Now I know its Wednesday


There are two extra teenagers here. They came to build an electric car that’s due tomorrow in their physics class. They got something to work, so good on them. I certainly would have been baffled by it. I don’t know nothin’ bout buildin’ no models.

I have purchased plants to be planted.

Mostly herbs to redo my potted herb garden that fell to the heat and my hatred of the heat. You would think I would give up, knowing the summers here are obnoxious, but I keep on getting plants. Several have been sitting around waiting for me to plant them for a few weeks now. My allergies (which are doing a lot better thanks to Allegra), pure laziness, and lack of planning have kept me from doing so. I mean, I could have been out there today putting plants to pot, but nooo. I stayed in all day. Well, No, I went out to put chlorine in the pool and check the chemicals, but that’s it. I came back in.

I think I’m just daunted by the sheer amount of work that needs to be done outside.There are weeds weeds weeds, far as the eye can see. There are leaves to clean up from the neighbors trees, the patio is messy. The pool deck needs to be cleaned, and so does the pool. And all of that is just the back yard. I haven’t walked around the back yard to see what survived last years plantings because the weeds are up to my knees practically. Oh why must it be such a mess???

I supposed something will get me off of my rump sooner than later. Maybe if I can coax Zach out to work too, so I feel like there is more being accomplished. That might do it.


over the weekend

I am so wiped out right now I could probably fall asleep right now, but I’ve got clothes in the washing machine, plus a few dishes to do.

I guess this was a fairly eventful weekend, as my weekends go. Today, along with laundry, I got an oil change, got my car washed, and went to Lowes, though I didn’t look at everything at Lowes I had intended on looking at. I got distracted. Happens easily.

Yesterday after going to see my dad at MD Anderson and mom at Florida Hospital (so convenient to have them in two separate places that are five miles apart), Zach and I stopped by the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. I hadn’t been in five years, so it was a nice treat to go. I bought a couple of black and whites, and enjoyed looking at a lot of other stuff that was priced too high. I love art glass, and they had plenty there.

This bowl was by Rich Fizer. He had a lot of interesting vases, bowls, and lots and lots of fish.

This was by Bill Slade. He had several interesting shapes and stacked glass pieces.

These I believe were by Brian Becher. I knew I should have grabbed business cards. I adored the piece on the right, but obviously it wasn’t coming home with me.

These I believe were by Scott Gamble (no website). Unfortunately the real detail doesn’t show in this size picture. Finally,

This fancy weather vane from someone whose work I cannot find in the guide book. Again, should have grabbed cards. I’ll remember that next year.

It was nice to be outside, it was nice to take pictures. Ran into an old friend from Valencia too. I took pictures of downtown on the way to MD Anderson but they are all over exposed (and taken through the windshield-Zach was driving). I’ll get downtown to take pictures sometime. As for my allergies, which should have drown me batshit at the art festival due to all of the oak trees, were not so bad. I guess Allegra works.

I have a busy week ahead of me with appointments and errands. Its kind of nice to be busy. Now, those dishes.


totally lazy

It’s been beautiful outside today. Sun shining, temperatures just right, and I’ve been inside avoiding that stupid oak pollen. My nose is raw from blowing snot, I have a perpetual sinus headache, and that makes me Cranky McCrankerpants. I needed to go a couple of places, too, but, this is embarrassing, I put my bra in the laundry, and I can’t find another one even though I know I have another one that fits. Its not like I can just go braless in public either. Its too obvious. So today hasn’t totally gone my way. Damn oak trees.

I had a rockin’ Saturday night. I cleaned my room while I half way watched Bobby’s Ireland on the Food Network. I still need to finish taking pictures down, patch holes, touch up the paint where necessary from holes, and hang new pictures. I’ve got a bunch just sitting, waiting to be hung. Of course, I want to rearrange my furniture, and that requires the help of the teenager. He’s been told, but he hasn’t seemed motivated to help me. Guess I have to start a fire under his ass. Possibly literally.

I’m trying to get myself back to taking pictures.

This is the last Amaryllis for the beginning of the year. Of course I’m saving the bulbs to “force” again next winter. I think both of my bulbs put up three stems of flowers, which is pretty darn good. One of the bulbs was new this year, and this one was from last year. ┬áRight now I’m wishing I’d gotten some tulips to force. I love tulips. Too bad they don’t grow here, along with a long list of other flowers I love.

Its still light out and I’m very thrown off because its an hour later than I think it is. I hate daylight saving time for that. Losing an hour sucks. Sure, I’ll get it back in the fall, but I’d rather not mess around with time like we do. Does any other country do it? Seriously.

I’m sure I had more to say, but I’m not remembering it. I blame the oak trees.