Friday, May 22, 2009

Still alive

Wow, I sure have been gone from Bloggersville for several weeks now. There are several reasons for my missing in action. The biggest would be I have really been working in my yard and veggie garden every chance I get. Next, I have been helping out at Mom and Dads as my brother had to have a defibrillator put in his heart. And then of course its the end of the school year and that's always a busy time too. And I took some time off this week to help with brother and now I have some kind of virus or flu and feel pretty crummy. I went to the doctor yesterday and they tested me for the flu and said I didn't have that so it must be a virus. I just ache all over and very nauseated and feel bad in general. I seriously don't have time to be sick but at least I am off work any ways. I am going to try to take advantage of this and do some artsy stuff while I feel like it. I also found out my blood pressure was really high again so I am back on the blood pressure meds again. But enough blabbering,,,I will post some pics now.
First some pictures of the house and garden. I really don't have a lot of really good pics of the garden but I did snap some yesterday. I will work on getting some better ones.

We had about 3 weeks of almost non stop rain and when it did slow down some and the sun would pop out it made a tremendous amount of grass pop up in the garden. So for Mother's Day I asked for and received a mini rototiller. My sweet DH spent most of Mother's Day tilling the garden for me to try to get out all the grass.
The yard behind him is not our yard, the neighbors next to us are not very tidy and don't have their yard mowed very often and its a ugly nuisance. I did try my hand at using the little tiller too.
We also have a lot of children in our neighborhood and they like to come over and hang out with us and they are always wanting to help us. Dan put them to work picking up some rocks out of the garden.
If I start to feeling a little better I will take some more pics of the garden. Its really starting to grow. I have about 12 different tomato plants, cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, white squash. I have sugar snap peas, pole beans, red potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage. We have white radishes and green onions and okra is starting to sprout. I have strawberry plants, blueberry plant, and several different herbs. I also have watermelon plants and cantaloupe. I have ornamental gourds, birdhouse gourds, and mammoth sunflowers.
So now you know where most of my free time is being spent. Next are some pictures of the flowers I have around the house.
This is my front porch. Its mostly shady most of the day and has my ferns on it. We have vinyl siding so the hub stretched the red cable across there for me to hang the ferns and the hummingbird feeder. I love to sit on the porch and look out at my flower beds.

Kitty likes to hang out there too. My inpatients have just started to grow and will be thick soon.
The next pictures are some of my plants by the deck steps.

So this is my world lately. I am going to try to do a little art today while I am taking it easy and hope to post some of it tomorrow. I did do a tag swap with my friend Jane from NY a few weeks ago. And here are some pictures of the tags I made.

I hope every one has a wonderful friday. I will post some more tomorrow!


Jeanie said...

Well, you may have been away for a long while, but you made up for it with a long, newsy post! First, congrats on the garden -- it's looking great. I do not have ONE thing in yet! Tags are pretty, too! I started some this morning; we'll see when they're finished!

Finally, I'm glad you are feeling better. I was beginning to get really worried, but also knew it was near the end of the school year, you had family stuff going on. Didn't know about being sick but glad that's done!

jet1960 said...

Sorry to hear you've not been well. Looks like you are working hard anyway. Congratulations on your garden! Doesn't look like we're going to have one this year. Your flowers and tags are lovely, too! Hope you get to feeling better and get some art time in on your long weekend.

Shopgirl said...

I am sorry that you have been ill, nothing like getting sick when you are needed. I hope your Dad is doing better and that your bother is also.
The garden looks lovely, we will not have one this year, but I am planting herbs and flowers.
Arney is so wanting to be over this surgery and doing the things he loves.
Next year! Wishing you well, take care of you! Hugs, mary

Janet said...

Well, your garden looks great and once again I'm jealous! But I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling so good. You've had a lot on your plate these past few months. Maybe your body just needs a little rest. I hope you can pamper yourself this long weekend....and I hope you get to make some art. Love your tags!

Rosa said...

How did I miss all these posts??? OMG. I'm gonna come over and get me some veggies come August! You are amazing!

Cat said...

I turn my back for 5 minutes and you post a bunch,
now it's my turn to catch up!

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