Sunday, April 19, 2015
I Wish I Had Tomorrow Off
I got used to having Sunday and Monday off. And now I have to go to work on Monday. Poo.
The Fairy Garden I made as a sample sold just as I was going to get it to show to the people in my vegetable gardening class. So, after class, I had to build another one. Quickly.
Three people showed up to build a fairy garden and one of them was seven years old with the attention span of a gnat. Her sharp little voice was more than I could stand but I just counted to ten and kept saying "not yet" as she tried doing things out of order. Later I realized the older woman with her was so much worse. At that point, the seven year old had run off to look for a "fairy" and was unavailable for me to appreciate. All three gardens looked very nice.
I then used the extra container to make a second "sample" for anyone wanting a fairy garden. I used up the entire bag of mosses Riley and I collected and all the bark and twigs and most of the acorns and caps (the seven year old wanted her fairy to have a complete set of dinner plates). No one made a fairy banner but I think the seven year old might have liked it--if she had stayed around more. But--searching for fairies is difficult work.
Today, G and I went to Patty's house to help prune her grapes. When we got there it was warm but the chill arrived mid-way. It was hard getting G to "not over do" in the physical work. He was supposed to sit in the lawn chair and supervise. I circled some of the vines in a box for future grape vine wreath making. The remainder of the vines got clipped--by me-- into an easily moved pile of same size pieces. About 3 feet tall.
Now we are home. Riley threw up his supper. And I was ever so pleased he did so on the plain wooden floor and not on the beige carpet. I found the new shoe laces I had misplaced. I have 8 containers of seeds planted and sitting on top of the heating pad (one made for plants) and feel like I am actually "getting somewhere". G has a large quantity of "seed tape" made up for carrots and kohlrabi. We use toilet paper and flour and water paste. Beets next time. I have already planted my peas. I did not get to pick up the tree limbs and branches off the front lawn. I had wanted to get that done today. It'll have to wait.