting to show yellow leaves but it may be drought and not an early fall. A girl can hope though. Also the days seem to be getting shorter and my "sap" is rising. LOL I feel good enough to strap on the trainers and wal... Read more

Working My Way Through Summer

Saturday, August 22, 2015      1 comments

I'm wishing away my life but I will be glad when August and September are memories. That said, a few sprinkles of much needed moisture have the lawn looking slightly less stressed today and the high temp has been 90 with clouds off and on all da... Read more

Not Much to Say

Thursday, August 13, 2015      1 comments

It's depressingly hot and dry but my new plantings are surviving with a couple of water rounds every day. I'm trying to keep plenty of bird seed and water out for the birds as well, and they are loving my big concrete bird bath. Saturday is on t... Read more

Can't Afford No Pity Parties!

Sunday, August 09, 2015      3 comments

What all of us need to remember, and Lord knows I get down like everyone else, is that we can't afford to feel sorry for ourselves. We have to do as much as we can do every day or we risk becoming able to do nothing at all. Lots of days, I have ... Read more

Planted Hardy Hibiscus, Turk's Cap, and Perennial Sage Today

Saturday, August 08, 2015      5 comments

Gotta get ready for the hummingbirds to come back through in a couple months. First time I can bestir myself, I want to get a couple of dwarf ... Read more

Too Dang Hot!

Friday, August 07, 2015      5 comments

About three years ago some friends of ours moved their home from Nacogdoches, Texas to Billingham, Washington because of the hot summers. I wish I lived next door to them!... Read more

What Would You Want If It Was You?

Sunday, August 02, 2015      2 comments

Reading a member blog for Copious Joy, I am reminded of the year I spent waiting for a diagnosis of possible cancer, and my heart goes out to her. Unless you have been in the position, you don't know how it feels. You want to kick and scream, ye... Read more

Good Week-Glad It's Over!

Saturday, August 01, 2015      2 comments

I'm wishing my life away but I am glad that one is in the books. We are waiting for a unit lockdown and it is stressful for all of us. The offenders are not looking forward to being locked into their hot dormitories with no air conditioning for ... Read more

Every Day is a Battle!

Saturday, July 25, 2015      5 comments

And I am going through one of those dry spells where it seems like I am losing more than I am winning. Heck, I can't even seem to spin any Spark points. So, I console myself with little victories: my bathroom is clean, my bed is made up, I feel ... Read more

Preparing Myself for Monday

Saturday, July 18, 2015      1 comments

Okay, I broke down and sorted papers to grade tomorrow. Monday is a teacher workday so I may get to grade a few then but usually our principal drones on about whatever her pet project happens to be. Hopefully, we get a bit of time to work in our... Read more

Trying to Make the Most of It

Friday, July 17, 2015      3 comments

Vacation is almost over-- shortest two weeks of the summer. Knowing I can leave work in just a few more months is making it bearable to go back But I wish I could have accomplished just a little more: read a little more, gardened a little more, ... Read more

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