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~ Thursday, May 24, 2018 ~
~ A Rare Haircut ~ Looks Good (considering) ~
~ The Weather a bit on the Warm Side ~

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~ Morning Glory climbed over 5 Inches Overnight ~

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Thursday already, what to do for the Day, well a few plans to start, then see what happens
Looks like another good 'Weather Day' to start but going to get pretty warm later
First thing need to make a few run-arounds, need Coffee at the Price Chopper, (and Lottos)
Then 'Smooth-Lax' at Walgreens and then try for a Hair Cut at the 'Shear Palace'
The 'try' means if the right Barber is there, one there doesn't do such a good job on my sparse Hair

So..... Bank check, Email check, Facebook check, finished and posted Wednesday's Blog
Drank my Juice and Coffee, worked my Puzzles and all finished and getting bored at 6:45 a.m.
That's what happems when I get up too early.. so what then? Shower I spose...

So Shower, Shampoo and Shave and off on my Shopping Trek to the Price Chopper and Walgreens
Got my stuff and came back Home to unload and scratch off a $10 Win, that sure won't do it

Then back out again at 9 a.m. to go see the Barberess... They open at 9 and so...
Waited my Turn, got clipped and looked and felt a bit better, was getting shaggy
This time back to my regular Trim, that last Buzz Cut got it evened up like I wanted

And then, I had taken that combined Photo out back on Wednesday, decided to do a Video too
I hauled my Tripod and Camera out back and made a quicky scan of the same scene for my Blog
Then back in to upload to my Computer, saw a short fun Video I had made of my Neighbor showing him my Camera
So I loaded them both (One at a time) into my Video Editor and made two short Clips to add here



~ The Video View of my Garden Area ~



~ Fun Video showing my Neighbor my Camera ~



On through the Day trying to find something to do... Without finding much
Decided to go out back and weed the Punkin Patch and headed out, saw the Neighbor out front
Sitting on my Bench over on his side and savorng the fine Afternoon Weather, though a bit warm
So I went back in, poured a Glass of Vino, back out, dragged a Chair over and had a chat
And while chatting showed him his Fun Video on my Phone... after quite a visit back in for the Day

Then.. what else is new? Same old finish to the Day and off to bed a 7 p,.m. Ho Hummm again

~ Thursday... Nice Day but Ho Humm... ~



~ Wednesday, May 23, 2018 ~
~ Beautiful Morning for Wednesday ~
~ Nice super Warm Day... all Day ~

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~ Now Climbing the String ~

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Starting the Day heading back to the Price Chopper for a Gallon of Sangria and Lottos
Stopped for a Minute out front to get a Photo of the first Morning Glory Vine to reach the String to the Deck
Now over 4 feet High, about 5 more Feet to get to the Deck? I'll have to measure to see
So I measured, 40 more Inches to the Deck Floor then 31 Inches to the Top Rail
Then at the Chopper, greeted Luis in Produce as I headed to the Liquor Department, then got my Jug
Got my Lottos, loaded up and headed Home, lost $15, no way to make the Day Happy for me

It was brightly Sunny and getting very warm very fast but I got my Loppers and headed out
Trimmed some dead Branches from the Two Popcorn Roses at the next Building that I had planted
Then from the Two I had planted at the Side of my Building, then the Little Knock Out Rose on the back Corner
That little jaunt tired me out fast and I took a seat in the Chair I put out back for those times
Enjoying the Breeze and the View but no incentive to get up and do more at that moment



~ View from the Chair at the back of the Building ~



On the way back in, a look at the Popcorn Rose bush just begining to Blossom out for the Season
Then back in to start finding something for Dinner, if and when that happens

~ Popcorn Rose beginning to Pop ~

Well I found a roasted Pork Chop, quite a few of the last batch left in the Freezer
What would go good with that besides some Taters or whatever? Hah! Some Cabbage maybe?
Started on that, just dreamed up the Recipe for what sounded good, Bacon Fat and sliced Onions to start
Then add a few chopped slices of Bacon waiting to be used for something, then in with the Cabbage
Set that to simmer and after a bit started looking and sniffing pretty good, on to dinner later

~ Pork Chop ~ Corn ~ Cabbage ~ A 'Down Home' Dinner ~

Back out front again to finish out the Afternoon, lots of action at the Hummingbird Feeder
Flitting in and out, a Male and then a Female, some amaller than the others, maybe a Family?
They almost emptied that Feeder in less than a Week this time, made some syrup to fill it on Thursday

Then it was back in for Dinner and TV and ending the evening earlier than usual, just sooo sleepy
A restless night with lots of Dreams and then up at 5 a.m. to start the new Day... Ho Hum

~ Wednesday, a slow but mostly OK Day ~



~ Tuesday, May 22, 2018 ~
~ Nice Weather Day ~
~ Another not so Busy Day ~

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~ First Vine looking for the String ~

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Well we got the new Week started OK, not a lot done but fairly busy all Day
Now on Tuesday approaching 7 a.m. a glance out the Window looks like we might get some Sun
A check on the Weather, brrr... says 55 Degrees but Sunny for the Day, whoopeee!

So, nice Morning, bright Sun, headed out back to take a look, checked the Morning Glory Pot on the way
Six Vines climbing the Trellis now and one almost to the String to the Deck
Only see Three Sunflowers so far, one larger and two smaller ones, well not much room in there for more anyway

And on out back, most all the stuff in the Beds looking good, the Better Boys Tomatoes not so good
The Celebrity Tomatoes, planted earlier, look better and blooming nicely
The Pepper Bed full of Weeds, stopped to pull about half of then that I could reach from the front
Those Pumpkin Plants still looking better every Day, noticed the Paw Paw Trees were leafing out again

~ Paw Paw Trees Woke Up ~

Then on up to the Bench to check the Sunflowers up there, a few popping up but not looking so good<
Then a rest on the Bench to view my Estate and enjoy the View a few Minutes before heading back in

~ View from the Bench on the Hill ~

Then down the Hill and back around front to catch a Photo of the Tomato in the Pot
Blooming nicely now and I'll be looking for a Tomato or Two on there pretty soon

~ Tomato in the Pot looking really Good ~

Twas after Noon then, I thought I should fill the Gazebo Bird Feeder again, that I did
And then mix a Gallon of Miracle-Gro to to sprinkle on the Center Rododendron in the Pot... and I did that
Then to pour a Glass of Vino Tinto and sit and enjoy that Gorgeous Weather and the Birdies
And, trek out into the Yard and pull some Weeds sprouting from the Bird Seed the Birdies kick out of the Feeder

Then... The English Girls Flag covers some of the Strings for the Flowers to the Deck Rail
I was standing out in the Year pondering a fix for that, standing within 5 feet of the Hummingbird Feeder
A little Ruby Throated Hummingbird flew in to feed. kept feeding as close as I was... Gimmee a Camera!

~ This isn't Him... But he was this Close! ~

And after tiring of the Outdoor Scene back in to finish out the Day... Same-O... Dinner and TV
Things just kind of shut down here in the late Afternoon, oh well, that's the way the Ball Bounces isn't it?

~ Tuesday, Nice Weather all over Again~



~ Monday, May 21, 2018 ~
~ A Blah Monday Morning ~
~ A Not so Bizzy Day ~

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~ Six Morning Glory Vines climbing Now ~

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Dreary looking Monday Morning but no Rain, says Cloudy and 60 at 8 a.m. and going to 79
Not so bad but I would like a few Rays of Sunshine as well as the Plants would also
Any plans? Well, just see what happens as the Day drags along, should get back out and Weed?

Not much shopping needed, just a Braun Shaver Cleaner Cartridge at Walgreens and Milk at the Price Chopper
And of course those Loser Lottos and that's what I got... All $20 of them!
So then at 10:45 a.m. what's there to do the rest of this dreary looking Day... HUH?

And... then a very late Breakfast, dumped a load of Laundry in the Washer... Ho Hum...
Just no Ideas that I wanted to pursue at the Moment, decided to go back to the Price Chopper
I wanted to try scratching off a Full Pack of Scratchers again, usually only win close to two Thirds back
But you never can tell, could be the Big One hiding in that Pack. picked out a Pack and headed back
Then scratched away util all 60 Tickets were attacked, Total of wins #250.00 and one a $100 Win
That is a $50 Loss... but I have a chance of winning that back from the $250 in Winners

~ Best Win for May so Far ~

Well, all those winnng ticets, let's go try one out, headed to the Fast Stop
Navru was sorting out Items approaching the 'Use By' time Limit, but good stuff... He gave me another nice batch
Then I traded a $100 Winner for 4 Tickets and $80 Cash and headed Home to scratch off NOTHING!

~ Another Raid on Give-Aways at the Fast Stop ~

OK, coasting into the Afternoon, time to cook something good again, what do we have?
Well, some Pork chops in the Freezer, some Potatoes in the Crisper, (I know you are not supposed to keep them there)
And some Vidalia Onions in the big Bowl, some Bacon Fat in the fridge, let's make some Hash
So, peeled a few Taters, into the Skillet with some Bacon Fat, then some chopped Onions
Salt, Pepper, a dash of Malt Vinegar... let that simmer, soften and brown up a bit
Then add a couple of Chops, cut into nice chunks to mix in with the Taters and Onions, more simmering
And then at Dinner time, plate that up with some of my leftover Spinach, Onions and Bacon, that should do it

~ More Tasty Pork Hash ~

And that did do it for the Day, the Sun came out later in the Day but a bit cool for sitting out front
So it was just the usual TV, Dinner and La de Dah for the rest of the Day, off to Bed to think about Tuesday

~ Monday, not too bad at That ~



~ Sunday, May 20, 2018 ~
~ A Stormy Sunday Morning ~
~ A Garden Photo Catch Up ~

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~ Rainy Sunday Morning ~ Plants out front look Great! ~

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Forecast for Sunday... 65 to Start, 72 later and T-Storms on the way, gonna rain on my Parade?
Well the only thing I was planning to do out there was fertilizing a few more Plants out front
And then whenever I get a Sprayer, doing all the Gardens out back, other than that... What?

And so, sipped my Apple Juice, fixed an error on my new Blog Video no one but me would notice
Added two more Photos from Saturday and then poured my Coffee and worked my Puzzles
OK... Puzzles done at 8:30, Coffee gone, now what? About 8:15 a loud T-Boom!
A few minutes followed by another BOOM DE BOOM! Then silence, is that all or more coming
Sure wet, dark and dreary looking out there... Where did my Sunshine go?

Out then into that drippy Day, just a light Rain, no Boomies since the first Two
Trucked to the Price Chopper, cashed in $10 in Tickets, added a $20 bill, bought 6 Tickets
Back then to scartch away, won a $5 and a $15... Lost that $10 Win from Saturday... Oh well

So, I had wanted to get out and check the Morning Glory Vines and head out back to see how stuff is doing
But at the moment, no kind of Weather to be doing any trudging in the mud... HUH?
So what can I think up to while away some of the long day still waiting to be used up?

Well the dreary Day brightened up some and the Rain stopped so decided to take out the Trash
And on the way I noticed everythng out front looked really good so it was Photo time again

~ Plants in the Center ~

~ Plants from the Left ~

Dumped my Trash and then headed around back, first stop, the little orphan Knock Out Rose I replanted
Looking good but some dead Branches need to be trimmed out

~ The little Orphan Rose rescued fom next Door ~

Then a check on the Veggie Beds, looks like the Rain really helped, the Veggies and the Weeds too
When it dries up a bit I need to get out there ane weed some more

~ Cucumbers and the new Radishes from the Seed Tape ~

~ Radishes ~ Peppers ~ Tomatoes and Cucumbers on each Side ~

~ Beets in front ~ Celebrity Tomatoes in Back ~

~ Pumpkins looking better every Day ~

The rest of Sunday was just a laid back, take it easy and use up the Day situation
A slow Afternoon and a long TV and Video Evening, some Dinner and off to Dreamland and I sure did that

~ Survived another Weekend ~



~ Saturday, May 19, 2018 ~
~ Dreary Rainy Morning ~
~ Gorgeous Saturday Afternoon ~

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~ More Knock Out Roses Saturday ~

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Saturday Morning, started on my Computer catch up, worked my Puzzles, drank my Coffee, like always
Then nothing on the agenda for the moment so I started on my Blog Video again
Working away on catching up with the Photos on the Time Line I saw a lot were missing, HUH!
So, some hunting around and I found then and added them where they belonged, all OK now? I hope so

The Morning had slipped away then... almost 9 a.m. I looked at the Forecast, HUH? Light Rain?
Looked out the Window, yeah everything Damp out there so the Video Time not wasted, can't work out there

So, first a Trip to the Price Chopper for Lottos and a Jug of Vino Tinto. got my stuff
Headed back Home to put my Wine in the Fridge and scratch my Lottos. bought $20 worth, won $20 back
The Sun had come out nice and bright and I started toting my Sprinkler out front to fertilize with Miracle-Gro
Had done the Neighbor's side on Friday, did most all of the Plants on my side except some Bushes

Then a trip down to the Fast Stop to try Lottoing again, had a nice long chat with Navru
Traded in my $20 worth of Winners for $20 more tickets, back at the Ranchito to win back ony $10
Then back out front, tied Three more strings from the Trellis to the Deck and all is ready now
And Glass of Vino out front to watch the Birdies and the Clouds and enjoy the Weather

On to the rest of the Afternoon, then on to Dinner and an old Movie I recorder on TCM
And then lookeee there! Can you see in the openng Credits what I see in those Clouds?
Either I am nuts or have a vivid imagination... (or both)

~ Do You see what I see in those Clouds? ~

On to the Movie and then some Music and then on to bed and waiting for Sunday's adventures

~ Saturday Gone ~ Sunday Ahead ~



~ Friday, May 18, 2018 ~
~ New Converse Sneakers for Me! ~
~ Slow Day ~ Just Fertilized Some ~

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~ After How Long? ~ New Favorite Sneaker ~ And the Trade-Ins ~

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So what for Friday? Got an Email that my New Converse Sneakers were ready for Pick-up at JCPenny
So I'll head up that way for those and then stop back by Lowes for a new Miracle-Gro Sprayer
Then on the way back from there, stop in at the Price Chopper for a couple Items

Off to JCPenney at 10 a.m. Gorgeous Weather all over again, got there quickly, very little traffic
Parked close, then walked about a half Mile to the very back of the Store for Pick-Up
My Sneakers were ready, I had a $10 off Coupon I got in Email, needed some Socks... so...
I got Six Pair of my favorite 'Gold Toe' Socks for $21 and got that $10 off on the Sale... Nice!

And on the way back, forgot to stop in at Lowes, no hurry for that Sprayer anyway, on to the Prce Chopper
There I picked out Five of my Favorite Tickets, won back my $25 on Three of those... Nice!
And then 'Hone Sweet Home' for what to do the rest of that Gorgeous Day! HUH?

That was all the traveling for the Day, spent some time on my Year long Blog Video
Up to date, halfway thrugh May now, just adding the Day's Photos as we go along

Didn't get the Sprayer so I started watering the Plants out front with my big olg plastic Watering Can
Drop in an ounce of Miracle-Gro, add a Gallon of water and head out to dribble it on the Plants
The Neighbor was sitting out there when I started, so I would empty a Can, sit and chat some then go back for another

~ Sitting and Chatting between Waterings ~

It was pretty warm and Sunny so I was taking my Time, finally got one side done
There are 34 Pots and 8 Planters out there to water so it took a while, do some more on Saturday

The only other activity was on the Porch next Door, a pile of big boards sitting there for over a Year
I had heard that Mimi, our Complex Owner, had told the tenant they would be removed soon
Get this... I just mentioned that to the Neighbor saying I wish they would get them off the Porch
And just then, as I had said it, here comes Tom down the Hill with his Truck and Saw
Got out, Hello and he began sawing the Boards in Half and loadng them on his Truck... How's that for timing?

~ Sawing the Boards in half ~

~ Stowing them in the Truck ~

And that was all she wrote for outside for the Day, when Tom was finished I swept off that Side of the Porch
A lot of dirt and leaves had piled up along and behind the Boards
Back in them to finish the Day as usual... Dinner, TV, Movie and Music... Lett's go try Saturday now

~ Now another Weekend ~



~ Thursday, May 17, 2018 ~
~ Nice Day Again ~
~ Not much going On ~

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~ More Morning Glories Climbing ~

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A nice Day starting for Tuesday, Sun peeking over the Gully and 62 Degrees, just a little cool
But Sunny and heading for a top of 82 later on, that should fill the Bill
Shouldn't have to water for maybe a couple Days, rain started Wednesday evening about TV time
Peeked out, a nice light Rain pouring, kept on for quite some time and that Rain water is better for the Plants

So out first thing to check on the Morning Glory Vines, I did some more string tying on Wednesday
Going to have to get some more Twine to tie lines up to the Deck soon, one Vine is now halfway up the Trellis
Then took a hike out back, everything looking good after the Rain, weeded a bit in the Tomato Bed

Next headed down to the Fast Stop for Lottos, a lot more Talk with Navru about this and than but not the other
Got my Lottos and headed back home to scratch off one little dinky $5 Win, phoooey again
Out front again, most looking good there too, more Roses on the Knock-out Rose Bush

~ One more Day ~ Two more Roses ~

Not much outside doing after the Morning run, sat out front enjoying the Weather some more
I did climb the Stairs up to the Deck to tie a String from the Rail down to the Trellis
I'll need about Five more Strings to accomodate all the Morning Glory Vines now heading up
Have to remember to get a new roll of Twine at the Chopper on the next trip

Then it was cooking time again, trying to eat a bit more, so cooking a bit more
So Thursday was prepping some Spinach to add to the Larder, make it good too!
So, lots of sweet Onions chopped, several strips of Bacon, into the Pot with Butter and Bacon Fat
Let that soften, then Added the Spinach and Salt, Pepper and a spoon of Malt Vinegar

At Dinner Time, Hotted up a Pork Chop, some already prepared Turnips, and a pile of Spinach
This time the Spinach much more Tasty, YUM! More Bacon and Vinegar did the Trick

And that rang the Bell for Thursday... Lookee here!... Friday coming already!

~ Yeah Friday Tomorrow... ~



~ Wednesday, May 16, 2018 ~
~ Cool Morning ~ Warm Afternoon ~
~ Bizzy Morning ~ Bizzy Afternoon ~

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~ Two new Pots of Marigolds ~

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Wednesday... Halfway through the Working Week, for those that Work, but not ME!
Weather looking good again... 62 now, up to 80 later they say, should be nice enough
And again, not a thing planned, no Gardening needs to be done, only a Trip to Lowes
Will be looking for a new Hose and maybe a couple of Plants

Just stepped out the Door at 9 a.m. brrrr, kind of cool out there this Morning
Well yeah, 67 Degrees but after the high temps we have been having... it feels brrrrr

Morning stuff done, set out for Lowes again, needed a Hose and a couple Plants
Got that and headed back to the Price Chopper, stopped in for $20 worth of Lottos
And then home to scratch off $20 in Losars, oh well, win some, lose more

First thing, filled up those two empty Pots the Neighbor had set out front
They look right purty with those Marigolds in them now, not their regular Spot there
I moved them over out of the way after I took the Photo for my Blog<
That brings the total of pots out there to 34, and 8 Planters and then those 12 Plants in the Stairway Planter
Next, took a shot of the Eggplant in the Pot, really looking good overnight

~ Eggplant One Day Later ~ Really Getting Up and Going! ~

Then I took the new Hose out back to hook it up, thought I would use it to spray some Miracle-Gro
Turned on the Water, headed out back and the Sprayer wouldn't work, cancelled that idea

~ One Rose on Monday ~ Then Five on Tuesday ~

Back around front the Neighbor came out and we started chatting again
After quite some time, I decided to go back out and just Water the Plants instead of fertilizing
Then dragged the new Hose around front, then swept and washed the dirt and leaves out of the Parking area
That was all the outside work for the Day, back in to set out some Dinner to thaw and catch up on the TV

And that's was all she wrote for a just fine Wednesday

~ Wednesday? Yeah another Good Day! ~



~ Tuesday, May 15, 2018 ~
~ More Watering ~ Nice Lotto Win ~
~ Halfway Through the Merry Merry Month of May ~

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~ Pumpkins Looking Good! ~

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A BLAH looking Morning out there, Cloudy but no Rain and warm enough at 69
And to be not as warm as Monday with a top of 78, no plans except to Water out back
So Morning Computer stuff all done, time to get showered up and on with the gloomy looking Day

And off to the Fast Stop for Lottos, a lot of Chat witn Navru and got my Lottos
And the Sun came out just as I got Home... a good Omen? Well it made my Day brighter for sure
That is when I worked a Lotto Ticket for a nice $100 Win, best one of the Month so far

~ More Lotto Ammo on this Ticket! ~

And a gift from Navru on my way out, a free Sack of Donuts and a little Cake
That would do just fine for a late Breakfast before heading out to do some watering Business

~ More Loot from the Fast Stop! ~

Then headed out into the hazy Sun, Temp just right for comfort, tugged the Hose around Back
Then up the Hill to the Bench and watered all the new Sunflower Seeds on each side
Back down to water all the Veggie Beds and got a Photo of the Pumpkin Patch with the good looking Plants
And then, wouldn't you know it, the sky started dripping, after all my watering efforts

The drips didn't last long, more hazy Sun on a very comfortable Weather Day
I noticed a large branch on my Tomato in the Pot was headed the wrong way, tied it wth some Twine
Then took a look at the Morning Glory Pot, another Plant wanting to climb
No upright post near that one so I tied some Twine to the trellis for it to climb, it liked it
Another Plant in the rear of the Pot getting ready so I tied another string for it

~ One More 'Glory' Climbing, another getting Ready ~ ~

Later I was in the Kitchen and heard the water running, I had left the Hose hooked up but shut off
I shut off the Water and then headed out back to check the Hose, the Hose had come loose from his connector
So, I was thinking of getting a new Hose anyway, looks like that will be the next thing at Lowes

Then in the way back in I got a call from Lewis, "you going to be home? I am heading that way"
"Why shore, come ahead", and I sat out fron chatting with the Neighbor waiting for him,
The Sun had come out full and not as hot as Tuesday, just a great Day for porch sitting

~ Lewis arrived for his DVDs ~

The here comes Lewis down the Hill, came in and took a seat on the Porch, introduced him to my Neighbor
I handed him the DVDs I had made for him, he wanted to Pay for them, PAY! I don't do Photos for pay!
Some chat and then I asked him if he would like to see a Preview of the DVDs, Yep, we headed in
Asked the Neighbor too, he decided to join us and we entered the Auditorium for the Show

~ DVDs for Lewis ~

I played my Union Station Video first, then the Parkville River Video, They liked them (of course)
Then one more and the Neighbor had to leave. Lewis said he better be going to, had to be with his Wife
So I got to show some Videos, had a good Visit and Chat, that wound up the Afternoon

The only thing left to do was set up some Dinner and start my TV Evening, out to the Kitchen
Still had some Pork. Green Beans and Turnips all prepared, decided to add some whole grain Corn
Chopped up some Vidalia Onion, Sauteed that in Bacon Fat and Butter, added the Corn and Salt and Pepper
Let that simmer a bit and then set aside to wait for Dinner, back to finish a long and boring bloody Movie
Finished that, had my Dinner and then finished the Day with a better Movie and off to beddy bye after another good Day

~ Wednesday can't be a Better Day but we can Try! ~



~ Monday, May 14, 2018 ~
~ Planted those Sunflowers ~
~ And a HOT Day out There! ~

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~ First Rose on the 'Knock Out' Bush ~

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Off on what they say will be a HOT Day, pretty warm already when I set out for Lowes
All I needed was a sack od Potting Soil, loaded that up and headed back, stopped in at the Price Chopper
Just needed a couple things I forgot on Monday, Wine, Baggies and Ground Beef and of course Lottos

Picked up that stuff and headed home, unloaded, then back out to drag that bag of Soil out of the Blazer
Loaded up a half Pail of Potting Soil and headed up the hill, planted 28 Sunflower Seeds by the Bench
Layed Two Seeds in each Spot hoping at least One would pop up, then covered them with Soil
Put up a couple of little Fences to keep the Mowing Crew away and headed back in

~ 14 Seeds in each Spot ~

~ On each side of the Bench ~

Then back out front to hook up the Hose and Water everything on the Neighbor's side, and it needed it
Took a break and chatted with the Neighbor when he came out front to sample the Weather
Noticed the Tomato Plant in the Pot out front is doing twice as good as the Three in back
Why would the Plants like the Pots better than a roomy Raised Bed? Then got another Photo of the Tomato and Eggplent

~ The Race is On! ~ What's First? ~ A Tomato or an Eggplant? ~

Back in then to make Patties out of that pile of Ground Beef I got at the Price Chopper
Made Eleven large Patties for the Freezer and one more for Dinner later
And then... Back out front to finish Watering all of my Side of the Yard, a lot of Plants out there now
One more glass of Vino out there watching the Sun go away and the Clouds creep im, saying T-Store later
Then finished out the Day as usual, Dinner, TV and Music, now on to Tuesday

~ Another Good Day on the Way? ~



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