Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hump Day, hump day…



(Okay, so I’m running out of subject lines! Sue me.)

It was cold Wednesday morning outside, but I was sweating in bed. I decided it was time to take the extra blanket off the bed. It’s finally spring!!!

I put my coat in the truck, but didn’t wear it. My prediction (with the help of the Channel 4 weatherman) was that I wouldn’t need it.

And, I didn’t. It was warm enough to walk outside in the morning. So, I did.

At lunch, I went to Time Out. They had a special on two hot dogs and fries for $5.00 bucks. So, I got that. I substituted the German potato soup for the fries (the waitresses know me).

The soup needed more salt (Bob let me down) and the hot dogs (which I think I bragged about earlier) were NOT the usual natural casing ones and shorter than the last ones I had.

Bah!!!

Since it was early, I took a drive through Hines Park before going back to work.

I walked outside at 3:00 p.m. again. The winds had picked up, but it was still pleasant.

When I got home after work, I left the truck in the driveway. I checked the porch (Jake’s been telling me to check my porch for about a week now) and, sure enough, there was something on it!

It was from “Boondocks Medical” in Oklahoma (I hope it’s not meds, LOL!) But, no, it was NOT prescriptions, but a case of twelve “Pillow Paws,” the non-slip socks I use daily! I sent both Jake and Carla a text, thanking them.



Jake sent back a text, telling me they didn’t want me to rely on pregnant women to buy them for me (Courtney had bought me a pair a while back). Carla said they didn’t want people picking on me in Spanish, LOL!

Sidebar: I knew it! They just don’t want me to be embarrassed by taking my last remaining yellow ones (from my spinal fusion) to Puerto Rico.

I quickly changed clothes (after treating Caley) and went out front. It was time to switch to the summer porch and yard decorations!

So, I switched the winter wreath to the forsythia on, hung up the bird houses and Mom’s sign and set the two bird feeders (decoration only – I don’t want bird shit all over the front porch, LOL) on the front railing. I also hung the three rope-climbing gnomes on their hook.

I took some photos and then took some shots of the spring front and side garden changes.

Existing Daffodil

More existing daffodils

Daffodils I planted last Fall

Front forsythia


Hyacinths on the south side of the garage

Winter porch #1

Winter porch #2

Summer porch #1

Summer porch #2

Summer porch #3

Summer porch #4

Summer porch #5






Gnome hook

Gnomes, back climbing!
Back inside, I started the Wednesday night wash and returned some calls I’d gotten on the land line last the weekend from my brother Jim and my daughter Melissa.

Sidebar: I rarely look at that phone and never answer it. I don’t know why I still have it. CALL MY CELL!

Jim was golfing, so I talked to Coletta. Melissa was home, so I talked to her.

For dinner, I made tuna and peas. Rather than dirty another dish, I served it my brother Carl’s way: Over toast.

I watched some TV, but fell asleep. When I woke up, I shut the damn thing off and went to bed.

4 comments:

  1. I'm glad you like them! The garden looks great. Spring has sprung. Oh and never trust a $5 lunch special...that's how they get you!

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  2. Yes, yes it has. 72 degrees today (Friday) and sunny. But we're supposed to get back to highs in the 50's and lows in the 30's next week. Michigan's a fickle biatch!

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