Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I was sitting at my desk this morning and the dog next door started barking like crazy. She doesn't normally bark that much, so I went to the window to see what was the matter. Nine guineas were in our yard. They pretty much just ignored the dog. Maybe they knew about the invisible fence! I don't know who they belong to, I just hope they found their way home okay.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
He can't wait to start planting this year. Our temperatures have been averaging in the 60's during the day, but we are still getting a frost every so often. He's already bought some seeds and little peat trays to start them in. He's ordered a portable greenhouse and it should be delivered tomorrow. He decided to make the garden bigger this year, so today he dug up the new area and got all the roots out. Next, he'll amend the soil and till it up. Look at the pile of roots he dug out!
He has a friendly rivalry brewing with the neighbor across the street. The neighbor has a lot more garden area, though, and he had a huge assortment of vegetables last year. When we put our lawn in, we didn't think about wanting a garden later and didn't leave a spot for one. We found a sunny place at the edge of the woods just big enough to squeeze in a small plot. We should have known better. Being Italian, my husband has growing tomatoes in his blood. I think I'll have to watch him closely. Next thing you know, he'll be ripping out the grass to make his garden even bigger!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
My friend, Kathy Molizon, is such a talented person. She can do anything. Besides being a fabulous mural artist, she does custom sewing and embroidery, refaces counter tops, reglazes cabinets, does faux painting, makes reborn baby dolls, makes slipcovers, purses and numerous other amazing things. Check out the mural she did in our master bathroom that I posted yesterday. She just moved back to the Charleston area and if you want to get something done, now is the time to contact her before word gets out that she’s back and she gets all booked up! You can check out some of her other work at her homepage:
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Ling is my husband’s cat. When we met, I had a cat and a dog. My cat was a male tabby named Eldon, who succumbed to cancer four years ago. My husband had never been around cats and thought he didn’t care for them – until he met Eldon. Eldon had such a cool personality, he soon convinced my husband that cats weren’t so bad after all. Hubby decided he wanted his ‘own’ cat and besides, Eldon needed a playmate, so we went to Petsmart to look at the cats available for adoption. He fell in love with Ling as soon as he saw her. She had just been spayed and we thought that was why she didn’t like to be held. But ten years later, she’s still that way. She has an aloof personality, but does like to be petted and brushed…as long as it’s on her terms. She will jump in your lap to be petted, or paw your leg and ask to be scratched under the chin. When she is displeased, she isn’t shy about letting you know. That’s where we got her name – she reminded us of the character named “Ling” played by Lucy Liu on “Ally McBeal”. Beautiful and serene, but if you cross her she turns into a snarling dragon.
Ling pretends to be sophisticated and ladylike, but she isn’t above rummaging through wastebaskets…And she can’t resist boxes…
This is what she thinks of the kittens…
Ling never did play with Eldon much. I think she thought he was 'beneath' her.