Yesterday my pal Ursel came over for a nice long afternoon visit. I astonished the bus driver today by telling him that I grew (and ate) collards. The good folks at Artist/Craftsman were able to get the paint I needed sent over from their other store, for me to pick up this morning. Some silly people made amusing comments about my walking home carrying the box of a new weed whacker, and made both them and myself smile. From such motes, drops of resilience will slowly replenish me...
The Aunties had a brilliant suggestion for me during last nights Saturday Shindig ... I was whinging about yardwork, particularly the shaggy lawn of shame. Auntie B is rather significantly shorter than I am and they recently acquired a new (lighter, smaller, and incidentally less spendy) weed eater. I took the bus to the hardware store and picked up one of the same model today for myself. About half the front yard is now cut back to bearable (the half in the shade, since it is 80F) in well under an hour, and I should be able to get the rest done, and the side yard, maybe tomorrow morning early, before the heat...
Campanula rapunculus, flowering... common names include rampion, and rapunzel. Was once widely grown in Europe for its edible leaves and roots.
May SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1|| teal knit tee for Nandina ||repotted artichokes||taxes done|
|2||teal knit skirt for Nandina||computer zone shelf||yard waste bin |
|3||red/grey top for Nandina||cardboard back gate zone ||recycle bin |
|4||red/print skirt for Nandina ||pruned forsythia ||yard waste bin |
|5||setting for red Laurel||started cucumbers ||recycle bin |
|6||samara earrings ||backyard mowed||x|
|7||three baby baprons ||Nandina's legs||x|
|8||two more baprons ||woodchip back gate zone ||x|
|9||teal/Mod top for Nandina||repot tiny tomato ||x|
|10||Nandina striped knit dress||repot strawberries ||x|
|11||4 more Nandina clothes ||repot peppers ||x|
|12||Nandina schoolgirl pinafore ||paracord loops for plants ||x|
|13||tiny red rucksack ||epoxy canister handle ||x|
|14||x||end caps for cloches ||x|
|15||x||planted salad table ||x|
|16||x||repotted eggplant ||x|
today's gratitude - Lookit this lovely thing!...