Hi everyone. Have had lots to do today. Went to the markets down the street, then went to the boy's school and dead-headed all the roses and weeded and watered before it got too hot. It was 37C yesterday but not quite as hot today, then had visitors about the Bromeliads and Brugmansias and then took the boys to the Lake for a swim for a couple of hours, then showers, tea, and then off to bed for them. All's quiet here now. Ahhh lovely. Colleen
I got teased as a child also. I was always shorter than my classmates (actually, I was shorter than most kids that were a grade or two behind me, too), and I was called every short name that you could think of. And my mom had always treated me like a baby...so I acted like one all through grade school. She never taught me how to stand up for myself...I just kind of learned that on my own in middle and high school. Every once in awhile, a short remark will still bother me, but not like it did then. I am also pigeon-toed, and my mom made me wear shoes that had a corrective heel on them to make your feet appear straight, and they only came in oxfords, so I got teased about wearing baby shoes all through grade school also.
fresh that is. I made some this morning for the boys. How is everyone? We had the worst thunderstorm go through here earlier this evening. Rain, wind, thunder and lightening. It poured. I just potted up a box of bromeliads that had been sent to me and now they are laying scattered all on the ground. I just left them there. I'll tend to them in the morning. Tough little buggers. Colleen
I sent custard with sprinkles on top to school with the boys and they got teased for that. The little one loves salad with dressing on but they teased him because they said it looked yuk. He said it does look yuk but it tastes nice. Good morning everyone. Will see to the plants in about 2 hours. Colleen
All the broms have been re-potted and are now tucked away safely in the shadehouse, where they should have been put yesterday. That's what I get for saying "oh they'll be okay" Wonder if we'll get another storm tonight. Colleen
I've never seen real snow. My Mum said that we had snow here one year [about 1936] but my brother said that it was just really bad frost. Glad you like my pics. If you want to see what I put up you have to go to the Australian Gardening. If you go in there you'll see what happened to my freshly potted Broms when a storm went through here. They're all repotted now and in the SH. Colleen
ohhh Colleen come here,will have a shovel and snow blower ready for you...plus will let you make snow angels and snowmen^_^..hot chocolate will be waiting once your done...okay gonna go and look...thanks..
had one of those Friday night. No, not after Rory Calhoun. Rory is a Gaelic name that means Red King. They picked this name in honor of our Gaelic heritage. Rory O'Connor was High King of Ireland 1170 ad.
I have lots of beautiful pictures put away for when I have nothing to do. lol as if that's ever going to happen with 2 little boys and a garden. Hi how is everyone. Kathy I hope you're feeling better. Colleen
I had 3 boys myself and now have 2 more little darlings [when they're asleep] One is going on a school camp next week and the little one wants to go too. He says he's not going to school if Branden's not there. We'll see, I'm pretty sure that I'll be able to encourage that big boy feeling. Colleen
My feet mainly. lol The little green caterpillars are bad but the flowers are worth the trouble of searching for them nearly everyday. The brugs are mainly outside, some planted in the ground and some in pots. The ones in the ground don't have the problems that the potted ones do. Colleen
We've been lucky in Vermont as we haven't had too much rainy weather this fall. I even had a little sunshine on my birthday on the 16th. Wow, I'm 57 and I can count the number of times that has happened on one hand!
Hi everyone. Got to 40C here yesterday . Not nice. Had a storm pass by which hasn't cooled things that much. Had the fans on all night. Got up at 4.15am just too muggy. Boys are sleeping okay though, so some me time. Colleen