Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Ok, is this cool, or what? Plus hairballs and greenry...
This is my Auntie, and I just wanted to share this picture. She is 94 years old, nearly blind, (she has even had to give up crafting and reading, and now uses audio books...), but the elder housing she is at had a 'bike ride event'. She was the first one in line, and begged to have her picture taken with the bike. She rode like a trooper, I am given to understand, too. (Don't the Birkenstocks just make the outfit?) I just thought this was so utterly cool.
In other news, I have finally gotten around to getting my hair cut! I went in and had several inches off the bangs, along with enough in the back that my neck feels like a released spring. This should tell you how long it has been since my last haircut. As the family joke goes, it was either a haircut, or a flea dip. I really needed to get the hair done, and she did a fantastic job, too, but I am also fighting my roseacea, so I guess it's a wash.
One of these days I will have all my 'stuff' together, I will have nice hair, good outfit, no breakouts... But then I think the Earth will explode, so I guess I better not push it too hard. Eh.
I re-planted some seeds, there should just be enough time to get them established before I have my garden. I will have to repot a few of the tomatoes, they are already almost too large for the containers they were started in. (I am immensely pleased about this, for some dumb reason.) Anyway, I have re-planted watermelon, green, and yellow, among other items. I decided to go ahead and put the heat mat in the green house. Husband is... VERY concerned with potential of fire with something left on, so I made him come in and look at how I'd set it up, so it wouldn't bother him. He seemed to grumble a bit, but didn't have a (big) problem with it. It has the added benefit of warming the whole greenhouse, so, the other plants will benefit in the short term.
I was discussing taking down the greenhouse with Husband. He'd mentioned using it during the growing season, just keep a plant or two in there, in a pot, with the door 'locked' open during the day, and shut at night so the (@#$%$#@) deer won't use it as a buffet. I think this is a great idea, and I am just trying to figure out what plants I could put in a little hanging basket I have, as well as the shelving below. Each of the shelves will probably get a vine type plant each, so I can have clean veggies. I have "Baby Boo" pumpkins, and most likely will have that in the 'house, so I can keep track of it. I haven't had much luck with it, so since more than one actually sprouted this year (!!!), I intend to baby the livin' h*** out of them. There is the other extreme, I had a "Big Max" pumpkin sprout as well, I have been told these can get to humongous size, but if I am able to get a couple nice ones, I will be happy. I have to check on which things I have planted are NOT hybrid, I want to save seed on a few things, so I will have to double check. I know I have had good luck with tomatoes and pumpkins, and several flower seeds. My grandpa used to save seed. In fact, when he died, we had to throw away bags and bags of seed. (Almost makes me sick to think about, but we couldn't take most of the seeds across state lines... And some of them wouldn't have grown here well, anyway. At least that's what I keep telling myself.)
I am on my fourth try, knitting a baby blanket. I am just making a blanket of my own design, but I have screwed up my count once, hated how one of the patterns looked when I started again, pulled out the center the third time, and so I am really working to try and not dink up this round... So far, so good. Now if I can just get the main pattern established, I can go on autopilot for x inches, make an edging, and poof, "instant" blanket. The scary part is, I am seriously considering making a full sized one for me. LIKE I NEED ANOTHER PROJECT... Sheesh.
Earth calling crazy woman, earth calling crazy woman...
(I am presently in the substation, with my man Petty on the speakers quietly, and I am sleepy. Wish me luck that I don't nod off...)