Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's Supposed to be 75 degrees Tomorrow

I am so tired of this cold dreary weather. Tomorrow it's suppose to be sunny and warm, so off to till some good old manure into the vegetable beds. It seems odd this year, but a lot of my seeds aren't germinating. One wonders if they are selling old seeds, it sure is frustrating. 
Theses pictures are the from our front yard, a few blooms popping out here and there, even the lilac is blooming this year, I suppose because of the cooler weather. I have been busy crocheting some baby blankets for charity. I think I will go with local charities this year. Sometimes you just aren't quite sure of those like from Crochetville forum.  I feel funny when there is no answer, no pictures, and the person gathering the things, just disappears. Oh well I am probably becoming a cynic. :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Wall of Seedlings

 Spring is almost here in Oklahoma. It's been well over a year since our home invasion, and oh, how my life and attitude has changed. The police actually said this was their first call in a decade to this quiet neighborhood, now sadly this entire neighborhood's has changed, everyone is more watchful. I doubt there is a single household that hasn't put in some kind of an alarm system.  The young man that was robbed the week after our incident, was so traumatized that he decided he couldn't stand to live on his own anymore and moved in with his grandparents until he finishes university. 
In our job we simply have to travel, and stay out for long periods of time. So dealing with house-sitters, lawn care service, motion lights, anything to make it look like someone lives here all the time, takes so much time, that it has me drained.I have made a stand this spring, that it's time I stayed home for a bit. It's almost time to plant the vegetable garden. I have started tons of veggies and a few flowers, you can see them lined up on bakers trays, stretched along the french doors in my dining room.

Strawberry plants ( the best Lowe's had to offer, yuk!) are doing well in the Clima-Grow. The lizard isn't real, but I was hoping he would be enough to keep out any insects that make it through.