Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Update

Talked to C. today and she is scheduled for a c-section next week Thursday. The doctor wanted her to have it this week, but she "has too much to do." Does that sound just like her, or what? She wanted to celebrate the Fourth and she has a party planned for Christina's birthday, so she wants to wait a week. I guess there isn't a problem if the doctor agrees. Well, this time next week (and one day) I will be the grandmother of four! Doesn't seem possible.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Stroke

The other morning I woke up and couldn't move, or feel, my left leg! Panic gripped me for a few seconds until I realized the cat was sleeping on it. Considering she weighs 15+ pounds, it is no wonder I couldn't feel anything! The joys of pet ownership. :)

Monday, June 21, 2004

Boring!

IF anyone happens to be reading this blog, I want to apologize for not writing for two weeks. I do have an excuse, though: I lead a very boring life, so I just don't have much to write about.

The weather here has been all over the place: one day we have record-breaking high temps in the 80's and two days later we have temps in the 40's and 50's. Normal for this part of the country. Looks like it will be cold for the rest of the week--might even get down into the 30's by the weekend.

The gardens aren't really doing very well and we don't know why. It might be too cold and not enough sun, or animals are involved. All of the cucumber plants are dead and half of my coleus plants are gone. I know the rabbits sit in the flower garden, so they might be killing off the plants. Who knows. I just hope we get some fresh veggies eventually.

There haven't even been any new animals in the yard to tell about. Just the same-old, same-old. Not as many birds are around, but that isn't so strange now that all the bugs, worms, leaves, grasses, etc. are out.

I will now close this very boring post and hope that something interesting comes to mind for the next time I write. TTFN.

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Meanderings

Is anyone else as tired of hearing about Jennifer Lopez, as I am? Hasn't she gone way beyond her 15 minutes, already?

Talked to C. yesterday. She is at 35 weeks and the baby is over six pounds. I must correct something I wrote earlier: she is now tied for her longest pregnancy. Her second one went 35 weeks. Anyway, it will be very different for her to FINALLY have a normal-sized baby--her first one!

The chipmunks are about to meet their maker: they dug up one of K.'s tomato plants while trying to bury sunflower seeds. To say he was not pleased, is an understatement. He is ready to become a chipmunk killer.

The birds haven't been at the feeders very much lately. Don't know if it is because of all the rain, or not. Haven't seen the cardinals, indigo bunting, or even the ducks for several days. Guess I'll go out and clean the feeders and put new seed--they might be getting fussy!

The dining room air conditioner was put in yesterday. They are predicting temps in the high 70's, maybe even low 80's this week. Looks like summer may very well be here.

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Wildlife

This morning I was about to open the blind in the kitchen nook when I heard the crows making an awful lot of noise. Now, this isn't all that unusual--the crows like to hang out in our yard to drive the cat crazy! (How DARE they come into HER yard!) The tone to their voices was a bit different, so I knew something was up and I decided to watch out the window for awhile. I sure didn't have to wait long and there, running through our yard, was a fox. And as I watched, it JUMPED over the fence into the neighbor's yard! It proceed to run around, jumping fences, for about five minutes, came back into our yard and ran down the driveway--I am assuming it was going home! Now, it is not at all unusual for us to have deer, birds (including the pair of ducks), chipmunks, grey squirrels, rabbits, skunks, and raccoons, but this is the first time we have seen a fox. From now on, I will only be surprised if I happen to see a bear, coyote, or moose in our yard. When those events occur, I will then have TRULY seen everything!