Thursday, April 14, 2016


So we're painting our house. Well, we hope to paint it some time in the near future. We are still working on power washing.

Last Saturday started beautifully. I put my little seed starts out to soak up some warm sunshine. Then proceded to finish some chores and begin the big task of the day. More power washing. We worked all afternoon. By supper time we were so close to finishing the east side that we just kept going. Then we picked up some take-and-bake pizza for a late supper and a movie in front of which to collapse.

Just before bed, I remembered my seed starts. I went out to bring them in. They weren't where I had left them. The wind had picked up and I had been too tired to notice. Empty paper cups were scattered on the lawn and my little tray was no where to be found.

Arrgh! But what is two weeks . . . to a gardener . . . in spring?!

Then yesterday, I was finally getting seeds to soak for a second go around. I couldn't find my new seeds anywhere. I *just* had them two weeks ago. Never did find them. My guess is that I put them back into the mailing envelope to keep them from getting lost, then in a fit of tidying up, I put the mailing envelope in the recycling . . . last week . . . the trash has since been picked up.

Arrgh! But what is two weeks . . . to a gardener . . .  in spring?!

I refuse to let this get me down! It is a beautiful day. I have other seeds that I have finally gotten in soil cups today. I have put carrot seed in the garden. I will get my lost seed re-ordered today if it kills me. And the chemist has her first real adult-type job interview today!!

And once I finish my lunch, I'm off to power wash.

Peace out and remember:
Kindness Matters!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Making Me Smile Today . . .

My irises.
 I love my flowers.

And now I've got strawberry flowers.

A parsley plant managed to make it through the winter.
And this oregano!

This year I put out onion sets instead of trying to get them to grow from seed. Wow! Fantastic.
I've also got one potato plant peeking up. I do so hope the rest emerge. I really liked my harvest last year and am looking forward to even more potatoes this year. I keep telling myself to be patient. :-D
 I've got seeds soaking and little cups ready to go. The eggshells I used last year were just too small. These little paper cups are a littler bigger, yet fit more compactly, optimizing my grow light space.

I've now managed to power wash three sides of the house in preparation for painting. I do love painting, but the prep work, while so necessary, is so not fun. *sigh* Gotta keep on keepin' on.

Peace out, enjoy this spring, and remember -
Kindness Matters.

Friday, April 1, 2016

A New Handle

Check this out.
  It may be the wrong color, but it FUNCTIONS!!
And I did it myself. I can't believe it took me 8 months of having to roll down the window to be able to open my door before I finally looked on the internet for how to fix it. An $18 part and 5 minutes is all it took. I took out and replaced 3 screws and inserted one tab A into slot B. That's it.
 I guess knowing I'd be driving this one a little longer than I had anticipated gave me the push I needed.

I Love the Internet!!

Peace out and remember.
Kindness Matters.
 And door handles matter.