Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wild Wednesday

What a morning!  I was so frustrated with my computer.  I think I was trying to do too many things on it at the same time and it went on overload.  In the meantime, while I was trying to fix the problem, my husband received an important call.  He wasn't in the house so I looked out all the doors and windows into the yard.  No sign of him.  I walked out into the garage in my stocking feet and saw him standing at the end of our long driveway.  I yelled....and yelled..., but no response.  I stepped out of the garage into wet my stocking feet...and yelled some more.  Finally got his attention.  When he left in response to the phone call, as I was still fighting my computer, the dog threw a fit to go out.  She was out for only a few minutes when she wanted back in through another door.  I let her in and she ran right back to the door where I had let her out.  I didn't know whether to kick my hubby or the dog.  Hubby wasn't here and I regained my sanity before I kicked the dog. Gave up temporarily on the computer.

I felt like I wanted to go to bed and wake up another day, but I had to go to my weekly Weight Watcher's meeting.  That's a whole other story.  I knew I wouldn't like what I saw on the weigh-in scale so I put on the lightest weight pants in my closet.  Then I weighed four of my tops on my postage scale to find out which one was the lightest.  By then I was really grasping at straws.  I took off my bra and put on a sweater over my light weight top, thinking no one would notice that I wasn't wearing a bra if I had the sweater off only during weigh-in.

I took off my sweater, my watch, cleaned the lint out of my navel (Scratch that last part.  A slight exaggeration) and hopped onto the scale.  It showed I had gained 6/10th of a pound.    

Hey, it could have been worse if I had been wearing a bra!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Relay for Life

I did the survivor's walk at the Relay For Life last Saturday.  What a special event!  This was my second time to walk as a survivor.  So here's to all you cancer survivors out there....CLINK!

DH (Dear Hubby) is walking with me.  The caregivers were given a white ribbon with a rhinestone to wear.  They walked with the survivors. 

We finished the first lap.  There's a tee shirt and medal given to all the survivors each year.  A survivor friend walked with me later.  I told her we needed to go to the survivor booth for her tee shirt and medal.  She didn't think she needed a tee shirt because she got one last year.  I insisted and told her she'll be getting one every year for a long time!!

These photos are courtesy of my friend, Leslie Dorn.  Thanks, Leslie.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm free!! I'm free!!

I had my last cancer treatment yesterday.  WooHoo!!  It’s been a long year and a half. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I've Been Featured.....

I'm pleased to report that I've been featured on a wonderful blog.  You can access it at

She does beautiful quilting and her blog is so interesting.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Come Sit.......

This is my latest project.  Last year I painted this child's chair and painted the script, "Come sit where garden angels sing."  I left it outside through the winter.  As a result the paint on the seat wore off from the elements.  Rather than repaint it I decided to give it a cushion.

First I made a plant holder from chicken wire.  I cut the wire about four inches larger than the seat.  I folded up the edges approximately two inches and secured the corners with the ends of the cut wire.  I laid cardboard in the wire 'basket' and nailed the whole thing to the seat.

Then I purchased fourteen 4 inch pots of Irish and Scotch moss.  I tore two of the plants into small pieces and pushed them through the chicken wire edges.  I took the rest of the plants out of the pots, tore off about an inch of the bottom dirt and roots so that they would fit lower in the basket and laid them very snugly into the basket.  I watered the whole thing and .....TaDa!....I was done. 

Recycling is SO much fun!  This project is definitely easy.  Try it for your own angel garden.  

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Will It Never End??

We've been landscaping our new 'blank palette' yard for 3 1/2 years.  We're getting so old and slow that I'm beginning to wonder if it will ever be finished in our lifetimes.  Our back yard and side yards are going to be all wood chips, shrubs, perennials, vines, paths and patios.  No lawn to mow. 

I did score some great finds recently.  I discovered a nursery near us that offered 50% off all plants over Memorial Day weekend.  I bought three large rhodys, fuchsias, Irish moss and several pot stuffers.  Another nursery had 20% off all their vines.  I got a wisteria, climbing hydrangea and Boston ivy.  I also posted an ad asking for free or reasonably priced shrubs on Craigs List.  I received an email yesterday from a sweet woman who offered two Rose of Sharon bushes and a climbing hydrangea.  Then she threw in a box full of hen and chickens for free. 

Excuse me while I go find some liniment for my back!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Need Yard Magic

So little energy and so much to do.  Our landscaping has come a long way since we moved into this new house 3 1/2 years ago, but it still isn't to the point that we can just sit and enjoy it.  (Does it ever get to that point?)  We decided to fill the yard with wood chips, shrubs and perennials thinking that there would be very little work when it was finished.  It still isn't finished and the work goes on.  We put cardboard under the wood chips to keep the weeds at bay.  Still have weeds.  Nobody told me they would grow in wood chips! 

The deer have pruned a few of our trees and shrubs.  Hubby had to put chicken wire around one of his apple trees to keep the deer from eating it.  We close all the gates to our back yard at night so they can't come in, but sometimes they come in during the day and look at us as if to ask, "What are you doing in my yard?"  A few days ago  hubby was looking back at something while he was walking and nearly ran into a buck. 

I'm tired just thinking about all this.  I think I'll go take a nap.  More later.