April was all about gardening & trees & bees. I wonder what May’s going to bring now.

Today I kept thinking about that little silly rhyme about the weather: "April showers bring May flowers." Well, with today's heavy rain this morning (and more predicted for tomorrow), it's not quite accurate. But then again, welcome to southeast Texas. We just had some minor spats of rain, maybe an hour or two here or … Continue reading April was all about gardening & trees & bees. I wonder what May’s going to bring now.

When you’re falling behind, but don’t seem to care…

I don't know what it is, but I've let so many things slide this week. Things I've absolutely had to do, like coursework and finals (which I'm going to try to take tomorrow, hell or high water), house-cleaning and exercise. I did get quite a bit accomplished outside, I have to admit. I spray-painted my … Continue reading When you’re falling behind, but don’t seem to care…

Worn out after 2 days of intense outside work. House looks a little less like an abandoned property at last…

Two days of intense work outside. My dogs were out with me a good chunk of the time and now they're snoring away on their chairs. I'm an inch away from doing the same. I finally got my knee in good enough shape (not feeling like it wanted to twist and stab on me) that … Continue reading Worn out after 2 days of intense outside work. House looks a little less like an abandoned property at last…

The Tax-man cometh (or rather, I go-eth), financial brain farts, & I take the plunge…

You know those days where an hour or two into them, you firmly believe you should kick off your shoes, go to bed, pull the covers over your head, and start over tomorrow? Yeah, it was one of those. Too many things going wrong or weird, and I was running around so much I couldn't … Continue reading The Tax-man cometh (or rather, I go-eth), financial brain farts, & I take the plunge…

Further adventures of surprising winter weather in Southeast Texas… well, mine anyway…

Image from abc13.com. I was definitely NOT gonna drive out on icy roads in the dark, thank you. I woke up to absolute quiet this morning, and that's after I'd gone to bed before midnight and kinda expected to get up really early. But my alarm never went off, and I heard the dog moving … Continue reading Further adventures of surprising winter weather in Southeast Texas… well, mine anyway…

That feeling when you’ve overlooked the obvious (in your fish tank)…

I've spent days getting little done and yet having full days. I've also wanted the weather to warm up a bit so the water I'd need to put in my fish tanks would be warmer, too. Maybe I'm too cautious, but the quickest way to refill the tanks and get things balanced is with my … Continue reading That feeling when you’ve overlooked the obvious (in your fish tank)…

Needing Help from the Freelancers: I’m drowning in app options for task managing / productivity

I'm not exactly a luddite, but I'm one of those folks whom the weekly/ monthly planner book, pencil and highlighters have generally done a good enough job for decades. I hate having to sign in through services like Google (which has 30 things I don't care about and maybe 1 or 2 I need, but … Continue reading Needing Help from the Freelancers: I’m drowning in app options for task managing / productivity

A Warning, by Anonymous (a Senior Trump Administration Official)

My Copy: 9781538718469 (image from bn.com) It took me a while longer than I thought to read this book, especially how thin it is compared to others I've picked up lately, but when I finally had a chance to sit and really read and absorb it, it went quick. A Warning doesn't really give you … Continue reading A Warning, by Anonymous (a Senior Trump Administration Official)

Learning new things in the garden a little at a time… & knowing you’re gonna go WAY past your initial investment if you don’t watch it.

I didn't get too much done today--too much work outside the home and I was nodding off mid-day, so I napped through quite a bit of it. Bummed me out because I had plans, but sleep needs to happen, too. What little I did do happened in my garden, and as I let myself SLOWLY … Continue reading Learning new things in the garden a little at a time… & knowing you’re gonna go WAY past your initial investment if you don’t watch it.