Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Yard Work...Ours

Sunday was beautiful here.  Topping out in the mid-70's, I didn't want to stay in the house anymore.  After being cooped up for a week because of this cold, I just had to get out and get air...real, fresh air!  

I started as always, pulling a weed here, then there, and over there.  Then I decided to move a few plants.  So, when  the Pres came home in the midst of my digging holes, asked me what I was up to and I told him, he grimaced.  It seems I always get in trouble when I have a shovel in my hands.  That day was different...he agreed with what I was doing and where I was moving "the extras."

Actually I was quite surprised that he offered to give me a hand but I was not about to say no.  After moving plants, putting down some perennial seed and then fencing in the Hydrangeas, the Rhododendrons and the Viburnum so the deer can't get close to them, we were almost done.  Then once the Pres began heading back to the garage and I said, "Hon, want to help me dig this grass and move it somewhere where it will do better?"

We had been outside three hours already and with a haggard look on his face, he said, "Do you want to move it now or in the Spring?"  

Bursting into laughter, I said, "Did you really ask ME if I want to wait until Spring?"

Finding a spot was my dilemma.  However, the Pres found what we hope will be a perfect spot for the Japanese Blood Grass.  It should get the sun it needs and is in an area that is well drained.  Besides, I think the red tips will help accentuate the Oak-leaf Hydrangeas it is near.

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Yard Work...Ours

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Relief...A Story

It all began the day I went kayaking on the river.  It was a new approach to get to one of my favorite lakes.

As I got closer to the lake, I heard the geese heading in my direction.

Flying directly overhead, groups of Canadian Geese would round the bend one after another.

Preoccupied by the Geese, I nearly missed the Heron wading in the nearby mashes.

Did you know that a group of geese is called a skein, team or a wedge unless they are flying close together, then they are referred to as a plump?   How cute is that?

Wonderful? Yes.

Breathtakingly beautiful? Yes.

However, after reaching the lake I realized how long I'd been gone and that I was running on empty.  Paddling up river heading back with a 20-25 mph wind working against me, I began to feel like I'd gone too far...like I overdid it as I had already consumed all the food and water that I'd brought so all I could do was focus. 

It was rough, but I finally made it remembering to bear left at the downed Willow. The only problem now was that I had to pee...badly.  

So, after I climbed out of the kayak and dissembled my paddles and gear, I looked for some tall, thick bushes and squatted.  

Ahhhh...relief at last!  Sure there were a few prickly pinches but the relief was totally worth it.  

Then before I could get my shorts up, I heard noises.  Holy crap, someone was coming down the gravel launch!  Hurriedly, I finished pulling up my drawers and pulled my shirt over my shorts hoping to cover anything that was still exposed.  It was all good.  Whew...close call, I thought.  

After chatting briefly with the gentleman and my gear was all loaded and I was ready to hit the road. 

When I got home and told the Pres about my adventure while I was stuffing my face (note to self:  bring more food), he said, "Hon, lay down and take a nap.  You look exhausted and you're just GETTING over a bad cold. Tell me the rest when you wake up."

As nice as that sounds, while lying on the couch with the blanket over my head, I kept feeling something pinching me.  However I was so whipped that I drifted off before I could worry about it. It wasn't until I woke up and headed to the bathroom to pee.

Yes indeed..a stick was in my underwear! Apparently, that's what was pinching my butt when I relieved myself in the bushes.

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Relief...A Story

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