Thursday, August 04, 2011
Rainy and dark this morning, but the clouds are dispersing and the sun is shining. I had to step back from the window to get this shot because of the glare.
Update on the herb garden...everything has made an appearance, but they haven't grown a lot. The soil is still really damp--almost wet--and I haven't had to water them for two weeks.
I moved the three little catnip sprouts in the planter up onto the metal chair. Karma hadn't noticed them yet and, since the planter was right in the spot where her cat grass was all summer, I figured I better move them before she did or they wouldn't have a chance. How any of these can grow in such soggy soil is a mystery to me, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. ;)
Oh, and for those of you who wondered about Karma spending so many hours out there in the heat...she has water and food under the metal chair way in the back of the porch (to try to keep the food from getting wet). These were small ceramic individual loaf pans I found at Hobby Lobby for a dollar each years ago--nice and heavy so she can't push them around.
Well, lots of help last night from Dagan and Leah. I snapped some pictures this morning--in no particular order. Leah moved my two modems for me from the right side corner to the left side in the corner so I could rearrange my desk. It was not a simple project. The phone cord for the internet wasn't long enough so Leah dug through my "junk box" in the closet to find additional cord and some kind of splitter thing to extend it. A cord was dropped...well, you know how these simple projects go sometimes--LOL!
So, since the desk computer is long gone, I can finally move my main stuff around to the hutch side of the desk where I have my lamps and can see better--tada! Little things like this are so exciting to me. Can't really explain why--hehe! ;)
Dagan made dinner for us--Boca burgers and broccoli--simple and fast. Leah made hers when she arrived later after her hair appointment. Dagan had stopped and picked up an empty box from my garage on his way in. We never thought all that paper could possible fit in this box! But Dagan worked on it most of the evening...stacking the paper in and taking out the staples...and it all fit!! Amazing! Now to shred it....whew! Little by little. Later. ;)
I didn't find the surprises until this morning that were in the cloth bag on the counter! My favorite treat!!! Two cans of my french vanilla coffee!! And...
...there was a sample bag of a new Evo diet food for Karma to try!!
I had Dagan carry the fern into the bathroom and soak it under the shower for me. It hung there all night. I got it back in its spot this morning. Looks happy, doesn't it? Needs some trimming, but that will get done when we eventually get to the rest of the potting. :)
Dagan and Leah went down to my storage area and brought back the ZipeMate...
...and a couple reams of computer paper for me that are now in the bottom of the file cabinet. That side will have bigger, awkward stuff and no files.
I discovered the ZipeMate's instruction manual in my files--that we had decided to give it away on freecycle a long time ago, but never got around to it. Was kind of buried away in the storage area--but now it is out and I can get around to posting it.
The ZipeMate I had purchased years ago...long before we bought our Cuttlebug. Didn't work that easily and was kind of a pain compared to the Cuttlebug machine. Probably why they disappeared years ago. I'm not sure I can even give it away, to be honest. Not sure anybody would want it. But, I'll post it and see what happens. Somebody may want it for free. It's like brand new. Only used less than a dozen times. Whatever. It will be leaving here one way or the other--LOL!
Karma seemed unhappy that her paper pile had vanished.
She just sat there for a while this morning...remembering the good old days. ;)
I am still using up some of my precious Darvocets--hehe! But am in less pain than I was yesterday. No bending or lifting for me for a few days. And I will watch the shoulder pain closely, too. I promise to be good. :):)
This afternoon I have my appointment at the eyedoctor to have that eye mapping test done. Sadly, that will do me in for the day. Good thing I have a couple of Netflix movies that have been sitting here waiting for me, eh? ;) Just wanted to let you know I'm doing okay and being good. Dagan and Leah were just sooooo helpful with everything I wanted done. Just happy today. Even if I haven't gotten into the last side in the file cabinet, the hutch, the cubbies, the big desk door, or the top of the hutch--my desk already is looking pretty snazzy and I can sit where I have wanted to since the desk computer died and went to computer heaven. Ahhhh!
Oh, and I had enough money left over this month after some essentials--(stamps and return address labels)--to order some paper goodies from a new (to me) company. Of course, I'll show you when it arrives. ;)
Not sure when I'll be back, but I'm fine...it seems Karma's already just sighed and forgotten about her glorious paper pile...I won't slip and fall on said paper pile...it makes me happy just to look at my desk...no green babies have died yet...my eye mapping will not cost me $35.00...life is good!! :):)
Raise your sails!!
"The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail."