Sunday, June 27, 2010

What do you do...

What do you do when it's been 1000 degrees and horribly humid for days and days?

You run down to the creek, bark at a few turtles and beavers, and come home dripping in mud.

Then you make a puddle on the porch, shake mud onto mommy (that's me) and show her your muddy wiener 'cuz you know you are in trouble.

Then she gets to stand outside in the sun, heat, and humidity to hose off mystery swamp stuff!

The End.

Friday, June 25, 2010

No time

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Nothing much to say these days. My Pharmacology class ends Friday and the Pathophysiology class starts the next Tuesday. I have 3 exams this week. There are at least 5 chapters of reading due before the first day of Patho. It will require 1 drug from each group just to make it through. One anti-psychotic, maybe 2 pain killers, 1 anti-nausea, 1 antacid....

Update: Went out this morning to get a flat tire found on my car yesterday repaired. Got the tire fixed, drove home, and as I waited for the gate to open I heard, "POP!" Yep, the other rear tire went flat! *Sigh* Back to the tire shop for the second time in one day.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Somebody stop me!!

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By 9:45 AM, I had:

Changed the sheets on the bed, laundered the dirty ones and hung them out on the line.

Swept the floors, vacuumed up the piles of dust and dog hair, and made pancakes and bacon for breakfast (Happy Father's Day!)

Helped carry some furniture down from the office above the garage, and helped carry up a queen size mattress and box springs, all in 90 heat.

Showered and dressed and was in the car on the way to the Walmart for some much needed grocery shopping.

Let's see by a show of hands, how many think I am avoiding reading any more about laxatives and anti-diarrheals?

How many think I am taking some kind of drug other than laxatives and anti-diarrheals??

And how many think I should just take my perky productiveness and go away??

Results soon!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Can I just say...


And also, that I love zucchini...

but that summer school is making it hard to harvest vegetables before they take on pornographic proportions!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Garden update

After bush-hogging the area behind the orchard, I thought it was time for a little garden update.

The grape vines planted last summer have finally starting taking off.

We have a few tomato plants that are not as big as my neighbor's. Maybe I started them late, and I know I never transplanted them into larger pots. I just stuck the little seedlings into the ground when it got warm enough. In front and to the left is oregano, and between the rows of tomatoes are self-seeding lemon basil plants.

Behind the basil and tomatoes are a few sweet pepper plants.

The broccoli is just about done, but the cabbages are hanging tough.

At the other end of that bed, the celery is doing well. Last year, the celery was a complete failure, but I guess we've had enough rain this spring to make it happy!

Garlic is starting to die back in preparation for harvesting in July.

Out in the orchard, the peaches on one tree are "just about" ready to pick. I seem to have held off the brown rot with frequent spraying of sulfur. I'm not quite sure why the other trees are further behind than this one, since they are the same variety.

The apples and pears are hanging in there, although the pears are still suffering from fire blight, despite the sulfur sprays. One tree is down to a single branch. I hope it makes it, but I don't hold out much hope.

Behind the orchard, I planted my vining species... zukes, cukes, and spaghetti squash. As you can see, the weeds really love the manure I added to the soil!

The 1 remaining spaghetti squash plant is making a run for it!

But its got babies!

Look what is under the jumbo zucchini leaves! I harvested a few that were ready.

Can you tell which one hid from me the longest?? Try hard. See it?

That big boy may not make for good eating, but it has provided hours of giggling and naughty humor. We are, after all, still juveniles around here, and I hope that never changes!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

How to ruin your summer!

I know I haven't posted lately, but that's because there isn't much to say. Summer school started just today, but we received our first assignment a couple of days ago. 10 chapters of pharmacology information. Ugh! And the schedule shows that my five week first summer session is actually only 4 weeks long! Ugh again!

Class today was a bit confusing, with the instructor only recently learning that she would present the first content. Therefore, the PowerPoint presentation didn't match up with the lecture note. Chaos ensued. And then tonight, another 6 chapters assigned for tomorrow morning's lecture. Double ugh!

So, there you have it. Not much going on outside, either. It rains just about every day at some point. I have the nicest looking weeds in the vegetable beds, and the grass in the lawn can practically be braided. I do run out every so often and move a couple of loads of mulch, but it is a slow process.

Please keep me in your thoughts as I desperately try to learn enough about chemicals and therapeutic drugs to pass this class! On a positive note, my book has a chart that lists street names for the most commonly abused drugs, so at least I can sound cool while hanging with my homies!