Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Who knew weeding and planting could be so hard on the legs?  got up to seven rows planted, with another row almost cleared of weeds to plant.  Not sure what to put there though.  We're now up to two rows of peppers, four hills of squash-still room for something else on that row-and the full row of kale in addition to the first three I did.
Rain over the weekend made it easier to get the seventh row in yesterday, and all of my brothers went out there for a while-hence the extra row nearly ready.  Might be two actually.  My mom wants tomatoes but we have to get the plants first.  No seeds on that one.
Debating on zucchini, cantelope, and watermelon for the leftover hills.  Don't know if we have the seeds though.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Getting hot...

Been digging out the weeds in the garden for the past three weeks and today it was rather hard to get the same amount done due to the heat.  Its even a bit cloudy and still hot.  But I got another row ready for planting.
Not much luck job hunting, though I was able to talk to my boss about increasing my hours so I can save more for school.
My mom got her hummingbird feeder up, and the same one(we think) is monopolizing it so we only see that one. Sigh.
Tried playing horse and what she calls train with my niece on monday and regretted it later.  Horse I think is self explanatory, train is just a piggyback ride.  Both affect my back.

Saturday, May 14, 2016


Ow. Spent most of my spare time this week either helping my uncle clear out his storage shed-lot of heavy stuff and much use of my truck or my mom's hatchback-or digging weeds out of the garden.  Finally cleared enough to plant three rows yesterday.  One row of cauliflower first, a split row of lettuce and spinach next, and a row of onions-may be late for them, but I can hope.
Also had to set up the watering system before planting so I knew where to put them.  That was mainly digging around for the right pipes and connections.  Then testing the pressure so it dripped out instead of blowing the pipes off.  Now to get more rows ready and keep those clear of weeds...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Last but not Least

And A- in experimental! Which raised my GPA a whole .01 percent, but its still good.  If I pass everything next semester I may graduate with a 3.0 which would be fun.
Sigh.  Going to have to get a second job the way my current job is going.  Didn't work my shift last night due to overstaffing, was supposed to cover for a coworker this morning and that didn't go either. Sigh.  Say a rather funny ad for a job that I might go for, but its full time and might not work with my last semester of college.  Wouldn't hurt to try though...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


So far I'm passing!  An A in Studio Lighting-which I was worried about-and I wasn't expecting that high of a grade.  Maybe he's not as much of a stickler about the classes after seminar?  Seminar is a B+! Yes!!! Granted, I was also worried about that one, though I was not warned about failing at all so I must have been doing a lot better somehow.  Intro to Teaching is also an A, but that's no surprise.  It's a beginner level course and so aside from the field experience was rather easy compared to photo stuff.
However, still no word on my Experimental class! Well, that was the last final I took, so it may take longer.  I really hope I got a good grade.  Be nice to have my GPA be close to a 3.0.  Thanks to my grades from this semester so far I'm almost to a 2.8.
Had a very nasty wind storm over the weekend, which also did not help the cold I caught-now getting over thankfully, as I've got work tonight-and so I wasn't much help on the cleanup.  We didn't lose any trees, though my brother would argue about the three weed trees along the back fence that snapped as counting.  Our neighbors did, and one of them had several large branches fall as well.  We just got a bunch of small branches and pine needles mixed with cones all over the yard. Spent over an hour trying to clear that up but my cold wouldn't let me do much more.  My siblings got most of the rest, but we still have the hill and the back to do.
My niece was with us from sunday night to this morning, but due to my cold I could't play with her much.  Don't want to get her sick as she has some lung problems already.  My sister in law was also sick, and yesterday it evolved into a real problem with breathing so that my brother ran her to the E.R.  Still not sure what's wrong, but they got her on meds that are helping.