Wednesday, May 26, 2010


... and it is not even June yet! I said after the crazy and cold winter I would not complain and really I did not mind the coldness this past winter, just the constant changing and raining. It would 75 degrees one day and snowing the next! It definitely looks like we are in for a LONG HOT summer though. I am sure to survive though.

The good thing about it being hot is that the nursery that I use starts marking things down trying to sell out of everything because they don't want to work in the heat of summer. This is the advantage for me anyway. Went today to get 2 plants for the teachers and almost everything was marked down, of course except the two I had to buy.

I have been wanting a clematis vine forever and the little pot is $20.00. Got one today for 5.00. YAY for me! Hopefully I will be able to squeeze some money out of the budget and go get a few more plants before they close.

To give an update on my yard and goals.. I got my kio pond dug weekend before last. It is still not up and running yet, got to get the pump, but getting closer and I am excited about that. I weeded the garden last night when I got home and I have about 4 or 5 baby squash coming up. I am SO excited. It is still growing very slow, but things are blooming. I may not get very big products out of it but feel like I will get something out of most everything I have planted.
I called my aunt a couple of days ago and told she better go trim in her flowers beds because I am at the point where I am enticed by any twig I can find to plant. I have run out of things to plant. I guess I will have to start working in other people's yard to get my fix. I have become a "GARDEN JUNKIE". I am not real sure what kind of help there is out there for that. I guess it could be worse. I am having fun and enjoying it and it is great GREAT time I spend with the creator of it all. However I do need some new article and books to read. I think I have read the same 4 I have from front to back about 6 times each now... So if anyone would like to feed my craze, feel free to forward on any articles if you have them. But until then...

Friday, May 14, 2010


I have found ANOTHER love... well I have always enjoyed it but now has become a great mental therapy for me and now I absolutely cannot get enough of it.

Yep! Digging in the dirt. I LOVE IT! Not, that I have not always enjoyed it but is now has become a passion. A passion to the point where I would love to have a nursery and do it forever. Maybe some of this has come from my Papa that passed away last summer who also loved it and was the only I knew that could make a dead stick grow into something beautiful and the fact that I have 2 acres now to play on. I have planted some trees and still have much more in mind to do. When it first started getting warmer, I took my few measly have dead green plants and re potted them all. Now I have close to 50 rooting plants and they are growing. I did cheat and ask my Papa to bless from up there. I also have planted my own garden. The first time I have planted my own other than tomatoes. It is actually growing too. Not at a very fast pace, but its going.

Yesterday I set up a table outside and made it into a planting station. I have flowers on the table now waiting for 5:00 today to come to play with. I also have decided to build a kio pond. I have been researching and reading up on it on how to do it and talked to a friend in the landscape business for some good tips. That hopefully will be my project to start on this weekend, weather permitting. Of course it will be small but enough to have water lilies, which I love. This is a project I am going to take on all by myself so I am sure whenever I finish, it will make it that more enjoyable for me. I have already pick out some water plants that I want to incorporate into the area. There is just nothing better than being able to enjoy nature, in my eyes one of God's most precious gifts. Not many more things brings you closer to him either than enjoying the beauty he has provided and blessed us with.
Well hopefully I will have something to report next week on my weekend endeavors. If anyone has any good gardening site recommendations, please share. Love reading and learning about it all.
Until then....

Thursday, April 29, 2010


It's been a while since I have written in my blog, but had someone remind me of it and since then have been very eager to get on it. Of course.. the hustle and bustle of life has kept me away. I hate that it gets that way, especially since I am one that desires so much to live as simple as possible but I have come to the conclusion that being a single mother voids that possibility out for a few more years to come. Hey, but that is alright, I will take the busy and chaotic road to be able to share a life with my kids any day, regardless it consequences.. and believe me, it has had plenty of them from just a day to day struggle to losing people I love.
Sometimes I step back and look and I get frustrated at the world today because so many people have no idea what they have and do not appreciate it for all it is. I have heard people complain about not having this and that and I think about the people who have absolutely nothing at all including just the basics of food and water and shelter. I look at people who are in relationships or marriages and for some reason no longer feel content, but yet have someone who would give up the world to make them happy. I don't get this? How can you not want that or find even contentment in that? The grass truly is not greener on the other side.... I PROMISE! I do understand there are circumstances that will surround relationships not to work, but just getting bored or letting your mind wander what "could be".. to me is not a legit circumstance. There are many people out here that would love to be able to find someone that want to love them unconditionally and give that back to them. Again, some people I do not believe or appreciative of what they have. The material things are not what makes a relationship or provides happiness, single or not, it's the joy you find and make in your life. The love you share in your life, the memories you make, the journey YOU CREATE for yourself. Life is hard and is constantly throwing fast curve balls, but it is a choice of how you react to them. I just wish people would find a way to enjoy their life and be appreciative and thankful for what they do have. Can you imagine what a better place this would be? We all are guilty of doing this from time to time and I cannot deny that I have not been guilty of it myself at times, but I can say that I truly am appreciative for the life I struggle with every day. As fast as those curve balls come at me at times and I feel like I cannot dodge them fast enough, I still know that there is someone else out there that would trade places with me in a heart beat! I know God has blessed me and I try to view my life that way! Some people just have no idea how fortunate they truly are.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Funny Random Thoughts!!

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you> realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how> the person died.
9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.
13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks> me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this --> ever.
15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?) but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run> away?
16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to> answer when they call.
18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well...
19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or> Saturday night more kisses begin with Coor Lites than Kay.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Is it really going to snow here in Jackson, MS tomorrow? CRAZY, CRAZY! Houston is calling for 3 inches tomorrow. I love to see it when it snows here because it IS such a rare occurrence but I think the part of it that I dread is the fact that NO ONE can drive in it!! I am in great debate of traveling in it myself. I have a show Saturday in V'burg and will have to leave headed that direction early early and not real sure that I want to chance it, especially being by myself! It more than likely is going to keep many inside their warm homes anyway. I don't know really what to do about it. I guess I will wait and see what the lovely weather man has to say about it tomorrow and ponder on that. You never know.... it may be sunny and hi 80?!