Thursday, June 25, 2009

Working up a sweat LOL




Cleaned out a little of the garage, garbage day tomorrow and tossed a few things out. Debating if I should throw out my father's wheel barrel but decided to keep it and plant flowers in it. It's really, really shabby but I have good memories of it. Planted a Daisy. I don't know why because they never last until next year.


Pictures are of my Clematas and the South Garden at Dusk.


Had a good day, met Jenny for shopping and lunch. Very nice.
I'll need to do a lot more in the garage but it's been so hot.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Library Story Time


This week that big yellow dog was there, I forgot it's name but it's part of a story book. Hali cried at first but then went up to him on her own and gave him a big hug. I was surprised and don't know what caused her to change her mind.
We were going to go to the Bullfrogs game yesterday but it was 95 degrees...much to hot to sit and watch a baseball game for the kids and for this granny. Didn't go swimming either as the pools are in the sun and the kids get heat stroke easily like Jenny used to. Instead I got out some spray bottles and filled them with water and between cleaning the windows and spraying the plants, they sprayed each other and had a laughing good time.
When it's this hot, it's just as bad as the middle of winter in a blizzard. Can't to much with either situation.
Went to the eye doc today and ordered a new pair of glasses. My eyes will show more so I got some makeup...never wore makeup in my life so I suppose it's time to give it a try. Easy peazy beautiful Cover Girl...I see it advertised on Ellens show. Says doesn't matter how you are on the inside just so you're beautiful on the outside...or something silly like that. I also want to get red, white and blue streaks in my hair but don't know if I'll follow through on that. Trying to lose some weight and figure I need to look a little funky too.
I have so many flowers blooming in my full sun south garden, it's really a pleasure to see them all. I also have a veggie garden there that's doing well. Ha ha rabbits you didn't discourage me from planting more things.
I think I'll twitter that I'm about to take a nap...my twitter name is Janice605 in case you want to follow...what's your twitter name?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fun in the sun

video
Probably going to go private as no visits anymore and it's mostly notes to me and my pictures anyway.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Flag Day

Although I didn't get a chance to fly the flag today because of the storms, I remembered that I love my country and I am grateful to all who have done anything to protect her.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fireflies

Many things often take me back
To the scenes of my childhood days.
A sudden thought, or an old movie script,
Words from a spoken phrase…or fireflies.

A Little League game,
running boards on cars,
The smell of tar as it hits my nose,
Wild violets, red rover, or "8-9-10, here I come!
"Hot, dusty dirt between my toes…and fireflies.

Cotton candy will do it,
or pink bubble gum,
Or dandelions thick in my grass,
Cheerleading contests,
or the bounce of a ball,
But nothing transports me as fast…as fireflies.

The flick-flick signal like a flashlight
Of the lightning bug's mating call.
The flutter of my heart again
the mason jar
And the chase is on,
as I recall…the fireflies.

By Suzanne Bailer


There is a certain sadness that comes to me in summer.