Saturday, March 7, 2009

Windy Days!

The wind has really blown the last few days...probably for at least a week. We are in for a break tonight though. Not just rain is predicted, but storms too. The prediction is for rain all week. We really need it. Since I'm scheduled to sub in the ag department at high school for four days, let it rain!

Sam is off on a bike ride with the Longview H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group). They are riding through the Crockett forest. Hmmm...State or National? Probably State of Texas. It should be a beautiful ride. ?? What? Why didn't I go? I pulled a muscle a few days ago. It's in my lower back down the right side and has invaded that "cheek." ;o) I really wanted to go, but really knew better. So, instead, I put my potted plants out...the lightest plants. I've saved the four biggest for Sam to move later. Generally, they are no problem to move...but with a pulled buttock muscle...;o) Swept up a few of the dead leaves. The major cleaning is going to have to wait until I don't get an OUCH when I turn my body.

I sewed this morning. Made Jonathan another scrub top. It was already cut out so didn't take long to seam it together. Had to take a break and walk around a bit.

Then I walked around outside. The pear trees look like snow. Green leaves are starting to pop out near the top of the trees. Lots and lots of blossoms. Only problem is...a few years ago, Sam pruned them waaaaayyy back. Got rid of all the broken limbs. Well. He got rid of ALL the limbs. I don't know how long it will take before the 'new' limbs are strong enough to hold and nourish the fruit. Two years ago, we got two pears. The squirrels were hauling them off as fast as they could. Last year, I think we got five or six. You should see me out there fighting the squirrels. LOL The limbs are just so small, that very few pears are able to mature. One of these seasons though, I'll once again have more pears than I know what to do with. Oh. Wait. I do know what to do with them. Preserves. Dried pears. Like candy!

Around the corner to the front of the house...more camellias.
And, look! I've been patiently waiting for my redbud to bloom. I started spotting the early bloomers almost a whole month ago. Now, mine is about to erupt all over!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

It's a Full Time Job

"Jake's just up to being Jake. It's a full time job, you know."
Augustus McCrae
Lonesome Dove
Larry McMurtry
Sam and I watched Lonesome Dove last month. When Robert Duvall uttered the above line, I nearly cracked up. How many people do you know that fits that description? I could name names, but I better not! ;o)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Got a Gripe Today

Have you ever been involved in something for years...and I do mean YEARS...and someone who has just been introduced to it happens to know it all? I hate being treated like an imbecile. And for over less than $20?! Gimme a break! I'm not going to go into detail, because I can not type it short and simple. This morning, I pulled my records. Exactly as I told him. EXACTLY!!

On to better things. After two days of wonderfully warm weather...even to the point that while I was subbing at the public library Thursday and Friday I turned the air conditioner on (I actually work when I'm there as opposed to sitting behind a desk when I sub at the high school)...we got down to 26 degrees last night! I was worried about the pear blossoms.

But look!!

And more camellias too.
Also, on the way to Pittsburg for pizza at noon, Sam and I noticed that the peach trees are blooming. I certainly hope that the early peaches aren't hurt!
The NASCAR race is about to start. TTYL