Do you stand at the windows or doors pondering spring gardens? I always do. Year after year. When February is about over I’m raring to go, even though I have a few months of winter left here.
It’s cold this morning and I have the little heater that I drag back and forth from the living room to the bedroom going. I’ve been considering getting one of those fake fireplaces with the electric heater inside.
I miss not having a fireplace. Do any of you have one of those electric ones you buy with the fireplace surround?
Here are Charlie and Ivy, side by side napping. They’re even sleeping the same way.
Ivy has been getting herself into trouble. I got up at 5 a.m. to find that she’d dragged the toilet paper all through the kitchen into the dining room. It looked like a gang of kids had been in here, as she had some of it up on the furniture and some of it across the floor.
Then yesterday I found her in the kitchen playing with a big mound of it, but it was wet. I keep the toilet lid closed at all times. So I suppose she must have dragged it through their water dish, where she likes to put her toys.
She will go weeks without fussing with the toilet paper roll and then go bonkers with it.
I just got up and retrieved her toy out from under a piece of furniture with my yard stick. What on earth would I do without my handy yard stick?
In other news, my patio door has been installed.
Problem is, the left door is the one that opens and it swings right into the dining table. There’s really not enough space to scoot the table down and still have room to sit at the other end. So I’m trying to figure out that dilemma.
I realized how much I’ve missed my two sets of French doors back in Texas.
My sleep number bed should arrive next Monday, but I brought the pillow home with me last week. It has certainly made a difference in how I sleep!
This is the one I have.
It is the heaviest pillow I’ve ever picked up. But whatever is in there sure is comfy. Now I realize, with the cut out in it, my big shoulders have somewhere to go. No wonder my neck is always sore when I sleep!
I’ve always had these big shoulders. My daughters have them too. So it just makes sense that having a place for your shoulders to go evens out your neck position.
When Nathan told me that he liked to cook, I had no idea how well he could cook. Last week he brought over a bowl of chili for me to eat. And yesterday he brought over a grilled burger.
He told me that he used to share a place with a guy who was going to cooking school. And since Nathan was interested, he taught him all his tricks. The guy is now a chef someplace.
So he not only brings all the fixings for your burger like onions and pickles. But he garnishes with sliced avocado and bacon. His food is always presented well.
Can’t ask for more than good home cooked meals. As well as the food brought right to my door.
He adds all these things that I would never have thought of and would never know how to cook with. So I gave him the pots and pans I had stored in my dishwasher.
I figure if he’s going to cook meals for me, then he might as well use the pots and pans I brought from Texas that never get used. He left the ones he had with the mother of his boys when he moved over here.
He also now lives next to a woman whose son is a rep for Cox Cable. I really didn’t miss the TV much. But certain news show I liked to stream on my laptop. Except they always cut out and I’d miss out on a lot.
So I looked into Hulu and Sling and all the ones that say they carried the channels I liked to watch. But when I put Tulsa into the search box, I found that those channels are not available in my region.
The woman’s son gave Nathan a great deal and Nathan gave me his card and he did the same for me. I’m going to have Nathan hook up my small TV in the bedroom for the few shows I like to keep up with.
I was paying for a phone with no long distance and no TV. Just basic phone and internet. For the amount it would have cost me to add long distance back to my phone, I also got TV. The same channels I had as before. I just couldn’t pass that kind of deal up.
Now I can call my sister again.
I’m getting the usual spring fever. I stand at the door staring outside imagining my containers filled with petunias and daisies and all kinds of herbs.
I’ll have to get pineapple sage for Charlie because this herb seems to help his tummy when it’s upset. He would even chew at the dead stalks until I had the patio cleaned up and the plants cut back. I didn’t want him poking an eye out.
I imagine lantana and mint spilling over the raised bed and hostas sprouting from the soil. As well as lemon balm and other mints I always have growing scenting the air. Not to mention my yellow roses. This will be my third year with the roses.
I typically add something new every year, so I’ve been pondering what that might be. What colors I will use and how I might mix various plants together in containers.
It’s so much fun to imagine my garden space.
The fur kids say hi to all of you!