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OM.

I am like the bird. I have many precarious tasks simultaneously happening.





  • Three auditions this week

  • dog shaving

  • laundry of epic proportions

  • de-cluttering the kitchen

  • pulling all landscape lighting out of front of house

  • finding new connectors for landscape lighting

  • shooing Darthanne from grabbing at dangling cords

  • digging up 18 perennials and finding new homes in other flower beds

  • ....sneaking to the nursery to buy a few more perennials because I have a sickness, and that sickness involves plants

  • tilling in a cubic yard of compost

  • digging out the fountain

  • pulling Darthanne out of the water so I can clean it

  • measuring out a new place for fountain

  • inoculate roses from black spot, just in case

  • feed tomatoes

  • marvel at the peas, bok choy, carrots, garlic, and onions coming in

  • ditto on strawberries

  • lift Darthanne out of the veggie bed before she smooshes the seedlings

  • remember to dig out chicken wire to crown over the strawberries in case of bunnies

  • take a moment of quiet to reflect on Darthanne getting older and not as bunny-killing as she used to be :(

  • give her a quick bit of loving before the other kids see her and let her go back to being cool

  • get Spinosad for peach tree because the ants are NOT GETTING THEM this year

  • pull out all flagstone steps from the front to be moved

  • pull up sod next to walkway so you can expand it

  • ...which means that you need to dig up another 8 - 10 perennials and move them over, too

  • try not to sit on Darthanne, who is crouched under my legs

  • go to the backyard and dig out the flagstone that the Mr. put back there "just to put them somewhere"

  • fling grass and mud that covers the stones towards his fancy grill

  • plot ways to make him do heavy lifting when he gets home

  • wait for Darthanne to jump over the fence to join me back up front

  • install new landscape lighting (which is the old lighting, just in new places)

  • get beef short ribs going for dinner tonight (omg, this recipe is outstanding, I'll post it on Monday. If you eat meat, you must eat these short ribs.)

  • sniff the alyssum - that's why you're killing yourself, lady. Well, not for alyssum, but for the flowers. :B

  • Pet the kitty with my gardening gloves, because I think that's why she follows me around - that rubber must feel gooood on her shedding furs


Yeah. Gardening season is upon us. Blooms! Flowers!! They're all coming back and I love my babies.

(THIS is two years ago - see how the pathway splits? Bad design on my part. I'm extending the base of the planting area out another 5 feet - most of the grass in that top pic will be planting bed. Then, the stones on the left will be shifted over a foot because those grasses got huge. Then, I'll widen them by another three feet and the plants in the middle will go on the right. And then everything behind it will find a new home. AUGH, why do I do this? Oh, right, because I love it, lol.)

And one day, one fine day I will have a little tree house on a big piece of country acreage like this, surrounded with foundation plants (not the same ones, but you get my drift) because HOW MAGICAL DOES THIS PLACE LOOK?? And I love that it just has wispy fabric and bamboo roller-blinds for walls. It is DREAMY.






Okay, going back out there. I've got a ton (literally) of rock to move and some big grasses to dig up. Oy, my back.

OH, OH! I almost forgot: I'm rewarding myself with every back episode of SOUTHLAND which is my new favorite thing. Holy crap, is that a great cop drama. YOU SHOULD WATCH IT. Also, true fact: it's written ENTIRELY by women. HOW COOL IS THAT??

[EA] And for your Friday time wasting pleasure. check out TRANSLATION PARTY. (Use rap lyrics for the best results. Try: I never eat a pig because a pig is a cop.) LOL. Thanks, Beth.

Comments

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turnonmyheels
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
It's good you have a Garden!Kitty to help you. However could you get it all done without Darthanne's help?

stoney321
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
B, I don't know. Without her monitoring the mulch spreading and grub flinging, nothing would be done well. :D

(And lol, I just read your post about the teen kitties. Poor Magz, hahaha!)
turnonmyheels
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
It's a good thing you have such a capable supervisor :-)

I kept asking Magz if she be-grudged the poor starving teenagers something to eat and a warm place to sleep and the only answer I got was a grow, a hiss, and a tail thwump.
stoney321
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
Well, we both know I'd just run roughshod without supervision.

She's just worried that her rightful place as Queen is about to be usurped by those court jesters. (But I'd totally love the outdoor kitties, too. I can't help it.)

Oh, and P90X the redo on Mon? I'm in.
turnonmyheels
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
I *will* get through the P90. I *will*. I so desperately want to buy one of the tanks for the Y but I'd be a poser if I had the shirt but hadn't done the deal.

You, me, and Sal are going to re-boot on Monday and we are going to kick it's ass. I'm not going to re-do pictures though.
stoney321
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
Ugh, no new pics for me, either, not until the 30 day mark. I am very displeased with my arms currently. I used to be able to toss 50 lb bags of compost around like it was nothing. :(

I WILL ROCK IT OUT. And so will you and Sal. <3
dancetomato
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC)
I got winded just reading this. *takes to my fainting couch*
stoney321
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, nothing makes me feel better than the tired body of a day spent outside. And the smell of sunshine on my skin! <3
lynnenne
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
You are so busy busy! Have fun out in the garden with sunshine and kitty, and break a leg at your auditions! *smoosh*

Edited at 2010-03-26 02:34 pm (UTC)
stoney321
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
Whew, I have been! Happily, but still. Come see me and have mojitos in the garden and a kitty in your lap1 :D

ILU, LYNNE!
lynnenne
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
I WOULD LOVE TO. Sadly, I probably won't be back your way until the summer. By then we will need TEN mojitos!

ILU AND I MISS YOU. *squish*
furikku
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
That is one blingin' treehouse.

Gardening: so fun, so tiring!
stoney321
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
Isn't that tree house gorgeous? It makes me happy just knowing there's a place like that, even if I don't own it.

SO true. :D
draconin
Mar. 26th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
OMG! I just *love* the Translation page!!

Want a laugh? Try "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." You'll spaz.
stoney321
Mar. 26th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD THAT IS HILARIOUS.
draconin
Mar. 28th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
Perhaps it is terribly significant that "The best things in life are free." stabilizes immediately after only one translation!

Then again, perhaps not. :-)
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minstrel666
Mar. 26th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
I in turn am going to fly to Spain and be lazy.

Well, I will also be doing research on Twilight and scripting the finale to projectMAPLE. Yes, after Easter I will be simoultaneously writing my Master's thesis and an anti-Twilight mock review.

I have my priorities straight. Elton John straight. Rocketmaaan!
tabaqui
Mar. 26th, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
Now, see, i look at that love, too, but then i imagine it after a good, hard, nearly-tornado Missouri thunderstorm and wonder if it would still be standing.

But yes, so neat.

It's like.....thirty-four here today. And to think we were contemplating *planting things* just a few days ago. Sheesh.
brunettepet
Mar. 26th, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
It's a good thing the weather is so fine and you have your minion pets to keep you company! That tree house is awesome! I want one, too!
moosesal
Mar. 26th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
That treehouse is amazing. If I were into gardening (and had a long enough season to make it worth my while), I would want a treehouse like that too.
windstar
Mar. 26th, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, yay for gardening...we got our garden boxes built and are having 18 cubic yards of soil delivered next week to fill them with. We are raising the beds by about a foot. My back will be breaking, but it is good exercise.

And woman, you are way too busy!!
a2zmom
Mar. 27th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
STOOOONNNEEEEYYYY.

I am exhausted now that I've read this.

I am hoping to start gardening next weekend, since I won't be home this weekend.

Do you ever go to the Walter's Garden site? It's a wholesaler, but damn - they propagate the newest and coolest plants on the market. I've tracked down many a plant because of that site. Some of those new coreopsis - oh, yum, yum!
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