Today was my grandmother's birthday. It cropped her out of a photo with her sisters sitting on the old stone steps of Aunt Fannie's farm house. I miss her and her sisters. I have such fond memories of them.
We would go to Grandmom's house on her birthday. We would walk over to the train station and pass the magnolia trees along the way. Sometimes they would be in bloom and sometimes they wouldn't. It would depend on how cold March was. This year, the magnolia's bloomed a week before her birthday. They are in full bloom now along with the plum, pear, and cherry trees.
The pollen is getting to me. I had trouble singing at rehersal last night. I hope I will be able to sing in the concert on Sat. and Sun. without coughing when I hit the high notes. It is very warm. The overnight temp. was 54 degrees. That normally is the high for this time of year. It has been way up in the 70's almost 80 degrees. It makes it hot as there are not leaves on the trees. The water must still be cold as there has been a heavy fog in the mornings. It takes awhile to burn off.
Yesterday was not a good day. I woke up feeling nausous I believe from the pollen. I weeded my iris garden but did not do any painting. I have more weeding to do as well as more staining of my deck and front steps where I added the addition. I need to get some mulch, alot of it as I have the area of my new sidewalk to do. Home depot has it on sale. I wish I had a pickup truck to haul it home. I also need some stone for the perimeter of the house and the area where the outdoor faucet is. I have lots of outdoor work to do. I need to plant grass seed where the new topsoil was put around the concrete work. It is dry now but when it rains, it will be a mud hole. The forsythia is blooming so it will be time to apply the crab grass killer soon and I need to spray for ants today. I should have done that a couple days ago when my neighbors had ants. I saw some in the bathroom yesterday. I don't know what they were doing in there. I haven't seen any in the kitchen so I better get spraying before I do.
News from the Vorlon Wife.Posted by tedkarol at March 21, 2012 7:03 AM