I Must Confess
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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!
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?
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!
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!
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
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
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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