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.

Adventures in Gardening: Labeling gaffs (oops)…

Well, something was bound to happen, even before I finished building that last bed for my plants to be. I have a bunch of seed starter trays going with several herbs and vegetables, and I made sure to label the sections. I knew there might be some difficulties keeping things together, especially with those trays … Continue reading Adventures in Gardening: Labeling gaffs (oops)…

Q#131: How do you protect a food garden from a hurricane?

This popped into my head when a storm rolled in pretty hard and violently around 4:30 this morning. I laid there, thinking it was gonna be bad for a little bit, but got worse and worse. I'd just set out the last of my seeds and trays in the seed greenhouses last night before coming … Continue reading Q#131: How do you protect a food garden from a hurricane?

#103 Blitz Q: Why don’t delivery drivers near me take the initiative & put packages under cover on a rainy day?

No doubt this is a slight rant. I don't know who was delivering my packages--some of it was sheet music, the rest accessories for my instruments. Different companies, and yet it all showed on the same day. What was so stupid is it sprinkled this morning when I took the dogs out, and I had … Continue reading #103 Blitz Q: Why don’t delivery drivers near me take the initiative & put packages under cover on a rainy day?

The Waiting Game Continues… just didn’t expect the weeping, wailing & dead-eyed staring at walls, too.

Thank you, Narrator from Fight Club, for making my point nicely. Yesterday was one of those days where nothing was going right and I ended up on my garage floor, hugging my dog and bawling my eyes out. I've been in a state of needing to be around people until it hurt too much to … Continue reading The Waiting Game Continues… just didn’t expect the weeping, wailing & dead-eyed staring at walls, too.

Rain, Rain, are you gonna “go away” all-freaking-ready?!!!

I think we've finally had 24 hours without rain, maybe even 30. The temperature is doing a see-saw, which isn't so pleasant, but at least it's not raining. I swear, every time I talked to somebody the past month, it was raining. Rain delayed my moving out of the house. Rain delayed moving the actual … Continue reading Rain, Rain, are you gonna “go away” all-freaking-ready?!!!

This winter in Houston was–wait, it’s still going? WTF?!

It's times like this I really wish I'd have gone into meteorology, because we're all complaining about the same damned thing...and I like having answers when nobody else does. It balances out my incessant need to ask a trillion questions, so maybe it's only fair, or just a hyperactive extension of myself, trying desperately to … Continue reading This winter in Houston was–wait, it’s still going? WTF?!