Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Got Hostas?

We went to Sam's yesterday in Joplin, MO. They have the most outstanding deal on spring greens and flowers.

I got three different kinds of hosta roots. One box had 10 and two had 9. That is 28 NEW hostas for my shade garden. They only cost 13.99 a box. We also purchased a box of 50 pretty bulbs and 5 Clematis. I am so excited. Must get out in the garden and plant...........soon.

Our freeze date is April 15th so I am a bit leary of planting anything out early. However I am planning out what is going to happen this spring.

After spending the last two days in Joplin I am just tired today. I have to go in to the office for a bit tonight and then get home in time to watch Cougar Town :o)

Hope you got lots of sun shine today.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunny Sunday

Snow is still on the ground with a bit of a chill in the air.

I have spent this afternoon cruising blogs. I check each day to see if Nie Nie has posted so we can be aware of her wonderful recovery (my dd asks a least once a day how Nie Nie is doing, she is just part of our daily routine). I noticed "Raised In Cotton" had posted so for the last several hours I have been checking out all her links. Mostly I have been traveling via the blog in Texas. Reading about their antique shows and looking a the most beautiful spring pictures. Yes, the green eyed monster is on the prowl.

Since dd is STILL sleeping I try not to make noise. So checking out all that is ready to go on in Texas has kept me silent most of this afternoon. I keep telling myself I do NOT want to drive five hours to an antique show next week end. Especially after driving three house in a blizzard this week end just to get home from the fair grounds! However, I figure if the good folks in Kansas are so very excited to make the trip I should drive down to check out all the excitement. Right? I figure the garden will still be too wet to work after our SEVEN inches of snow melts that I might as well go check out our neighbors lovely offerings.

I have laundry to do to get prepared for this weeks work.........but I think I check out a few more Texas spring blogs........I want to be a good neighbor ya know.

Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Blizzard

Today was the first day of Spring and guess what? We had a BLIZZARD.

The snow was supposed to come in later this afternoon. It arrived in Tulsa at 9:00 a.m.

I was the only one that showed up for class with Jelcy. I told her I could not stay as the weather was quickly getting really ugly. So she gave me a quick run thru of the project. Such a sweet lady. I took her pic but don't know how to get it from my phone to the blog. I will have to ask my dd to help me out.

Driving home was absolutely terrifying! People in Oklahoma do NOT know how to drive in white out conditions. I am telling you they were just flat out CRAZY while driving down the turnpike. I passed so many car accidents, jack knifed truck, one SUV was down a embankment on its top. A little seven year old girl was killed earlier this morning. So very sad. Many more were injured in some of the accidents.

I for one as staying in my warm home tomorrow. I hope to only run out to take supper to mom then come right back in.

Hope you are having a safe week end.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I *heart* Oklahoma

The bead show is coming to Expo Square. This week end.
Friday it is going to be 71 degrees in the City
Saturday it is going to snow
We *expect* to get two to six inches
Depending on how the storm tracks
UGH! I am soooo ready for spring. I do not want to be driving in the City whilst it snows!
However the best part is I have two classes booked with Jelcy at the show so drive with maniacs I will to get to the fair grounds.
I am going to enjoy Friday in my garden. Hopefully I won't be too sore to enjoy the classes :o)

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Car Fever

My dd has new car fever.
She wants a Smart car
with a vanity plate
"Smarty Pants"
Not sure about her sometimes :o)

Monday, March 8, 2010


The "weak" March sun is NOT that weak in Oklahoma! Sun screen and bug repellent every day before heading out into the jungle. Lesson learned for another year.

I was working on cutting down the forest in the back of our house yesterday afternoon. I could not believe how out of hand and ugly it had become with scrawny squirrel & bird planted trees. Course some of those wild trees were taller than me. Not good for in town back yards to have trees that grow fifty feet high into power lines and right next to garages. It was warm as I worked and of course the beautiful sun was just a shinning. I really enjoyed the work out. It is so much easier to cut down the branches and trunks to trash size with out leaves to hinder my aim the by pass cutter.

When I got to the last tree I feeling very HOT (so nice to be hot once again instead of freezing) so I ventured into the house for a drink and to wash all of nature off my arms and face. My arms were hurting and tingling so I figured I was allergic to one of the trees.

Well, actually allergies was one of the problems but I had also gotten quite burned in the weak March afternoon sun. I try to NEVER get sun burned as we all know that is such a bad idea, especially on my old face.

Today I am uncomfortable. I will continue to apply moisturizer to keep it cool. Thankfully we have rain today so the sun won't be a problem on the burn as I venture out for a few more chores.

I am so ready to set my clocks up one hour for an extra hour of sun each day. Spring cleaning has started in the garden and I have almost finished up the garden journal I am making for Spring/Summer 2010. My arm muscles are so sore and the sun burn is uncomfortable but I got a big ol' smile in my heart today after the great work out yesterday.

Hope you have a smile in your heart today!