Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Also... apparently some Gotham citizens aren't thrilled with Harvey Dent: CCfaBG
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Cracking the code in this one makes my brain hurt. I'm going to have to cheat....
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
I only managed to mow the front and half of the side yard, but the tallest grass is mowed. And by the way, shotweed is a scourge. I refuse to put chemicals on my lawn, so I will have to endure as the shotweed takes over the world!
And then my neighbor from across the street offered to remove my embarrassing downed-branch pile which I was intending to make into firewood but then never even used my wood-burning stove this winter. Neighborly! This isn't a neighbor I've talked with much in the last 13 years, so it was even more neighborly. I used to work with his brother-in-law at one of the Elementary schools I passed through. Anyhow. Nice of him.
One last thing: UPS, I love you! My mower came while I was at work and when I pulled into the driveway, the large box was concealed from view. It was not at all obvious. I just think that it is nice that they make the effort to keep deliveries from waving at passersby and calling out, "Steal me!" At least the drivers that deliver to my house always tuck stuff out of view...apparently no matter how large.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
- Pros of having Raul mow my lawn: Not having to mow my lawn.
- Cons of having Raul mow my lawn: Being awakened early on a weekend morning by Raul mowing my lawn. Discovering my hose lumped on top of my fuschia, "Grumpy." Discovering footprints in my garden on top of seedlings. Gasoline usage. My yard waste can full of grass when I desperately need to fill it with copious amounts of pine needles or weeds. Weed whacker slicemarks on my trees and shrubs and/or flowers weed whacked to death.
Hm. Apparently I should be feeling no anxiety over the new mower at all. But now I have to mow. After it stops raining. Besides, I got this mower for about as much as two months of Raul mowing my lawn, so by mid-May, I will be saving money. Yay.
Also, while whining to my mom about the lack of hummingbirds, a hummingbird cruised the yard looking for the feeder. So double yay. Of course, I had taken the feeder down because it hadn't been touched and the syrup was old, so he immediately left. I put out a clean feeder with fresh syrup last night and even though I haven't seen hummingbirds today, the syrup level shows that visitors were here while I was at work. I'm sure the cats were poised by the window, binoculars in paw, watching intensely.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
We had a half-day of school on Friday. I came home and took a 7-hour nap. I must have still been getting over last week's ick. Yesterday I went out and cleaned out some of my gardens in an attempt to get some fresh air. I haven't seen any hummingbirds in weeks. I'm bummed. Some of my daffodils are beginning to bloom and so are the hyacinths I got from Grandma's garden last spring. Maybe some blooming things will bring back the hummers.