Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Long time ... no post

No pictures today ... sorry ... I know eye candy is important ... maybe the MOST important thing in a blog. No pics still ... soon though -- promise.
We've been busy, busy, BUSY cleaning out the gardens, laying 22(!!!!) bags of mini pine bark chips, I've lost count of how many bags of soil, fertilizer, etc. And I'm happy to report that we're DONE with it all!!! Every last bit has been turned over, weeds ripped out, and seeds and plants put in. The gardens should be spectacular this year. We've planted three different kinds of tomatoes, five different kinds of peppers, green beans, cukes, zucchini and patty pan squash (first year on the patty pan -- we'll see how it goes), peas, radishes (we're on our second planting already!!!), carrots, pie punkins, bunching onions, Walla Walla onions, and red sweet onions. We also put in a mixed variety of gourds along the old fence -- AWAY from the veggie garden this year. Hubby was ticked when my gourds got away from me last year and swallowed our tomatoes, cages and all. So this year the gourds are planted far, far away. The herbs this year are basil, oregano, orange mint, lemon balm, lemon thyme, chives, hyssop, rue, and nasturtiums. We've planted flowers galore -- marigolds all over in the veggie garden, and lots of baskets and pots. Pictures soon -- I promise ...
On the homefront, hubby will be having his fifth hip surgery on June 11. We're hopeful that this surgery will finally fix his hip that was replaced last July. It's been a real roller coaster ride getting to a diagnosis, but we're hopeful that we have indeed arrived and can get off this crazy, wild ride once and for all. I'd appreciate it if you could find the time to say a little prayer for my husband, Rick. He has endured so much more than I would have thought was even humanly possible. He so deserves to finally be pain free and to have his life given back to him.
And our youngest son, Quinn, is taking his ASVAB test for the Air Force today. He wants to enlist full time and this old mom's heart is breaking ... I understand his reasons for wanting to do this and I certainly would encourage him to be all that he can be. I just wish ... well, I wish about a million different things. But what will be, will be. And there's just not much I can do about it.
And that's about it for my "dump" today ... next time there'll be pictures ... promise.

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