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Tidbit Thursday

Just another unedited, sloppy installment of the random thoughts rolling around in my head today…

Have done a bit more in the garden – got started on the iris transplanting.  I moved them  into “temporary” beds last year but didn’t get them moved into their permanent this spring as I had hoped to do.  Hopefully I’ll get the rest of them in before too long.

Also did some more weeding and covering in preparation for winter. Still have some raspberries developing. Lately there has been a young mourning dove hanging around the raspberry patch. Not sure if it is hurt or just doesn’t have much flying experience yet.

Still trying to decide on my 100 day challenge but I’m leaning towards getting rid of 100 things. I’d like to clear out my loft and get serious about working on the numerous projects I have collected supplies for. Right now it is too cluttered to be able to spread out and work on projects. Need to try to get moving on the girl’s quilt and  I’ve got tons of holiday fabric that I planned to make placemats and table runners out of. Would like  to make a dent in that as well.

Don’t forget to let me know what your challenge goal is going to be. I’d love to cheer you on as we work towards our goals.

For now though it’s time to get to bed. Hope that wherever you are and whatever you are doing you are having a great day.

Tidbit Thursday

Just another sloppy, unedited installment of the random thoughts rolling around in my head today…

This summer my church has been doing a new thing called FIT Church where we go to a local park for some faith and fitness activities. We get a verse to read and some questions to ponder then we separate to do some sort of physical activity(hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing) and then meet up to discuss the questions and our responses.  It has been a good experience and last night was the last one. I took the boy with me and we had a good time. The focus for the evening was the gifts of nature and we were lucky enough to see a blue heron, about a  dozen deer, mostly fawns and either several groundhogs or beaver.

The weeding continues although there has been a lot of rain so more weeds are springing up everywhere. We’ve been putting mulch down and the pile is almost gone – may need to get more to cover all the spots that are being cleared. I need to eventually get some plants for fall color. There isn’t that much blooming  in the garden right now. I did buy a mum for the front steps so that is one small spot of color.

Have not actually done much on the job search – I keep looking hoping to find my “dream” job. The fact that I don’t know what my “dream” job is makes it a bit difficult to find! I’m still struggling because I don’t want to have to get a job. I know that is a childish attitude and that it is very hard in this day and age to not have both parents working but it still annoys me that I have to do it. Then I think about the fact that the hubby doesn’t have a choice and feel ashamed that I even have those feelings. I look back and think about things could be different if we had made other choices but that really isn’t helpful. I need to just concentrate on moving forward, Ugh, being an adult is not as fun as I thought it would  be. Enough of that – off to do something that will move me forward.

Hope  that  you are having a great day wherever you are and whatever you are doing .

Welcome Spring!

I have been so looking forward to the arrival of Spring. The sun has been shining the last few days but the temperatures are not anywhere near springlike.

I am itching to get out in the garden to do some planting. I have ordered a few new things for my side area, there is clover, johnny-jump-up and thyme seeds to plant around/in the orchard area, more wildflowers seeds for that patch of the yard and I would like to start some spring veggies.

Some of the pruning has been done but the grapevines still need to be done. Of course there is the usual clean up and weeding to do. It is so nice to see the spring bulbs starting to shoot up and the fruit trees are budding.

Although I guess I should be glad for the cold because I am not in any shape to do anything. I seem to have some sort of tummy bug and I can’t seem to shake it. I don’t have much of an appetite – maybe I’ll lose a pound or two!

Hope it is Springlike wherever you are. Have a great day.

Tidbit Tuesday

Here are the random thoughts rolling around in my head today…

I went to see  The Perks of Being a Wallflower with the girl this weekend. It was quite an experience. Brought back depressing  memories of my high school years(did anyone really enjoy highschool?). Of course, there is so much more that today’s teenagers have to deal with. I’m so glad I am past that stage but I worry how my children will handle these years.

The girl feels a bit like Charlie – an outsider looking in. Feeling like she doesn’t quite fit in or measure up to the others. Why is it so hard for some people to see the great things inside themselves? What can a parent do to help??

I’m really struggling today with my calorie limit. Yesterday I had no problem but today all I can think about is food. This is truly tough for me.

We did quite a bit in the orchard part of the garden this week.  The mulch and weed fabric have broken down and the weeds took over. I did not keep up with them in the summer and now there are tons of them everywhere. I’m pulling everything up and dumping it. Then I’m going to put down more weed fabric and some soil and plant some ground cover seeds. I’m trying to decide between microclover or thyme or a mix of both.

I’m slowly getting organized and getting the paperwork off the desk and where it needs to be.

How about you? What have you been up to lately?

Ta Da/To Do Thursday

Have spent a good bit of time out in the garden this past week. I’ve got the spring veggies planted and the kids each planted some flowers. We transplanted some stuff, deadheaded some bulbs and did some pruning. I’ve been weeding, weeding and weeding. Still lots more to do.

Tasks for next week will be as follows:

1.  Declutter at least one item

2.  Exercise for 15 minutes

3.  Finish the tax stuff -yes it is still on the list – really need to get it done this week

Hope you are making progress on your goals.

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