Life With Allergies

TULIPS

Finally, after more than a week and a half, I have some relief.  Relief from allergies, the pressure, the sinus headaches, the sinus infection, the stuffiness and the constant need to blow your nose.  Now, Roy is coming down with all the same symptoms.  The last few weeks have been simply horrible.  Lack of sleep, the medicine-head feeling, and all you want to do is sleep, but life does not stop when you’re feeling good.  The dogs still need to go out, the doo doo’s need to be picked up, dinner needs to be made, the house cleaned, and the laundry done.  All of which took every part of my being to accomplish.  I am finally starting to feel like myself again, thank God.

SEEDLINGS 4-2-13

4-12-13 Plants

Life continues.  The plants are doing incredibly well and are getting bigger every day.  We are so pleased that our garden plants are growing up right before our eyes, and are doing 100% better than last years plants.  Last year was our first time gardening ever, other than a little cherry tomato plant in a pot we had in prior years, and along the way we have learned some valuable gardening lessons.  We learned that we can’t leave the grow light on 100% of the time, as this makes your plants grow spindly and out of control.  We learned that after they get their first 3-4 true leaves, they need some sort of fertilizer to make them strong.  We learned that you can’t keep all the little pots too close to each other, or mold will grow on the pots and can damage your seedlings.  All good lessons that we have learned along the way.

BELLA AND GREEN BALL

Spring is finally upon us, and I cleaned off the weed eater and mower and got it running over the weekend and cut our grass for the first time.  I’ve got lots of doggie pee spots to fix in the backyard, but that happens when you have a dog.  Last year I worked really hard in growing new grass in the backyard and it turned out to be the plushest lawn ever, and I want to get it back to that same state this year.  I always look forward to this time of year, even though maintaining a yard is lots of work, I actually enjoy it.  One thing that you might not have known about me is that I have worked as a professional landscaper.  I know how to build stone walls, install walkways, install sprinkler systems, run a tractor to grade new lawns, know how to drive a BobCat, and much more.  Beautifying yards is in my blood and to some cutting the lawn is a chore, but not to me.

1 2 3 FLOWER POTS

The little craft project that I was working on is finally finished.  I painted three small clay pots in Behr Mint Majesty with a black rim.  I used Mod Podge to adhere my yellow circles to the pots, then added my 1 2 3 numbers for some charm.  I am growing some marigolds under the grow lights and I will plant them in these pots when they are bigger.  I love the bright summer colors on these pots and I can’t wait to find more uses for the Mint Majesty paint!

We’ll be getting new neighbors soon, as our neighbor sold his house.  We are anticipating the arrival of new friends to enhance our summer with cookouts and awesome fire pit nights.

Roy got a new car over the weekend.  He picked out a new 2013 Elantra.  Ah, the new car smell is such a wonderful thing.  Now, trying to figure out what all the buttons and gadgets do is another thing.  I still have to get used to watching for a different color of car pulling into the driveway, and I am sure the dogs do too!  They always sit by the front window and watch for Daddy to arrive home, now they see his new car and wonder “who the heck is here?”

Also, don’t forget that we are still collecting donations for the APL and if you can make a donation of even $1, or $5, or $10 to this worthy cause, we appreciate it.  We don’t get anything for all of our efforts but hope that everyone who is reading this, can make a small donation today!  Every little bit helps and it all adds up and helps those animals in need.  Click HERE to make a donation!

I am glad that life is finally getting back to normal, as my energy level is back to normal.  The timing could not be better, as I have a lot of work ahead of me with the yard, the garden, and trying to finish painting our bedrooms to freshen them up for Spring.  So, I hope that everyone missed me, but I am finally back and ready to keep up with life again!