Wednesday, June 20, 2018
They were 79 cents a roll and I bought them over a period of time(every time I went there). In those days, 79 cents was pretty expensive for mini supplies... I ran across them when I was cleaning the other day... They are great for making mini tassels.
I took them to the witchy meeting today and gave everyone some of each color. I told them if they used it up they could have more... I made holders for them to wrap the stuff on and then told them that they had to wrap it on the holder themselves. I started wrapping it at home and decided that it was going to take me too long to do it. Thus the self wrapping.
Here we go again. At least Kota seems interested in helping... Actually, I think he is just hoping that I will clean it out so that he can have another place to take naps...
So much for having the workroom finished! There are other places that keep popping up to be cleaned.
Back to work. See you tomorrow.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
It gets moved from place to place in the house and is never quiet right, wherever I put it.
I decided that it was time for drastic measures...
Meanwhile, I won't be taking up useable space in the house.
Now all I have to do is think of something that they can be used for, that I can't live without.
The Kumquat Tree is doing amazing things.
See the little white spots? Those are the start of flowers! Everywhere there is one of those, we may be getting a kumquat!!!
It has grown a few new leaves, but I am even more excited about all of the flowers that it is starting!
We may have kumquats this year! Fingers crossed.
Palo Verde Tree. I cut it down two years in a row.
It keeps fighting back. I think that I am going to let it keep growing this year and see what happens.
I seem to have pretty good luck with trees that just show up and start growing.
I probably would have had a better tree if I would have let it grow from the start, but I foolishly kept cutting it down.
I give up. It is going to win, if it keeps growing.
If it doesn't, no great loss.
Back to the workroom sorting now.
See you tomorrow.
Monday, June 18, 2018
This photo is hard to see, but I put a bird feeder on the center log in the photo.
Snakes, dogs and rubber chickens...
They ignored me totally.
Bored much? Yup. When I am I revert to watching Sam and Dean do their thing.
Then April and Amare called. I am jealous of Amare. They went to the zoo with his summer camp group and he got to PET a Rhino! I want to pet a Rhino!!!
Anyway, that's about all that happened here today... Not much in the way of minis.
See you tomorrow.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
I put the three lanterns in to fill the gaps for now. They will go if I decide to do either fairy stuff or birdhouses.
I can also find paint by color now. That's a great help.
I am still looking for all of the missing mirrors. They haven't turned up yet.
I think that I will give up for the day and start again tomorrow. I have had enough fun for one day. I want to do something more serious...
TV and a Doctor Pepper come to mind.
Back to it. See you tomorrow.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
We got this side of the yard pretty well cleaned up...
I am NOT going out there to clean up the mess right now. It started raining again, so I opted for other activities...
I am going in there and keep warm. I just looked out the window and the water is getting deeper by the minute!!!!
Now where did I put those water wings???
See you tomorrow.
Friday, June 15, 2018
This one may be the straw that broke the camel's back...
We talked it over and since the big, no name tree in the back yard was pretty much dead, we decided to cut it down... that's not the hair brained part...
All that was left was the stump at the right of the photo...
We are going to have a lot of little branches to get rid of. This is the last of the bunch.
He pretty much ignores my hair brained schemes because it is easier to just stand back. Let me have at it. If it works, it usually turns out pretty good. If it doesn't, all I have wasted is a couple of days and a few pages in a sketch pad.
Anyway, this is going to turn into a fairy forest or Tessie will grab it and turn it into an outdoor get away for herself... I don't think that she is going to win this one. I am on the side of the fairies.
Wish me luck in the argument. back to picking up twigs.
See you tomorrow.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
I am spending a lot of time in the back yard. I am babysitting the kumquat tree. It started losing it's leaves a few days after it was planted.
I kept asking people what to do here and there...
Finally I got smart and went to Civano Nursery where the kumquat was purchased in the first place.
The guy there knew what he was talking about. He grows these all of the time. My little tree is now getting about four hours of drip irrigation daily.
The tree, by the way, started looking better the very next day and seems to be snapping out of it now.
My fingers will still be crossed for a couple of weeks. It should start putting out some new leaves pretty soon.
It took a while for it to start producing anything... It has three tomatoes and lots of blossoms now. At least something is going right.
First she spends time with them. Then she spends time with Kota. He is on her side in the building of new houses. That keeps me out of his hair.
He doesn't like to be awakened in the middle of a nap for petting. When I am working, he can sleep more.
Anyway, between the gardening and the chasing Tessie around the house, I am getting NOTHING done today. Back to work. See you tomorrow.