Tuesday, July 28, 2015


       Just got home from the dentist. Brother took me for post op checkup. Had to have all my top teeth out yesterday. Whew! Glad that's behind me. guess my new name will be  "Denture Dottie". At least all teeth will be perfect. Just waiting for the swelling to go down. I know....tmi...Now here I sit, too humid (really. like the Bayou in LA) to do anything out there. Gotta watch the Weather Channel to see what's comming. The weeds are going great, but so are the Daylilies and Phlox. Some stuff needs staking and deadheading but that's on my TOIT list. I wonder if any one has a recipe for plums? There are literally THOUSANDS of them on my tree this year! More than ever before. That could be a great Christmas gift...Pretty cloth on top, tied with a ribbon, etc. etc. I used to be very creative in my youth. I even have a recipe for rose hip jelly from Euell Gibbons.I know this is short , but maybe I'll be back later...

Monday, July 20, 2015

Weeds Weeds Weeds!

       Those darn weeds, evergrowing. I wish the rest of my things did as well. Even tho it feels about 100 degrees today, I know later I have to get busy. There is a pile of debris sitting in my driveway that has to be stripped down, and the front and back yards need to be weed wacked as well. Because the truck isn't running, this whole gigantic mess has to be put in brown bags for trash pickup on Wednesday AM. And I don't feel especially energetic today. Guess this calls for a big pot of coffee!    Whine whine, I know. Usually people offer for easy things,and want to be paid!  Well, I never seem to have any "extra" funds laying around, and weeding is actually WORK, so I do it myself. My friend in California has a lawn service, so it's never a problem for  her. Unless I get a boyfriend ( HA HA HA HA!) who can do it or pay someone else to do it, here I sit. Complaining. The last guy in my life didn't turn out so well. It seems as he was visiting me every day, and even came for dinner, there was a girlfriend he forgot to mention! When I confronted him on this issue, he got angry and to this day won't even look at me when he walks his dog by my house. And he walks by twice a day. I have to wonder what his issue is. There are lots of other streets he could walk on. Get over yourself, Luis!! You aren't that special!                                                 So I guess it is time to get busy, as Arsenio would say, and do the coffee and the other mundane tasks anead of me. So ta ta for now.....

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hot Hot Hot

I am sweating- I mean sitting- in my mudroom in front of a tiny fan. Hopefully, later this p.m. I will venture out into the jungle that was once a manicured lawn and beds. While I seemed to be on Hiatus, the things around me were definately not! Now I have to play catch-up. There will be tons of clippings and pruning and Oh MY God ---The WEEDS! The finances will not be available till the Sept check to fix the altenator in my beloved little truck, so I will load all debris in the back of the bed for now in barrels. The nice thing about this month is a lion's share of lillies and Feverfew and Phlox and Clematis are going crazy in the heat and humidity! I have color everywhere! Just wish I had a camera to share this with all of you. Maybe Santa will get the memo???  Those stinkey "Josee" lilacs are blooming again, so I view them from afar. Some sunflowers the birds planted are huge and I can't wait for the blooms. Each year the birds pick  some of the seeds to snack on  and in flight they drop some. They show up all around the yard. It is fun to see where 'nature" plans things to be. There seems to be a redundancy in my thoughts today. Both entries contain similar things. Sorry.

Summer sweat--or sweet

As I sit in my mudroom, it is soooooo muggy and stickey here my glasses are fogging up! Later on this eve I purpose to get after all the double didget high weeds that have established a home in all of my beds Seems like they don't take breaks like some of us people do. I am going to load up five gallon pails and barrels because my truck is not drivable at the moment.                                         Getting money for my altenator is looking like it will have to come from September 3rd's check. I can just load all barrels and put them in the back bed of my truck for storage. I could never own a landscaping company because in extreme summer weather, while the weeds still grow, the grass still needs cutting, the hedges still need clipping to keep up their pristine appearance, o'l Kathy Lynch is melting away in some corner of her mudroom. Some guys are out there even working construction on the highways!!Hats off to them! As long as I am a "fattie-Boom-balattie",  this shall be my lot in life. But I can really hustle in cooler weather!                 One thing I keep a record of each year is the first time I see a lightning bug. This goes way back to my younger years. I have a very fond memory of these little creatures. When I was back at home, I left for work each morning at 6:45. There was a neighbor I had a crush on and he happened to be comming home from his third shift job around the same time. Every morning we would pass each other at the same time, same spot on the road. Well, what was a girl to do to speed up the natural course of things????? I hatched a plan. Because we passed every morning at the same spot, I started to wave each day. He started waving back. I let this go for a while, then moved to part "B" of my idea. One day, I left a few minutes earlier. I pulled to the side of the road, and parked. I opened my hood and stood there like a damsel in distress. When the object of my affection came up the street, as  I was hoping, he stopped to  assist. By the time we parted ways that day, I had arranged to have him come over that weekend to ride horses with me. This started a summer romance. We spent lots of nights drinking "Boones Farm" wine, going to concerts in Boston seeing groups like Santana, J Giles, Traffic, and the rest of the groups that toured at that time. We also enjoyed the frequent availability of Marijuana. He was 6 and 1/2 feet tall and had long blond hair and for a vehicle he drove a hearse! I was head over heels. Well, one night we were parked on my back road, drinking a little, smoking a little, listening to music, and there were lots of lightning bugs flitting outside the window. I got out and started to catch them in my hands. I let them all go free to fly inside the back of the hearse. It was like a twinkling little light show. After a while, we released them all back outside. No bugs were harmed in the making of this memory....Oh, to be 18 again.....and young and foolish...   Well, now back to boring reality, being grown up, responsible, law abiding, blaah blaah..blaah. Thanks for the memories, Earl,,, where ever you are. At least I still have those little harbingers of summer.