Sunday, March 3, 2013

Planning the Gardens...

Nothing like this picture YET...but a girls dream's gotta start somewhere. lol

  This afternoon, just past lunch, we sat down together at the dining room table and went through garden seeds to see what we needed for planting. I got out the garden journal, the Irishman got out the pen and paper, I brought the plastic shoebox container with the seeds from last year out and we went at it.  It took us about an hour, but we finished it. 

  We really are not going to have to buy much this year. I saved some seed (not nearly as much as I could have/should have), I had too much from some things last year (one place we buy seeds from locally sells them in scoops: A, B,C scoops--hard to gauge how much you need and how much you're gonna have leftover. lol).  And luckily, I had  extra packets of the 2 lettuces that did so well for us last year, so I'll not be having to order those, because they're heirlooms and not available around here. 

  The only thing I'm going to order probably is seed potatoes.  Because we really want organic and have a hard time frinding them, and we also want to plant some more Ruby Crescent fingerlings this year. I will buy a few plants from the Framers Market probably, but I'm going to grow my own seedlings mostly.

  I've got the garden fever !!!  And then I saw on the local news trailer that we have an accumulation of snow coming this week. Dang. Oh well. A girl can still dream, can't she ?


  I had a very productive Sunday...woke up feeling a need to clean. Woo Hoo !!  I did 4 loads of laundry (one was bathroom rugs and shower curtains). I vacuumed the house and mopped the wood floors. I did some re-arranging and put another lamp in the living room to light up the other end of the couch so we can both read at the same time. I dusted and cleaned out my antique "book through" and moved some of those books around. I dusted end tables and the dining room table got a cleaning too. I pulled the stove away from the wall and cleaned the floor and wall behind it, and cleaned the sides of it too. It was yucky, but it's been worse. lol  The master bathroom got cleaned (the Irishman did the big shower stall--I can't get on my knees to do that), the sink scoured, toilets cleaned, floors vacuumed and mopped, rugs and shower curtain taken down and washed. Tomorrow I will clean the mirrors and finish the counters.

  Supper was chicken fajitas and quacamole and chips. I still have one nice avocado left to finish ripening in the kitchen window sill that will probably find its way into a salad this week. ---(Bloody hell. I just realized I left the bowl of guacamole in the microwave and didn't put it away when I did the dishes.) We have to hide bowls of things like that during meals because we have cats that adore anything we eat. lol   I better go take care of that before I forget again.

  There.  sheesh...

   I have really been noticing lately the way the dynamics in this house have changed among the animals since we've lost Roxie and Jinga in such close proximity. Our little dog Caylee has suddenly taken to sitting on the couch with us every chance she gets, something she has never done before.  And the cat Junko has taken to laying on the furnace vents on the floor, something she has never done.  Roxie and Jinga did both those things. And every morning now, when I come out of the bedroom, Caylee is laying on the floor right in front of the door.  And today when I was cleaning, I found little Roxie's small pink leash and it set me sobbing  in the blink of an eye.  It's funny, but it feels like half the animals are gone with the loss of those two...a big hole.  A really big hole.

  Okay, I probably need to get myself to bed. Have to figure out what to do about my car tomorrow and get to PT by 2 :30. The boy is off tomorrow (he worked all weekend)  and said he will take me where I need to go.  I get my 2nd Hyalgan injection into the knee tomorrow and am really hoping it goes a little better than the first one. But I am feeling much better, the knee feels stronger and I have about half the pain I was having. That may be the PT as much as the injections. Who cares? All I know is that I feel hopeful I may not be crippled anymore.  I'll take it.

  Hope you all had a peaceful weekend. Mine was good indeed.  Take care my friends...take care.



Cloudia said...

So glad. Hope the upward continues.

DJan said...

It sounds like things are going in the right direction, Annie. I also still mourn Roxie the Doxie. Although I never met her in person, she was so alive to me through your blog. Sending you hugs and I look forward to your garden! :-)

Mama Pea said...

I want to know what you ate for breakfast yesterday morning! What a whirlwind day of getting things done . . . and all this with a bum knee and feeling pain. You put me to shame, Girl! I will now go attack my housework with (a bit of self chastising and) vim and vigor!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love love love cleaning days like that - the satisfaction of a shiny sparkling house - the joy of a cup of hot tea and a cookie while enjoying the clean - or iced tea and a cookie in the spring and summer - always a cookie though.

Your garden sounds grand - we don't do vegetable gardens here anymore - we do eat from our daughter's gardens.

Ashling said...

Garden dreams: 'tis that time of year. We too spent time inventorying (and ordering) seeds, and I'm itching to get some greens planted!

When animals die, they leave such a hole in our lives. May the good memories soften the sadness...

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