Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dear August....You suck

Its been so dry for so long that most of the corn has been harvested in my area.  My garden is a mess and I really need to raze it and plant some fall crops.  I've been working OT so not much else has been done. That and when I do have a little time I just find Im tired :(  I have set time out tomorrow to get craft stuff made after work.

This month has sucked with the heat, not just in the garden but in my pocket book.  I've also managed to kill 2 pairs of jeans. I've hit the thrift store hoping to find jeans but to no avail. So I'll wait. Actually a girl I work with is going through her closets again so I may get another pair if Im lucky.

With William working more it means that Helen and I are left to our own devices for making dinner.  So far we are doing pretty well.  With the heat finally letting up I am looking forward to cooking...and to baking.  I'm going to make and can a batch of alfredo sauce again. I just need to go get the stuff for it.  I am actually thinking about opening up my house to friends and offer to do a canning party for sauce.  Im just not sure if they'd be interested. Well I know Brenna probably would. I have put in an attempt to build some community. I posted on my facebook asking if people in my area would be interested. We'll see how it goes.

My mom has asked what I would like for Christmas/Yule.  So far I've thought maybe a food sealer. But now Im seriously considering asking for gift certificates to Menards, Lowes, or maybe some nurseries. I would like to build some raised beds with concrete blocks instead of wood and I need to get some fencing for the back yard.  I'd like to get some blueberry or blackberry bushes and (though I lost the website) was eyeballing a dwarf fruit tree collection that supposedly would work well in a 10 x 20 spot.  I think it was called a postage stamp orchard. I think I would like some more stock pots now that I'm thinking about it.  Writing always makes my brain take off.

Oh and Im thinking it's that time of year that people are saving seeds and (possibly) already planning what they want for next/spring summer.  I am contemplating do a blogger seed swap.  Suggestions are more than welcome.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Got a nice thunderstorm that came and drenched the area. Rain barrels are filling up, ground got a great soaking.  We are getting a break from the 115 degree heat index. I've been working a bit and in spare time between calls at work ( i work in a call center) I have been trying to work on a budget.  I get to update it now cuz.......William has a job!!!!!!! We are all pretty happy. I'm still going to pick up overtime as its offered and put extra on bills.  But what relief!!

Tonight is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower. Last website I saw said it should be grand with the best times being from midnight to 4am.  I took a nap this evening with the belief that the storm system will clear out in time to do some stargazing. I thoroughly encourage you to do this also!!

PS Phelan I have not forgotten ;) No one has been able to catch the elusive dancing Stephie on film in time

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Still here, lots of work and moving of several friends has kept me off the computer for any good stretch of time. But tomorrow I hope to have a relevant post fleshed out for you guys.