Thursday, May 28, 2009

Being a Woman and the Continuing Battle

My friend Kendra and I went to visit our friend Trisha on Tuesday. She has just purchased and moved into a home in Miami (pronounced my-AM-uh), OK. So we went to see her new house. Her new bedroom suite arrived literally minutes before we did, so we got to see the pretty new furniture. It's a two story house, with two bedrooms upstairs, including hers. The staircase hits the ceiling area in an odd sort of way, so she had to order a split box spring for her queen bed, and it was up there, but the mattress was still downstairs. We offered to bring it up for her (she is 8 months pregnant) but she told us her father AND the furniture guys said it was way too difficult - it would have to be tied in half with a heavy rope, etc.

Just the words Kendra and I needed to hear...

And now she is sleeping peacefully ("sleeping peacefully" and "8 months pregnant" don't REALLY work well together, I realize), and I continue my battle on the home front.

I went to use my grill the other day, and there was all this long old grass in it. The cover has been lost (blown off, taken off and forgotten to be put on by my "tenants?) Whatever the reason, no cover and all this long grass. I figured it was from mowing, although that didn't make sense. So I cleaned it out and grilled.

The next evening I saw a crow-ish type bird fly to my grill and land on the grass beHIND it... this made the old wheels start whirring, and I went out to look and his is what I found:

SERIOUSLY, the darn bird thinks I am going to LET it build a nest in my grill?! Going to Wal Mart today to buy a new, HEAVY cover. And maybe some ROPE to tie it on...

I do NOT live in the country. I live in TOWN. And one of the baby rabbits is dead. I did not kill it. I just saw it, but I will spare you a photo. And my really smart and clever friend, Kelli Portman gave me six tomato plants

and some black eyed Susan plants, last night.

I was so inspired that I dug a special place just for them.

And I have had this "weed-guard" sitting on the side of my house since I moved in (FOUR years ago this July... can hardly believe it)

This is my "green-house" where I have planted Tarragon, Thyme and Rosemary. I will transplant them into a bed as soon as they grow a bit.

And my Vinkas. I had Hydrangea plants here... two died and the third seems to be following the same path. This is sad. I see flourishing Hydrangeas everywhere around me. Mocking me. I wonder if it was a bad place for them. Maybe too much sun.

And my friend Maggie told me that if I would let my Zinnias go to seed, they would re-seed themselves in the Spring. Sure enough.

And in really great places, too. The rocks.

The sidewalk.

Once they get a bit bigger, I will transplant them. So, all in all, very exciting growth! (Yes, I am a Gardening Geek - and proud OF it!)


  1. I laughed all the way through this post. Especially you and the bird!!!!

  2. Hey we got a new grill for that rocking party we just had after you left! ;-) I didn't get a grill cover because our old grill cover should work, only it flew into the pool about 2 months ago and we can't even see it right now... STILL!

    (Where is the guy who promised to drop off his pump????)

    That's one sharp shovel ya got there. I'm glad you are enjoying your yard. Next year I will be doing that too, hopefully

  3. I can NOT believe you all pushed that bed up the stairs! You made me laugh and I love that you all stopped to take a picture:-)