It’s been 3 weeks since I shaved my head with the dog clippers. In another week or so I’ll probably be shaving it again. Just maybe not quite as short since I ordered my own set of clippers for humans.
So here’s my hair after 3 weeks…
I made a collage of sorts to show you the progression of hair growth during those three weeks. In the latest photo I think I look a bit like a duckling just beginning to get feathers.
When I was cleaning out my closet the other day I came across some framed photos of me when I was 28 years old. I took a photo of one to show you how thick my hair was and is.
I see I should have noticed to clean the glass first. Oh well. You get the idea.
In other news here is my sweet Charlie boy after he was groomed yesterday.
I’m sure glad I didn’t have to try to do it myself because in the past I’ve really botched dog grooming.
On Wednesday when Kendra and I came back here to my place I decided to see if she wanted the garden planter that I’ve had for years. I bought it from an antique store somewhere around Tyler, Texas.
It was just a bit big for my patio and I decided I wanted to do something different against the fence where I usually have it.
See it there against the fence? That’s where I’ve had it in previous years.
When she gets done rebuilding her deck, she said she plans to put it there.
In the place where I normally put it, I decided I wanted to grow more vines on the fence to allow myself a bit more privacy.
Those smaller pots that will fit in the planter get too hot in the middle of summer due to their size, and after awhile the flowers in them dry out so quickly they tend to die.
So I made another 30 minute appointment at Southwoods and headed over there yesterday afternoon. I wanted to get the yellow Carolina Jessamine I saw there on Wednesday. It will give me a bit more yellow to contrast with all the purples and lavenders I have.
Of course I picked up a few more things while I was there. Didn’t want to waste that 30 minutes of nursery strolling time. Kendra was busy doing her taxes so decided not to go along on this trip.
It got down around freezing last night, so I brought all my plants in from both Wednesday and yesterday. Takes up my whole table, as you can see.
Plus there’s a couple of seed packets. A packet of morning glory seeds and a packet of moon vine. I love moon vine and plan to plant it right outside the patio doors so I can enjoy it at night.
I think I have four perennials to plant, along with the other plants and flowers and herbs and a tomato and a cucumber plant.
I fell in love with this lacy petaled daisy. When I was a child daisies were always my favorite flower because I thought the flowers looked so cheerful.
I will have to dig out some of the sedum that has spread so rapidly to get to the dirt underneath. All that sedum is taking up valuable planting space.
And I’m waiting on the two lightweight resin pots I ordered from Lowes to arrive.
Here is the link to the pots if you want to check them out.
They’re a good size and I don’t think I’ll need any more pots after this because I bought the big green ones last year and some the year before that.
Wherever you live, I hope you’re close to planting time. Enjoy your garden space, wherever and however big it may be. It will feel so good to dig in the dirt.
In fact gardening is good for your health.
It seems there is another reason for digging in the dirt and letting children making mud pies. Research shows that a particular bacteria, Mycobacterium Vaccae, in garden soil can increase serotonin levels and improve learning.