My Chalkboard To Do List
I'm gettin' there.
I'm in the Final Four.
Tomorrow is the Appreciation Dinner at a lovely garden center, Gardens on the Prairie.
Friday night is a Pre-walk for all the homeowners to view each other's gardens.
Saturday and Sunday, the Walk.
Monday - sit and stare at the walls after sleeping 14 hours in a Nyquil induced coma.
Just a few happenings around here -
The neighbor decided to mow his field day before yesterday.
He got stuck in the mud and Glenco pulled him out.
Now I have to look at this. It looked so nice before.
I was devastated the first day, but how can I go and ask someone not to mow their own property?
The other neighbor almost cut his big toe clean off cutting his lawn.
Was not a day to be cutting grass I reckon.
It's been so hot here the last few days - like - cook an egg on the sidewalk hot.
Even Buddy has been off his game.
Mrs. Puffington keeps worrying that he's grown tired of her, but I keep assuring her it's the heat, and that as soon as things cool off, things will 'warm up' again between the two of them.
Even the little banty chickens have gone to gossiping about Buddy's sudden drop in testosterone.
Screech, the little black and white rooster there has big dreams of being the Cock of the Walk soon.
Good luck with that Screech.
I gave my scarecrow girl a new outfit for the Garden Walk.
Did I get a new outfit for the Garden Walk?
Again I say, you might be a redneck if your scarecrow gets new clothes and you don't.
I finished the edging work today.
Oh my heavens, the heat.
I had to rubberband my glasses to my head.
Add that to the image I described the other day!
(the ringworm is clearing up pretty good)
The heat, the heat. It's drying up everything. I have the sprinkler running day and night.
Supposed to get some rain tomorrow.
I have a scooter.
Did you know that?
I didn't know if you knew that.
I do not however, have a goat.
I found two baby doe Alpine goats for sale.
The mother was the Grand Champion at the Fair for five years running.
I want them.
Glenco is saying no.
What's a wife to do?
Go against the wishes of Glenco?
I asked him in my best New Jersey accent 'Why are you being strong on me?' Then I gave him the puppy eyes and told him I'd never be happy with a goat. Next, I'm going to cook him a lavish meal and plead.
His reasoning is 'I'll have to build something".
'Twas foolish of me to spring the goats on him so soon after all the garden work.
It took me three hours to fall asleep Monday night, cause all I could think of was getting goats.
Last night I took Nyquil and slept nine hard hours. I'm still sleepy.
Maude and Claude are here more than not now.
See my guineas?
Neither do I.
Yesterday morning I woke to an empty cage.
NO sign of them other than three dime sized drops of blood.
I really have no words here.
At first I just gave up and thought that it was just not to be.
Then I hitched up the buggy and went to the feed store and promptly bought four more.
I shall not be denied.
I will have guineas.
I will ding dang it!
I really am just about ready for the walk. Just the staging is left, and I'll do that Friday morning. I'll sweep around once more to make sure I haven't missed any weeds.
I'm trying very hard not to be worried, or stressed, but to enjoy this whole thing.
The yard really does look pretty.
I nit pick it half to death.
This morning, as I was out there - I was singing that old hymn - 'I go to the garden alone - while the dew is still on the roses....'
Know that one?
When I got to the line that said 'and He walks with me and He talks with me and He tells me....
GET OVER IT'.
That's what came out of my mouth.
Get over it.
I just laughed and laughed.
I really do need to 'get over it' and enjoy the next four days.
I was out trimming and raking the path today in the 95 degree heat at 2pm.
A friend came by and told me I was crazy.
She said it looked fine-that it was rustic.
I dropped the rake and came on in.
If you are interested in attending the Lowell Garden Walk, you can check out their website for more information.
It's this Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 5
If you come on by, make sure to introduce yourself!