Yesterday was relatively cool (low 70s rather than mid-90s), so I spent some time weeding my corner garden. One… Continue
Added by Blessed Wyoming Mom (Lisa) on June 21, 2012 at 12:30pm —
My first Gift will be a kind of project, and include several parts of work. I live in a town with lots of abandoned houses, which slowly fall apart, despite still being beautiful. Most of them have gardens, which, of course, are overgrown and unkempt. Unfortunately, many people see those gardens as a dumpster, and throw their trash into them. My project is to go and clean some of the gardens, gather the trash, clean the passageways and to plant a few flowers in the abandoned flowerbeds. I… Continue
Added by NeonPaeony on June 2, 2012 at 7:25am —
White lilacs from my front yard
Today Addy had a dentist appointment. At her last cleaning/exam, we found out… Continue
Added by Blessed Wyoming Mom (Lisa) on May 2, 2012 at 7:41pm —
I am exceedingly grateful that today was just another day. As usual, my husband and I stopped at our regular convenience store on the way to dropping the kids off at school for our morning carbonated caffeine addictions. I left $10.00 and a 29 Gifts Note Card with the cashier and told her to apply it to the gas purchase of the… Continue
Added by Blessed Wyoming Mom (Lisa) on April 4, 2012 at 4:00pm —
VJG 08-24-11 "'matoes", A Good Report, and Something Else (???)
"'matoes" - (That's what our granddaughter used to call them.)
My girlfriend and I were able to catch up on each other's lives recently. During our phone conversation I told her about my garden that Gerry and I planted earlier this summer. She and I raved over the taste of home-grown tomatoes. I told her how I love sprinkling tomatoes… Continue
Added by Valerie (wwt) on August 24, 2011 at 6:27pm —
The forecast for today was rain, but in spite of overcast skies, the rain held off. A good thing for me, because I spent the better part of the day weeding, weeding, weeding. Got the front done, no small task since we don't have a lawn -- it's all garden. And a wild tangle of a garden it's become, too. If I try to think of pulling weeds as "harvesting future compost," it helps make the task seem a little more like production instead of running hard to keep up with the weeds (which I… Continue
Added by HissyStitch on May 22, 2011 at 7:30pm —
Today was my once-every-two-weeks run out to the big box pet food store across town to stock up on kitty and bird supplies. At the register there was, as there often is, the opportunity to donate a dollar or round up the total to support one local animal cause or another. I did the dollar donation, which was gift one.
Then came an overdue Changing of the Cat Boxes, fresh litter all around.
Then off to the newly-formed spinning group, which I'll probably only get to once or… Continue
Added by HissyStitch on May 15, 2011 at 8:00pm —
To all mommies out there who are honored today, I hope you had a happy Mother's Day.
Ours started by picking up my mother and step-guy to take them out to brunch at the resort at the Oregon Gardens. It was far too rainy to tour the gardens, and they're not much on garden walking now anyway, but brunch was lovely. The view from the resort… Continue
Added by HissyStitch on May 8, 2011 at 7:00pm —
Kitty had a lump on her side for months, a lump that I figured was just a cyst or a fatty tumor. Sunday the lump opened up and spilled a lot of nastiness. I kept it clean for a couple of days to see if it would heal on its own, since it didn't seem to bother her and she wasn't looking ill, but by today it looked like it wouldn't heal without help. So Kitty got a trip to the kitty doctor today, where they had to clean out the wound and remove necrotic tissue from whatever the mystery lump had… Continue
Added by HissyStitch on May 5, 2011 at 5:27am —
Somewhere between Day 14 and Day 15 is the halfway point to the 29 days of giving. If I can get halfway, then by golly, I can get all the way and beyond.
Today started with a trip to the pet food store to stock up on kitty rations for a couple of weeks -- the store is across town so to save gas a little I try to go there every two weeks instead of every week. As sometimes happens at checkout, they ask if I can donate to animal shelters or spay/neuter efforts. This week it was a… Continue
Added by HissyStitch on April 17, 2011 at 5:00pm —
Today I gave my sister fresh herbs from my garden and one of the few tomatoes that is ready to eat. The gift was partly the time in collecting and packing this for her, since I didn't mind parting with the items, but didn't feel very generous with my time. It was only this giving challenge that made it a priority for me to get out in the garden and harvest for my sis.
Added by Jen on August 22, 2010 at 6:49pm —
This is the largest mosaic ball I made. It was very interesting working with such a heavy piece that had to keep rotating as I built it. I keep it in my dinning room. Lots of work in this baby.
Added by Diana M on July 26, 2010 at 8:00am —
My first attempt at a mosaic ball. The smallest and simplest, I made a total of four. This is on the east side of my house in a simple shrubbery arrangement.
Added by Diana M on July 25, 2010 at 8:00am —
A close up of art on my garden shed that I can sorta see during the summer and cheerily greets me every day during the leafless days of late fall till mid spring. These wood scraps were just too yummy to use at the campfire ring. The wood is painted in acrylic, stamped in acrylic and then a heavy wood sealer put on. It faces north and the building plus facing has protected it well, It must be 8 years old or so. …
Added by Diana M on July 24, 2010 at 8:00am —
Wanted to share some of the art in my garden. I made these mosaic steps a couple years ago and can see them even in the wildest mid summer growth. Nothing serious, just using left over materials as best as I could.
Added by Diana M on July 23, 2010 at 8:00am —
I consider my garden to be a living piece of artwork. Things have really been growing since my early photo post in my images. Love my garden.
Added by Diana M on July 22, 2010 at 8:00am —
I did a big self-give today: I let myself sit back and enjoy my birthday, accepting all the gifts that got thrown my way and trying not to worry too much about what I should be doing.
It was, over all, a lovely day. I woke up not really in a birthday mood--it didn't feel all that special, to me, and I kind of wished I could push it back some until I felt ready to turn nineteen. But I was happy, because my first class of the day was with Dr. J, my Psych professor, which… Continue
Added by MissMarcie on February 25, 2010 at 4:30pm —
I had meant to take this gift a week or so ago but it's a good thing I didn't, so that it could be today's gift! On my way to dog obedience class, I dropped off three tomato plants and 1 pepper plant for a friend. I always start more seedlings than I need (indoors, under grow lights) because you never know what might happen. And then I almost always have extras to give away! These were the last of them, after giving away several to neighbors and people at the office. But they were good and… Continue
Added by CorgiPants on June 15, 2009 at 7:30pm —
It was a quiet day, overall. Well, with the exception of a last minute costume fiasco. The day started with coffee cake for breakfast and a leisurely answering of morning emails. Then off on a shopping adventure with my husband and youngest child. Our first stop was the music store to pick up her viola instruction book and a new shoulder rest. From there we went to the China Market (my husband wanted to cook Thai food for dinner tongiht) to pick up a things. My youngest really got a kick out of… Continue
Added by Leisl on October 25, 2008 at 7:51pm —
Today was such a nice day, and each nice day as we get closer to winter I try to get outside. I am making a conscious effort to refurbish my garden and get it ready to plant more veggies next spring. This year just for fun I threw in some pumpkin seeds just to see what would happen. Well, pumpkin vines overtook one garden bed, and curled their way up my stairs. I felt like Jack and the Beanstalk. This experiment yielded 6 healthy pumpkins!
Today, I decided to give one to a friend who is… Continue
Added by lu on October 24, 2008 at 3:36pm —