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Morning Ladies and Gents. Not so happy with the new job. Its not what I expected. Well I wasn't expecting anything. I just don't like the knowledge I am learning. And I dread the hours. I don't think I would mind as much if I was home earlier. I am still looking, but at this point I am just happy to have a job.
Chickens!! Anybody want chickens? LOL So I am trying the free range thing. If I leave them in the pen, I notice the 2 white ones seem to fight with themselves and the others. I'm pretty sure the one is a rooster, and its almost the size of a turkey. I bought ones that were sexed. They were all supposed to be females. So the decision to make them free range happened when the cat and dogs started with ticks. AH they love it, I was OK with them in a few flower beds. I can deal with this. Then they found the back porch. Poop everywhere. They started snipping my plants veggies (in containers) and now my flowers. I have raised them, but they even ripped apart a hens and chick, in one of those tall terra cotta with holes in the sides. ahhh I am so unhappy. But the poop, its everywhere, and to get some of it off I have to drag out the hose. Plus the dogs are stepping in it as well as myself. We have attracted hawks. They float over my yard. The cat is panicing coming across the yard. He runs and zig zags. Poor guy. My coop is getting to small with these white ones growing like turkeys. Maybe I got turkeys. No they look like chickens, just must have been fed some hormone growth thinger ma bob. It seemed fun. I was all excited, raising my own eggs. At this point my advise is stop at a farm and pay the extra for a few brown eggs. UGH!!!
My veggie garden is doing well this year. Why those chickens haven't made it in there, the fence is low. They did go in once after I tilled. I left the gate door open. I thought I was doomed, but they don't or haven' t figured out how to fly over the short little fence. Oh bite my tongue!
Its almost the middle of May. I have only gotten potatoes and onions in my garden. I planted some containers of herbs lettuce, carrots and some flowers. All is coming nicely.
dbjc364 I wish I had taken your advice and taken a few tests or classes. But to tell you all I choose to take a pay cut and took a position in a medical billing company. I start June 4th. At least at this position I will have benefits. I would have lost my job totally in September. Going part time in June. I could have collected. But I took this position in hopes of finding something better down the road. Jobs are not easy to come by. Especially ones with benefits. I am trying my best here. Things were getting very aggravating. So I am sort of glad I will be moving on.
I spent 20 minutes the other night chasing a chicken. I am so glad no one video taped it. Though I might of won $10,000. LOL At one point i saw myself doing the CHICKEN walk to sneak around the coop to chase the little critter. Next time I plan on taking a fish net. I am NOT chasing them any more. Mitzy I did more than TALK to it. I yelled at it. tried to corner it. You would have dies laughing.
I haven't done much work on my wall. I tore it apart and occasionally I put more rocks on the pile. Its slowly coming. I will need more and more rock. But it is the last one I hope to ever do. One rock at a time. LOL
I had some old flower seeds, unfortunately they are not coming up. Less to water I guess.
Well its Friday. I got the news that my job is part time in June, and over in September. A new path again. I guess thats the way life goes. Another choice I have to make. I'm looking for a job, but also contemplating school. I feel I am to old to make these choices. But no better choice. Unless I hit the lottery!! Which I have to play to win. LOL Sometimes wonder why I choose the paths I have so far?
On to other things, I planted a few flowers. Some seeds. We had extremely cold temps and the geranium I planted froze. Just the top layer of leaves rest looks nice. I moved it close to the house tonight. The weather says freezing the next 3 mornings. I transplanted a butterfly bush. I hope it takes. It rooted itself, form another plant I have, Its about 4 ft high. Something to smile about!!
I proudly helped a friend last night and wrote her resume. I am proud of it. I hope it works for her. So far mine hasn't worked for me. I think I am looking in all the wrong places.
The chickens keep me laughing. They are so many different sizes. Only 6 but to funny. I have a few that will eat out of my hand. They peck my feet when I go inside the fence. And I hear myself talking to them. Come on girls, don't peck the feet that feed you. Am I crazy or what? LOL
Anyone on here watch TOTAL BLACK OUT? Way to funny! All I do is laugh. I don't think I would laugh if it was me. But these people are funny.
Well all, laughing keeps you young at heart. So smile, laugh and enjoy. I plan on trying. haha *-^-*
Wisteria, looks a bit dead. I planted by a wooden fence, the post kind. It dried up. I am hoping the root system didn't die, but the top greens didn't make it. I am a bit upset. I'm hoping to replace it. Anyone have any shoots? I have some trumpet vine if anyone is interested. They pop up everywhere and I noticed a few new shoots I'll just be ripping them out. Yours for the asking.
I planted geraniums, pansies, million bells for the porch. 2 of the African violet leaves I am trying to root sprouted. I got those planted today. My herbs, lettuce, carrots, spinach and potatoes are growing. Ya me!
I tore apart my last wall, only 1/2 of it. And started rebuilding. Its coming. But yesterday I sat there and could NOT get a piece to fit. It was so frustrating. Today I didn't even look at it. Maybe tomorrow.
This is the first year I went above and bought vegetable seeds from a catalog. I knew better, they never grow for me. And sure enough I had the same problem. They start to grow and then just don't make it. I should have just bought the plants from the green house up the road. Home Depot has them 1/2 price to. Going there tomorrow.
Cleaned out the chicken coup today. I only have 6 but want more. LOL. Not sure I have enough room for more, But these little ladies keep me laughing.
Hi Everyone, It has been a while since i visited here. Life has been kind of crazy. One step at a time I say. Best part was I was having more good days than bad. But that changed. For a few weeks. I'm still hanging in there, hoping for a positive out come. Until that happens I am learning to do most things by myself. Reading manuals, and asking people.
This weekend i tried to get both my tillers working. Well I have no idea how to fix a motor. I know parts, what I can try, but not enough to get it to work. Well a friend gave me a suggestion, and I am really excited to try. Worst part both tillers are at the far end of the shed, and to get them BACK out requires moving quite a few things. And of course its raining, and will be most of this week. No sense in trying, it will only be mud.
I took my bike out this weekend. Only thing missing was music on that beautiful day. Weather was perfect. Stopped and saw a few friends. Caught up with my parents and they rode with me for 1/2 the ride. No music but lots of time to think. Sunday I took my grand daughter roller skating. She did so well for a 4 year old. Wanted to take her on the bike, but she is way to young. We will have so much fun. Hopefully my parents wil be riding still by the time she is old enough. They will be thrilled and she will love the places we go.
I see alot of the perrinials coming back. Figure the weeds will be there too. More things to keep me busy. Dad planted seeds already. What???? I have no clue. I gave him tomatoe seeds. It will be interesting. A freind usually gives me plants. I really never buy any. Never know what I will get. Not putting up anything this year. Don't know if I will be here this fall. Why do all the work for someone else?
I let the coal stove burn out, it was way to hot in here. Now we are back to 40 degree temps and I had to turn up the heat. Ugh! As soon as the weather gets warmer, I have wood to varnish, for the ceiling of that porch. Lucky me. At least the neighbor is a carpanter. I'm hoping he can get me started. I never did that type of work. Its harder than crafts. I think. LOL
Have a great week. Hope to meet you all here again soon.
Hi All, It has been a while since I posted a blog. And was thinking I should drop in to say hello. Lots has been happening, I am trying hard to keep busy. So far its working. I've had some vehicle issues. Good thing I have a handy son. He has been working hard for me. In return I am not giving him a hard time. His newest project is rebuilding a Jeep for the woods, besides other projects he has going on. And the fact that his 4 year old daughter is here every weekend, Grammy doesn't get much of a break. (=
I played nanny for a weekend, I shared 7 kids with their uncle. Ages 3 - 13. We went to the Please Touch Museum, Camden Aquarium and the Franklin Institute, where we were in the Planatarium, IMAX, (where the show was under the sea) and the Heart. It was a family weekend in Philadelphia, and more than fun. The Uncle has teaching skills, so he had our driver stop at the Whispering Wall, and he explained that, as well as most areas we were at. It was interesting, tiring and very fun. Very glad I attended.
We had mud yesterday, so much rain. Presently its right above freezing, hope for no ice areas. I'm not even thinking about yard work. Have a good day everyone.
Well I am in Upper New York near the Canadian border. Heard it was 17 below this morning. Its 3 degrees out there now. I'm here with the people I work for. Their oldest son is getting married tomorrow. It was a 5 hour ride 21 of us and we came in 4 vehicles. We arrived at the church early this evening, only for me to have a bad moment and have to leave. Thankfully I was given a car and came back to the hotel. I hope I make it thru the wedding tomorrow night. I knew I should have stayed home. This wasn't a good thing at this time. I do have plans tomorrow to shop. I am fortunate enough to be given a car to try and find a mall in this area. I heard it is like 20-30 minutes from here. Walmart is only 5 minutes down the road. And a Tractor Supply. LOL
Well life as been hectic for me. Alot of drama, but at least I have a few friends that help get me thru it. My grand daughter will be 4 this tuesday. My son gets her every weekend. It is my turn this weekend (since he lives with me and wants to have a little fun himself) A friend and her daughter took us to see the Christmas lights. There is a yearly display thats like 12 blocks long, shops in the area sponsor it and its slow moving traffic, but kids love to look. Santa is there sponsored by Weis potatoe chips and Santa gives away small bags of chips. Great snack as we ride along. There are alot of large victorian homes and some are decorated so pretty. It is a great time. Especially for the kids. When I was small it was more animation and on both sides of the boulavard. But its still fun and kids love it.
Tonight after we finish decorating the christmas tree we are going to an outdoor live Nativity. 4 of the children, for the people I work for are in the play. 3 are angels and one (11 year old) is the girl that dies and God brings her back to life. (at least thats what she told me and she is excited) The play varies every year slightly but not far from the real story. They have to do something to get hte crowd to come back again. They have live camels, and other animals. The costumes and props are so authentic. This play is put on every year, and the public response is enormous. It is a free performance, you sit on bleachers and freeze unless you remember blankets. Which I never forget. Grand D will be wearing her snowsuit. The church has a huge screen for those that cant participate out doors. There are 5 shows, and heard last year there were more than 5000 at one, and they had to turn people away there was no more standing or sitting room.
We still have a ground covering of snow. Last week we made snow angels. It was too powdery to make a snowman. I went and bought Cady a new sled, but by the time we got home there wasn't really much snow to sleigh ride. What we do have is frozen. The temps have been below freezing all week.
Well ya'll I have to feed Cady breakfast, get some cleaning done, work on that tree, shower, you get the picture. Keep warm and have a great day.
It has been another long month. So much drama, so little free time. I went back to using my day runner, and it has help extremely. I have plans for most days and now i can open time for friends. Instead of saying I dont know, I look and pencil people in. Seems to be working. Though I still have to deal with the drama to get through it, I guess thats what I have to do. It is what it is! Work it out and work it through.
I am not doing much Christmas shopping this year, and have actually got a pretty good grasp on things. Pretty proud of myself too. Daughters Birthday is the day before Christmas, and if she can't decide on a gift she gets money. I'm not going to stress out.
Presently I am at work. Got more than enuogh done for the day. And ready to move on to my next drama appointment. LOL Someday this will fall together. Until then I know I have to be strong, hold my head high, and trust in God. I put this all in his hands along time ago. I do feel good. Have a great Monday everyone.!
It turned into a beautiful day. I only wish I was able to spend time outside instead of at work. The rest of the week has 10 degree or more lower temps and that just is the start of a cold winter about to happen. I am not thinking very positive today. Things could get worse but I wish they hadn't gotten this far. I am very thankful for great friends that are always there for me. You really don't know how much this means to me. I am on a path that I never dreamed I would be on. Sometimes the light gets very dim and the road is rocky. During this time my friends, not my family, the ones I thought I could count on, have been here encouraging me along. I ask all of my garden pals to pray that I get to keep my gardens and not loose them due to this path I've choosen. I don't know if I could rebuild else where, I know I could never take all these plants with me. Well dad does have a backhoe and I could scoop them all out. Good idea. Something positive. One good thought for the day. Hoping hte restof the week is better than today is.
It was such a rainy day the creeks were overflowing and the water on the roads had me hydroplaining. I have pretty good tires too. Had to take my time. Culverts were blocked with dead leaves so that was a real problem with flooding in some areas. I have my granddaughter this weekend. We shopped most of the day. Mostly window shopping but we did find a few things. Tomorrow we go to Philly to pick her father up at the airport. 2-1/2 hours in the car with a 3 year old. I'm hoping she sleeps most of the way. She talks way to much. She even said "Gram I talk to much don't I?" People around us would laugh.
I am looking for the perfect lenght dress and I'm having a hard time finding it. Nothing fits like I want. If its nice on top its too long. If its the perfect length the top isn't something I would wear in public. Most of these dresses you can't hem. Unless someone has a surguer kind of sewing machine. Now thats got me thinking. I know someone. But my luck I would ruin the dress for some reason or other. I'll just have to keep looking.
Hello all. It is cold here. No clue what the outside temps are. But in my house its only 62. I had to turn the heat on. Yeah you all can laugh at me. I have been waking every morning to freezing coldness. I have to add an extra blanket. Maybe 2 by the time snow flies. Guess it would help if I kept my socks on, just could never sleep with anything on my feet. I worked on 3 more flower beds yesterday. Trimmed some bushes and weeded. I have a little bit more to do yet. I have no doubt it will eventually get done. If not it will be there next year. I have decided not to kill myself anymore. I"m even thnking how to make this one bed easier and to do that I may have to move a bush and rip out a tree, bu it its less to weed than I have to do it. Tree is ready to die. I trimmed it back to much last year and its not doing well. Thankfully we have a backhoe to do the digging. The trees here are at their peak. This is my favorite time of year. I love the colors.
Well all keep warm. I'm wondering how we are going to keep that happening this winter. Like I told my son. 2 pair of socks and add another hoodie. Happy Fall.
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