I will start this post with a photo of Roger. This photo actually defines how all of us were feeling and acting this weekend.
So on Saturday James, Paulina and I packed up a few of the extra items in the Linton house and headed to Herreid. We dumped the compost, dropped off a few toys that Jaxon outgrew and some left over Christmas decorations. We found that both yards still have a little snow in them and we nearly got the van stuck because we drove through it thinking it wasn’t as high as it is. We checked the furnace and fuel in both places only to find it would be a good idea to put a few gallons in again. Ugh!!
I also picked up some pots and my seedling trays. I don’t know why I thought that I should save toilet paper or paper towel rolls to plant seedlings. I have dozens, literally, of old planters which I saved from purchasing petunias. I have NO luck in starting flowers of any kind from seeds, so I purchase them each year. It is my splurge.
I picked up a good started pot to put the lettuce plant things into. I am finding that lettuce cores in water alone is not working beyond some slim little hints of plants. Right now they are planted and in a spot with lots of light, but no direct sun. I will see how this goes at the end of a week to see if it is a go or a wash.
In Herreid, we found that the gourds grown and picked last year are almost ready to be carved and painted. I didn’t know that they have to go through a mold and harden phase before they can be used. I would have tossed them all by now. Paulina was pretty amazed that they have decayed so fast. She thought it would take two years to get them ready. Hopefully we will be able to drill and paint them into bird houses by spring.
So today I feel like a bum for doing nothing for the last two days. Paulina says that I did bake bread and that should count. To me that is too automatic to be anything. I actually started reading a Jane Austin novel, Mansfield Park, I guess I will go back and start reading again. I should go out and take a walk maybe I would feel like doing something if I actually got up and moved. I think this is part of the “down” at the end of winter when spring takes longer than it should to arrive. It looks wonderful outside, but it is really cold.
OK, I will admit the truth. The more you have to do, the more you do. The less you have to do (as in deadlines) the less you get finished. Also, that crazy land rent thing has me unable to sleep. I can’t stand the idea that I have to be nice to these people and I will have to call 9 or the 10 back and say, “Sorry we decided to offer it to someone else.” Someone please explain to me when I started having problems being a B*****. Like I told James, I don’t want to have to tell them NO. He wants to know where his wife went and who took her place. Hope you have a nice day!!