Well, life has just been a whirlwind lately, hasn’t it? Where are those lazy, hazy days of summer when you need them? I keep putting off blogging so I don’t bog you down with the craziness of my life. An in an effort to make this a more tranquil post than how I really feel, I have a couple of photos from my yard this morning…
Foxgloves covered with rain droplets.
I have a few little random foxgloves growing in my yard this year as remnants from when we planted wildflower seeds the summer we moved in (2000!). I love surprise flowers, don’t you?
To say that I have deer issues is an understatement. When I was planting my garden this year, I had a conversation with the deer and we came to an agreement that I would plant extra stuff and they would be careful to just nibble on the plants a little and go on their merry ol’ way. Apparently they were not listening and they gobbled up 7 of my 8 tomato plants, and yes, I did cry a bit.
Do you see how they eat the whole thing? What happened to a bit of nibbling and sharing with me?
Deer are mean. Do you see how they ate everything? They only left one plant untouched. And they helped themselves to some lettuce and peas while they were out there. Then they moved to the front yard. These next 2 plants are less than 3 feet away from my house.
This lily only flowers once a year and they ate the blossoms right off. So much for this flower.
This are some variety of echinacea and will probably grow back and still flower this year. I hope it is not my new coconut lime! Freaking deer.
Well, thanks for listening to my annual deer rant, now onto some good stuff…
I cast on for my first Summer of Socks sock! Ok, so it may be my only, but I started! I love knitting. I should do it more often.
Baaa Baaa Black Sheep
Have you any wool? I have plenty (40+ pounds)! In my last post, I talked about having a ton of goals for the summer. Well, most of them are dyeing related and they have to do with this pile of wool…
It Came Back
A few months ago, my little scale just stopped working. I was so sad that I actually sent it back with the warranty to try to get it fixed/replaced. (This is very atypical for me to actually follow through on something.) I didn’t think it would actually work because it took so long to get in touch with someone at this company to find out where to send it. Last week, however, I got a package and look what was inside; a brand new Vector Fuzion Xtrme XTR-500!!! And it works too!
This is my first year working at the library at the beginning of the Summer Reading Program. Oh my, it is SO busy! It makes me wonder where they people are the rest of the year, but my hours there are flying by and it has been a fun week at work. It has been a year since I stopped working at the lys where this time of year is a major snooze fest and it was just so painful to wait for the next person to walk in the door. The library has so far been such a better job than working at the lys and it is one choice that I don’t regret at all. Also, if you have been reading my blog for a while or know me, you know that I had some eye allergy issues/sensitivities working at the lys and they have mostly improved since then (Though, of course, I have picked up those chronic hives… hummm… must be some sort of conservation of annoyance out there in the universe.)
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I’m still reading The Host by Stephanie Meyer. It is a long book! It is good, but not the kind of book where things happen very quickly, more the kind of book that you read to be “in” the story; not a good choice when you have a due date… Agent K has started reading Twilight. Actually, she has started reading it for a second time in 2 days while we wait for Eclipse to come back into the library. I brought home 3 books from her High School (ack!) reading list yesterday. I wish I had time to just read all day! I told the girls that if they do their the jobs on their chart and clean their rooms that I would take them swimming at lunch, maybe I can read a bit then.
Tomorrow (if it doesn’t rain again), we are going to watch a bird banding project and pick strawberries. On Friday night, IHA and I have a wedding to go to. On Saturday, Agent B has a karate test to move up to the next belt. On Sunday, they all go to camp and then we are helping at the Land Trust Art Show. Those are all the major things, but there are a billion little things to do filling in all the cracks. At least by writing this post, I have one of them done! My plan going forward with this blog is to write shorter posts more often. We’ll see how that goes.
Have a great day everyone!