The weather always seems to know it has to get chilly when school starts. I needed a jacket this morning when I took my dog out. This time of year also means that my summer garden is about finished producing all these wonderful fresh vegetables. I will have to spend a few hours harvesting the last of the vegetables and then pulling the plants to prepare the garden beds for winter.
I though about planting some cold weather vegetables, like broccoli or kale, but I think I will pass on those this year. Something tells me that this winter is going to come early and come hard. I would be so disappointed to put all that work into a winter garden and have it ruined by an early freeze. I hope I am wrong about that, but I feel it n my bones and my bones are pretty wise after all these years.
Someone posted this photo on Facebook and I had to laugh. Although it is not my dog – this time – I can really see someone finding a lost dog and taking it in, then falling in love with the dog so much that they don’t really want the true owners to ever come take their dog back.
If my dog was to ever be lost, I hope that some good-hearted person gives him food and water and makes an effort to let me know he was found. A post on the tree or notice at the grocery store would probably be all that I need to find him. Worst case, call the pound and file a report to let them know a dog was found. You do not have to take the dog to the pound – they will let you foster the dog and keep the report in case the rightful owner calls. A lot of people also make up flyers and leave them with the local vets.
While visiting a friends parents on the short vacation I took with her, I met her parents and they are such wonderful people! My friend’s father Bob is an elderly gentleman, who has traveled the world extensively and his only “vice” so to speak are cigars. He even turned me on to a cigar news channel. I was actually rather amazed to be honest, of the knowledge Bob had about tobacco and also the various kinds of cigars that there are. I never realized there were so many. Up until I met my friend’s dad, I just thought they were all the same and quite frankly I also thought they stunk to high heaven…at least the ones that I had ever smelled.
Bob’s cigars however are were top of the line he explained, and expensive but worth the price to him since he really appreciated a good cigar. To my surprise, I actually liked the smell of a couple of the cigars he smoked while I was there. We watched a cigar videos that told a great deal about various cigars from around the world and also there was so much to watch, I started to actually improve my knowledge of the cigar world. It is indeed a great channel to watch if one smokes and enjoys fine cigars, or even for the people like me, who got sort of interested in the making of them and even the various smells of them!
I can’t say I’d smoke a cigar myself, but Bob gave me one of the fine thin ones that he had stashed and told me to enjoy it one day. Perhaps I’ll save it for a big celebration or holiday. I know I love the smell of this particular cigar, so we’ll see! Until then, I’ll tuck it away.
Today was my youngest son’s last day of school. He does however start drivers training this evening though. It hardly seems possible that my “baby” is going to be a Junior when he goes back to school in the fall and also that he will be driving. Time flies way too darn fast.
Tomorrow we’re going shopping for summer clothes to kick around in and also flip flops for me! There a some other things I have got to stock up on and I’m going to be on the lookout for some hanging plants for the front deck. I also need pool supplies and a new skimmer.
I’m hoping to hit some of the sales I’ve seen in the local store flyers and also perhaps find a few garage sales. I’m not sure how my son is going to like shopping with me, but since he has his drivers permit, I’ll let him drive me around! Scary thought, but he’s got to get practice in.
All of the seeds that I planted are coming up and I’m excited to see what the finished “project” of my flower and herb garden is going to look like!
I have to admit that I over planted seeds again. I do this every year and I have always hated thinning my little babies out. It is just something that makes me think I’m killing perfectly good plants.
The weather has been a bit chilly for this time of year, but it still feels so good to go outside barefoot and play in the soil! It does however feel like the months are flying by.
This morning the sun was trying to shine and yet it was raining. All of a sudden despite of the sun peeking out, we got hit by golf ball since hail. I was so afraid it was going to break my truck windshield because I had not put the truck into the garage last night when I came home.
As I have been watching the news, my heart goes out to everyone all over the US who is having property damage and for those who have been killed because of this strange weather we have been having.
The neighbor next door has one of those underground storm cellars and it’s right on the edge of our property line. It is being neglected since the man who bought the house and is renting it to the young girl, does not want us to continue to keep it up. The lady who used to own the house was a dear friend of mine and since she was elderly, we made sure that we kept the cellar neat, tidy and clean. Now I am concerned that if we get the tornadoes that the almanac believes we will have this spring and summer, that we won’t have a place to take shelter. I do believe however that we would still use the cellar if it got bad. Heck with trespassing! If that is what it would take to keep my family and animals safe, I’d do it.
I’m so proud of my sons Aj and Trist. They have a band and two other brothers that are their musical friends now are playing with them. My guys (sons) play awesomely together and my oldest son writes the music. Problem is with one of the guys in the band just learning vocals and he needs some work, which Aj is giving him. Aj is now going to do the back up and plays lead. Tristian used to be on vocals, but drummed at home. Once he and Aj started to get down to putting their musical talents together while playing, it’s like they read one another mind with each beat of the guitar and drum. Kicker is, they played here at home, but because of amps and equipment, and the drum set being large and extended, we don’t have the room right now. They have bedrooms side by side and I can watch them playing their magic in different rooms but so much in sync. It’s an awesome Mom moment, and I’m not one of those “My kid is the best and bla bla bla…” I know what is good and would indeed offer constructive criticism, which I have done when asked. But these kids need the support to go for the dream. I’m all for it!
They have a show coming up soon and if I can get a video from it, this I will post for sure. I’ve been having problems with my camera. But someone will video it. I’m excited to see them play. The good thing is, they are getting paid. Not much at all but it is incentive. They are putting into the bands fund and not touching it. More shows are coming up.
If in the near future, I go all the way deaf, someone remind me it is for the arts and the sons! LOL!
But support local bands!! Really people, they need and deserve it. Our young people are our future. If they are occupied and using talents, not wasting them, I truly believe that on down the line, they will survive and thrive. But they need help.
For the last two days I’ve been cleaning out totes and drawers getting all the family T shirts together, for either mending, keeping, throwing away, and donating. I didn’t realize how many band T shirts alone that we had. Good Lords, I have T shirts from the late 60′s that are so darn cool to remember the concert by, or the time the band first came out. Some of mine are actually promo shirts when bands like Meat Loaf, Seger, Ozzy, and so many more artists, who were young at the time, artists would play at the quarry at a true real life Battle of the Bands. We were so young. One of my money conscious friends told me I should sell the really old ones. I don’t know about that. If someone will groove with them, then more power to them.
With my husband being a motorcycle club member and the president/Nomad of such club, over his years the Harley T shirts from some really great places we visited that were so cool! Running out of space to keep them wasn’t. Cool I mean. There are some great memories that come along with them.
I think I need a bigger house if all of these will be kept, which when it comes down to it and if it’s my husband’s decision, we are going to at least need storage ideas. But this isn’t over yet. I know the Harley Davidson shirts will be on my husband’s mine and my musical and silly sayings from all over the US shirts are going to be on mine. I think I know which eventually will go to donation or bought at the club house.
Still, the T shirts that have logos on various towns, states, cities, and heck, even all the bar and grills and events may take first place to the count of piles. I said if they aren’t 100% cotton, I’m not keeping them. Same with the other T’s. We’ll see if I move out to the farm for awhile over this clean out. 100% more calming of a place right now.
Not only am in a flux because I dislike this month and have cabin fever since it feels like winter will never end, but we get teased by nice weather, and I want to do spring cleaning.
I’m seriously have a block when it comes to making the orders for the shipment of unique and once of a kind masks. I have a little leeway with the deadline, but usually I’m right into a design and work on it until I finish. Right now, it feels like a chore. This we do not want.
Plus I have a feeling I’m going to hire a person who will help me, maybe hire a CEO. I’m beginning to realize that it’s going to be important and I honestly can’t and don’t want to do what the job entails by myself. The way I figure it, I keep creating, and it keeps selling. I need someone to take care of the other side of things.
This is my mid Feb. rant. Next month we’ll see what I can Rant about. The is however a lot I have to Rave about, also. Always the way!
Every now and then a person may need money and I’ve been told there is indeed help with a bad credit loans. Because of some major debt, my sister needed a loan and was turned down by quite a few creditors which left her feeling rather desperate, as it wasn’t herself that had ruined her credit, it was unfortunately her ex husband. Prior to this, she didn’t have great credit, but at least she had a bit.
When I needed two personal loans, I found I was able to finally get one even though I had no credit at all. It was good to know that during the emergency I had, that I was able to get this loan. It helped a great deal and I was able to pay it back in no time at all. It gave me peace of mind, knowing that there are companies that are willing to work with you.
Getting loans may be worrisome at times, but they can be gotten. It definitely has changed my mind about borrowing money when there are companies who give a person a chance.
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