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Every other Wednesday they pick up our yard waste, so I had to get the bin filled. I finally pulled up the zinnias and removed most of the morning glory vines. Also pruned the roses outside the picture window. To top it off, I grabbed some of the daylilies' dead leaves.
I'm trying something different this year and took some cuttings from the geraniums. I'll grow them indoors this winter and take a bunch of cuttings off them to plant in the yard next spring.
Paul bought a larger folding canopy for our deck. So we took down the 10' square one, and put up the 12' square one. It will keep the rain off the deck chairs better. Next we'll hang the two strings of dragonfly lights inside the canopy, so the smokers have a nice place to hang out.
Now I'll have to encourage him to put up the Christmas lights on a non-rainy day soon.
Starting Dec 8, I'll be a Progammer Analyst 2 for Lane County Area Information Records System (AIRS). I am so excited. That means I'll be able to hire someone to do the stone work in our front yard. Life is good.
What's up with my maple and my roses?
>The maple leaves shown in the picture above were still green when the other leaves fell off. Now they are turning red. I'm not complaining, I just don't understand.
My roses budded, but never bloomed. I guess it was the shot of nice weather that we had a bit ago that caused the buds and now the cold that kept them from blooming. I'm wondering if I should leave the buds on or not. They may just turn into moldy blobs, therefore I think I should prune them. On the other hand, they may turn into nice rose hips, and so i think I shouldn't prune them. I am in a bit of a quandary. What do you think.
On Monday I had an interview for a job with Lane County (Eugene, OR). Two women interviewed me and it went very well. My potential boss, Dara, called me today to say that I am their #1 candidate, and before she took the time to do my background check and check my references, they wanted to be sure I was interested in a Quality Assurance position even though I was a programmer. I assured her that I was excited about the job. When I told my peeps what happened, my daughter squealed, bounced, and hugged me. Then my husband hugged me, and with a great big grin Deanna squealed and hugged me again.
Today I took my MIL, Marjorie (I call her Mom), to her first Senior Lunch since her husband died in 2005. I've been asking her to go ever since I found out about Senior activities at the local recreation center a couple of years ago. I guess she finally got bored enough to step outside her comfort zone, or maybe her two week stay at an assisted living place while we were on vacation showed her what she was missing. In any case, I'm glad she decided to go. I think I had even more fun than she did, truth be told. And she wants to go again next week.
So things are really looking up for our family.
Thanks to everyone who sent me prayers and good thoughts!!!
Have you ever noticed how much bluer the sky looks in autumn? Thursday we had a cloudless day in Eugene, OR, and I was out in the yard puttering around. I kept looking at the sky, wondering why it looked so very azure. It might be the azimuth of the sun's path this time of year, or the contrast of the gold, orange, and rust colored trees against it. Whatever it is, it takes my breath away.
There are so many things are re-blooming in my garden that they must think it's spring. I'm especially amazed at my Lily of the Nile and my Adam's Needle. I'd show you pictures, but I've misplaced my camera.
As many of you know, I've been looking for work since May. Well, I have an interview on Monday about a programmer analyst job with the county. I'm so excited because this would be an employer who is not as likely to lay off people during the current economy. Keeping my fingers crossed.
In my last blog, I mentioned Mr. Bones who joins us every year to help us celebrate Halloween. I neglected to include any pictures of him, so here he is.
Halloween was fun! It marks the beginning of the holiday season for me. The children loved our decorations, especially our Mr. Bones. He's motion activated and says three amusing phrases. Today, I snapped off some pictures before I started replacing the Halloween stuff with Thanksgiving stuff.
Here's how the view form my chair looked today.