Watermelon Woman


Seed Stash
January 27, 2017, Friday,10:49 am
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My seed order from rareseeds.com has arrived! As usual, I ordered way too much. Here is a snapshot of the variety. I planted sweet peas already but I think the latest round of rain may have did them in. The onions (red) are thriving though. Anxious to start planting!

Seeds

Seeds for 2017



Fall
September 13, 2010, Monday,6:56 pm
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Fall folliage at Indian Lake.

Image via Wikipedia

I know it isn’t really Fall yet but the weather has a mind of its own. I’ve planted my sugar peas and greens. There are a couple of sprouts now but I fear the ground hog, mole or whatever it is, has eaten many of the seeds. My desperation may lead to digging down about 24″ and placing a metal grid to stop or at least discourage the beastie. The cooler weather may be a good thing!

I went with my daughter-in-law to the first pre-natal class. I felt so honored to be there.



Garden Update
May 31, 2010, Monday,11:25 am
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Apologies for the lack of posts. Work has been overwhelming me and by the time I’m finished with all that computer work, I don’t want to touch the computer.

I spent Sunday cleaning the back patio and putting together a glider bench with one of my sons. The patio looks better than it has in a long, long time. I still have the garden supplies and tools to move to a new spot, which will give more room for people.

The garden is coming along. The two sunflowers are about 4 feet tall already and looking strong. The weakest plants are the peppers although I’m not sure why. I have many green tomatoes and the squash are coming along too.

The mardarin orange that is in a big pot now has volunteer tomatoes and either squash, pumpkin or melon growing at its base. I used some potting soil used for seeds two years ago! The seeds had not germinated so I emptied the pots back into the soil bin. LOL I hope that some of them will transplant into the planting beds.

Update, photos.

glider

Kitty GnomeGarden Fairie

Climbing RosesBlackberries

Volunteer tomatoes and squashSunflowers

Sweet PeasPeppers, tomatoes, cucumbers

Close-up tomatoes



Up, up and away
March 20, 2010, Saturday,5:28 pm
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The news was good! No change in my CA-125 blood work. CA-125 is a marker that can indicate the presence of a tumor. I can take a few days off from work and enjoy myself without worry. Hopefully, when I return, the garden will have been weeded. With the constant rain the weeds are beyond a little pulling. Someone will come and weed wack. From there I can manage my veggie garden and add some mulch to the retaining wall section. I have put off starting seeds because I knew being away for a week would kill anything started that needed to be watered. I hope I won’t regret the decision.

The weather has been wonderful the past week. High 60’s and low 70’s. You can’t ask for more in March. Whether we return to the rainy days is out of my control so I’ll try going with the flow.

I have asked for a retirement assessment which will tell me if I have enough time in and what I can expect my retirement pay would be. The more critical factor is the number of years since that will determine whether my health insurance is covered completely or not. There will be so many steps to do prior to the actual retirement as well. Lots of paperwork. The other aspect is the house. Getting it in shape for selling will be a major expense. I know I want to leave the area but not yet sure to where yet. Time for the hunt to get serious. Wish me luck.



Sage, rosemary & thyme
December 24, 2009, Thursday,6:54 am
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For my son and daughter-in-law I made a very large pot of three blackberry starts as well as another pot full of sage, rosemary and thyme–no strawberries though 😉

I think they liked the idea anyway of the plants although I’m not sure if at this point with a new house and all, that they wanted the added “pressure” of something else to take care of. LOL Anyway, no pressure from me, I just wanted them to have something that might get them out of the house once in a while and in the dirt. We will see.

Silly me, tried a new face cream about a week ago, still red and pealing with no end in sight. Boy do I look a mess. Swollen eye lids, cheeks, forehead. If I didn’t have to go to work everyday the situation might be considered funny. No so much when I must face everyone who have politely ignored the obvious problem. Still doing the “live and learn” thing. In other news, I’m more than ready to shed my wig and face the world with my new but still very short hair. At least I was until my face blew up. Now I will wait until I look a little more human. The wig has bangs which hide at least some of the mess. LOL



Home Again
April 21, 2009, Tuesday,10:15 am
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It has been a rough week but happy to  be back home from the hospital. Major surgery was new for me, but I do seem to be progressing in my recovery well.  Five days hospitalized and a “good” stay all things considered.

Ovarian cancer is a silent killer. I was lucky to have had a minor pain not related that had me in to the doctor sooner than my normal routine.  Can there be anything more shocking to hear you have cancer, any cancer? Most women have heard of ovarian cancer even if it just hearing about celebrities such as Gilda Radner. And the news is usually not good, often the cells have progressed to Stage 4.  I am stage 3 which gives me a chance to fight off any cancer remaining with chemotherapy.

Living in surreality is the closest I can come to expressing what I’m feeling. Yes, I have heard the news, had surgery and facing chemo, yet it is somehow separate from me. Is this denial? Priorities are following away or rearranging themselves mighty fast. Petty doesn’t cut it anymore or office politics, there isn’t time. Sweet time.

So from the bubble world, I am sitting in my husband’s recliner and I can see two new yellow roses blooming from a bare root I planted last fall, and the little seedlings waiting to be planted in the garden. I will have some plants that survive my absence and I may yet get to plant them myself. But not yet.



Soreness is settling in
February 7, 2009, Saturday,8:08 pm
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Oh yes. After weeding for a long while, I’m sure the soreness will be with me for at least 36 hours. It is still a good feeling to have done most of the veggie patch weeding. I still have some asparagus to plant and maybe the potatoes. It will be raining more this week which is great for weeding, less so for planting. We desperately need the rain so no complaints.