Thursday, May 15, 2008

Gardening time

Yes indeed, it is gardening time here in upstate NY!  I put some green peas in this year in two spots.  First I planted some in one of my deck boxes.  The idea here being that they will grow and climb down the trellis!  I am calling them my upside down peas.  I have to tie the trellis to the porch however so the dog doesn't knock it down.  I also planted some the regular way behind my shed area.  I am going to call the landlord and see if the area behind my house will be suitable.  It does seem to recieve a bit of sun.  There is also a patch in front that is next to the driveway.  I think tomatoes will do real good there!  ;)

So anyhow.  I kept the answering machine because it works.  Works good enough for the guy at Greentree to call and say "You need to give me a call" in his deep, menacing voice.  I delete it...  I am not paying another dime on my Ex's house.  He can get a job in Saratoga and ride a damn bike instead of sit home on his butt and collect unemployment. 

I had to come home yesterday from work because my coughing was still bad and I started getting the bathroom emergency if you know what I mean.  ( runs )  I am still hacking up greenies today so I called in for today too.  I don't want to get the residents sick.  It may be allergy related but maybe not.  My co-worker is also sick and called in yesterday and today.  I am going to rest and maybe run a few errands.  I need to go to the post office and maybe go to the nursery and see if their tomatoes are in yet.  They might not have them out for another week or so.  They do however have some huge Super Bush plants in pots with stems that are 2" thick!  They are gorgeous plants but very expensive.  They have flowers on them already and those are big too!  They come with the tomato cage also.  Maybe I'll get one just to try it out.  I also want to get some wave petunias to put in my hanging baskets from last year. 

I did buy season passes for me and the kids for the Great Escape this year with my tax rebate check money.  They both love to go and we can also go to the one in Mass and NJ.  I haven't been to NJ yet but I want to go.  There is an animal safari place there too. 

Daisy has been enjoying her hedgehog toy.  You dog lovers know the type I'm talking about don't you?

Daisy gets many hours of ecstasy playing with her hedgie.  She even knows it by name.  Enough news for now... 


fowfies said...

We are finally going to be able to plant our garden this weekend. It has rained every weekend for like three weeks now, not supposed to this weekend. I agree, let him get off his rear or be kicked to the curb. No more free rides for him. Kelly

mosie1944 said...

I find it amazing how many words our dogs learn.

chat2missie said...

I'm going to have to go get my dogs a hedgie!  They look so cute.  That's one toy they don't have yet.  Enjoy your day and I hope you feel better.

lv2trnscrb said...

those season passes sound like an excellent idea! I'm sure you and the kids will enjoy them very much :)

enjoy the day


breakaway1968 said...

Sure hope you feel better soon!  Nice to have a day off work tho ;) even if you are sick!  

wwfbison said...

Awwww...the hedgehog was my girl Boo's favorite toy of all.  She always HAD to have a hedgehog handy.  Hope you feel better.

madcobug said...

Good luck on your gardening. I haven't seen the hedgehog toys for dogs around here but these dogs love their stuffed animals. When the toys get old they also love to pull the stuffing out of them all over the place. I usually go to some place like the Salvation Army or one of the other second hand stores and get their toys. Helen