January 6, 2012

Friday Flower Bloggin'


Ted's photo of our holly in Vineland taken in January of 2006. He was lucky to get a photo of the berries as the birds usually strip all the berries off the bushes. I had two holly bushes that a friend from the Vineland Nature Club gave to me. They did real well in Vineland; they liked the sandy acid soil. I managed to bring a couple seedlings with me. I don't know if they are from the bushes John gave me or not. There were many hollies in the Vineland area and the birds could have dropped the seeds from any one of them. But they are from my yard. They are only about 6 inches high. I don't know how well they will do here. They soil is acidic but it is clay.

It looks like I missed a couple days of blogging. Wednesday, I went to Bible Study. It was a very cold day. The temp was 12 degrees and stayed in the teens. Thursday morning, it was a little warmer with a dusting of snow on the ground. I went to exercise class but no one showed up. I guess the snow kept them away. It either evaporated or melted when the sun came up. It was a dry snow and easily brushed off the car windows. I went to the Home Depot and got a couple things. I got a couple pieces of lumber to mount my living room mirror. I'm going to make a shelf to support it as I have to nail or screw it into the studs that are two feet apart. The mirror has a brass frame and is heavy. My 1/8 inch walls won't hold it. I will have to sand and stain the wood and make little cut out to fit around the things that cover the paneling or drywall or what ever they made the walls of. Erg!

I also got filters for the furnace which is another problem because they don't make a size that will fit properly. I have to get a 20 inch and squish it in. They don't have 19 inch filters. An 18 inch might fit but then the length wouldn't be right. Erg!

I got some top soil to fill in next to my new drive as it is higher than the old drive. I may have to get a truck load but then would have to pay for delivery. I'll just have to do a little at a time. Home Depot helped me load the soil into the car but now I don't know if I can get it out. The bags were frozen and heavy. I may be able to slide them out and drop them on the ground. From there, I can drag them a couple feet to where I want to spread the soil.

I had choir practice last night. The Thursday night dinners don't start back until next week. That's when everything starts. Choral Society and a new Yoga class a lady from the church will be starting. It will be three nights a week but I may only be able to attend on Monday. I have a lot of Yoga tapes but may have to get DVD's as the tapes are prone to wear out, break, or get stuck in the tape player. I noticed one of my movies on tape was flickering in a few places. I'll upgrade to DVD's and they'll come out with something new.

News from the Vorlon Wife.

Posted by tedkarol at January 6, 2012 6:55 AM

Busy little bee you are!

Posted by: Phyllis East at January 6, 2012 7:16 PM
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