Friday, August 13, 2010

Fertilizer Friday Aug 13.10

The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before.
- Vita Sackville-West
Yes, I am optimistic.
I'm optimistic that the day will come (very soon?) when I can relax in my garden once again rather than run through on a Friday morning and snap a few bad shots of my lovely babies who are continuing to bloom.
I'm also optimistic that I'll get to sit out on my back deck again very soon (ain't it all purdy now!) ..... with a tall, cool something or other (it could be something liquid or it could be something male!!) ..... and enjoy the sunshine and the plants found there. .

The geranium in the basket isn't blooming right now, but look at how lush the ivy has become with its beautiful shiny leaves!

And I'm optimistic that I'll get all my necessary chores done before I head off to Newfoundland for vacation next Wednesday .
Plans for the weekend, you ask?
  • I'm helping one daughter get settled temporarily in one bedroom
  • Helping the other pack for nursing school and putting it into the trunk of my car to take with me when I leave for NL next Wednesday
  • Finishing the organization of one bedroom for my new Mexican student
  • Varathaning the yellow bench so I can get it out of the other half organized bedroom for my new German student
  • Making a list so that when 18 yr old flies to meet me in NL, 20 yr old can move from temporary bedroom to permanent location AND clean temporary bedroom for new student
  • Ripping hair out of head, screaming and/or moaning and looking towards the heavens whilst shouting "Why me, Lord? Why me!"
  • And generally collapsing in exhaustion!


I'm also optimistic that I'll get to join Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday.
Perhaps we'll see each other there! I'll be the cross-eyed one with the bald patches and the limp!


Eva Gallant said...

Busy Lady!

Crafty Gardener said...

Being optimistic is a wonderful quality to have. You certainly have some busy days up ahead.

Nezzy said...

Optimism is good my friend. A new student??? I can't wait to meet her and she is so blessed to have you as a host parent.

Your flowers are gorgeous but girl ya crack me up....liquor or a man heeehehehe! I love it!

Have a wonderful trip next week and a super weekend! :o)

Terra said...

Your optimism will help as you get through this crazy busy week.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi Doris, I'm trying to be optimistic too, but it's hard with all this heat! Have a wonderful time in Newfoundland and bring back pics!

Maureen said...

Whew! Busy-busy! Have a great vacation.

SandwichINK Real Estate Info said...

Sounds like fun and exciting times you'll savor down the road as you enjoy you sweet family memories. And the delightful thing about your plants is that they will be waiting for you with joy as well. :)

Marie said...

Having an optomistic view of life makes it so much better Sandy! I hope that you have a lovely holiday in Newfoundland! xxoo

Suzy said...

Busy life! Find some time for YOU!

The Words Crafter said...

My first laughter of the day, thanks. You sure do have a lot going on, I don't know how you managed to find the right keys to put your fingers on. Your deck sure does look purdy, as do your flowers. I do sincerely hope you can find some tall, handsome cool drink of water to enjoy :)

Splurgie said...

I'm exhausted just reading your list. Better sustain yourself with a multi-grain Bagel, toasted with butter AND low fat strawberry cream cheese. Doesn't that sound good?

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said... much to do and so little time...have a great vacation...sounds like you really need it! xoxo

Rebecca said...

I've been delinquent! I tried to catch up by reading many of your past posts....but couldn't come across explanation of your two "new students". Sounds very exciting. Can't remember if I know that you've done this before.

You DO have a lot on your plate right now. Sounds like you need a little more "red spa" time! (Yes, I read that post, too, and LOVED it.)

wendy said...

You've got alot ahead of you girl...I'd be tearing my hair out too......but it is always more fun then work in the long run.

My flowers and garden are finally starting to actually look like something. We just got back from a trip to B.C. and WOWZA everything looks so gorgeous there.

See Mom Smile said...

Oh my gosh girl you have a lot on your plate. Well I have something for you that might help out a little. How about a $50 gift certificate to CSN Stores? You won my first giveaway! As soon as I figure out how to get it to you I'll let you know!