Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Somebody, please make it STOP!!!

(this post is for Catherine--I'm venting because you can't right now. Hope you're feeling better soon!)

So apparently Mercury is in retrograde until March 8. I don't know what that means, but all I know is something needs to stop, NOW. This last week or so has just been hellacious, and I mean in a totally emotional sort of way. I'm crying at the most inopportune moments, I'm tired and want to stay in bed all day, nothing piques my interest, except that I want to spend every dime I have on SOMETHING, ANYTHING (this is a sure sign I've got a problem--I am a habitual shopper when I'm not happy), and my apartment suddenly looks like a freakin' greenhouse.

Does anybody else just wish that it would STOP, just for a little while, so we could all catch our breath and chant a couple of mantras or something? I mean, really, what's the point if we spend every second of the day chasing our damn tails like some freaky cat hopped up on speed?

The warmer temps don't help, either. It makes me just want to go back to the farm and figure out a way to live in a hole for the rest of my days, just me and nature--and snakes, okay, maybe not the snakes, but you know what I mean.

So then I read today that Mercury's in retrograde, and I don't know what that means except it feels like the entire world's just so messed up that nothing will ever be right again and, and, and . . . .

Okay, you can fill in the blank--I got nothin'.

Happy freakin' Mercury's in retrograde to you, too.


Monday, February 26, 2007

Everybody head over to Champagne and Chocolates

(here) and give Catherine and her family your best vibes and wishes--she's really in need of those right now.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Saturday Sky - a little bit like Spring

Saturday, February 24, around 1130 CST:

I'll be back later with more . . . .


Friday, February 16, 2007

Frigid Friday and me

So my heat decides to go south the morning it's 8 degrees--yay me. At least the emergency heat is working--some. It was almost 60 degrees in my apartment at 530 this morning.

I've called maintenance--we'll see how long it takes them to get here. At least I get good morning sun in the front of my apartment. It's helping quite a bit.

Maggie and I are all bundled up. Even though it's 70 degrees inside right now, the temp isn't staying constant. Thank goodness it's supposed to warm up the next few days--I'm tired of the cold.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Welcome to the new Blogger . . .

at least most everything transferred over without any issues. I can see I need to do a little tweaking on the right, but other than that, I'm happy it's done.

This will be brief this morning because I have a bit of a headache, but Sue wanted to see the flowerpots I've been working on, so here they are:

I think they turned out pretty darned cute, if I do say so myself. I have a couple more to do, maybe this afternoon if I get around to it.

If you remember the "big opportunity" that I spoke about earlier--I had to turn it down. I've been bummed ever since. It's depressing knowing that you're making good money and still can't afford the simplest things. Oh, well . . . .

My attention lately has been turned to the influx of gardening catalogs that have been filling up my mailbox. I think this is a good thing, because I have to admit that I'm tired of winter. I've been thinking about what I want in my "garden" this summer, and I've ordered more tomato seeds, some lettuce blends, and some flowers that I want to try. Did you know that there are "dwarf" varieties of sunflowers now? I've ordered a couple of different varieties to try this year. The birds will like that, for sure--they've been gobbling down the birdseed as fast as I can put it out. I do know that if this summer is as hot as it was last year, I won't be doing as much as before. The plants just can't take the heat and the high UV.

However, in my attempt to "save money" (code for "spend a lot to save a little"), I've invested in a small growlight. My friends at work now think I'm growing something other than tomato plants! (Hee!) That was my biggest problem last year--not having enough light close enough to grow strong seedings that weren't spindly. The light I bought is just big enough for one flat of seedings, and I think I'm going to fill it up, and whatever I don't use I can give away to a couple of friends at work who also like to garden. Once the seedlings are done, I hope to use it for my orchids and african violets.

It's rather dark and dreary today, and I'm really happy about that. I've been up long enough to get my laundry done, and as soon as I can get it put away, I'm going to sit down and spin for a while. It's been too long, and I miss it. I just can't seem to get the energy to sit down and do it.

I missed Saturday Sky again yesterday, and I don't have a photo, but I do have this:

Maggie enjoying her "Saturday Sky."

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