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10:23 AM - 02/27/2017

The topic: The yard is ready for the garden


The past couple of weeks, Brian has had the gardener in.  Business picked up and he took advantage of it by bringing help in to clean up the yard. Weeds and grass were pulled from areas that were overrun with them and he had bark put down around the pool to keep the weeds down.

He also had the side yard worked on, sprinklers installed and manure spread. As soon as he has a chance, he'll be rototilling the manure into the soil and I can get started planting.

I put a bunch of allysum seeds over on the bank where the ferns had been pulled. And we bought ten pounds of white clover because bees like clover.

I also ordered lavender, because bees like that, too.

I have a couple of different types of tomatoes, some bell pepper and habenaro pepper seeds to plant.  And catnip. There will finally be fresh catnip planted.

I'm trying to think of something else to plant that we'd actually eat. And I think the little bit I mentioned has us covered. Avocado trees are starting to bud. So, I think that covers what types of fresh veggies we actually buy.

This should be fun. And work, it will also be work.

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10:15 AM - 02/27/2017
The current weather is rainy, rainy, rainy

The topic: Dreams - the stuff of nightmares


Last night I had a nightmare. A full on nightmare. Usually, when things go south in my dreams, I tell myself "this is just a dream".  I didn't last night.

It was some sort of home invasion and I remember trying to yell, but nothing came out. I was trying to get Brian's attention to tell him someone was in the house.

I vaguely remember him shaking me. He was shaking me, trying to wake me up. I was talking in my sleep and obviously not having a good dream. He said he's heard me mumble before, but never been able to understand what I was saying. He said when I said "shit!" and kept talking (he doesn't remember what else I said, but he could understand me) he knew I was really frightened.

First time this has ever happened. I hope this is the last.


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10:09 AM - 02/27/2017

The topic: The little Leprechaun catcher


I started last week is coming together nicely. It's one of those things that when I got to a certain point, I'd think "needs something more" and I'd head over to Amazon and get something more. I had no idea all of the things I think of adding are actually things that are for sale.


The last somethings should be here today, so I should be able to finish it up and share. I've been taking photos as it progresses.  I'm really, really happy with how it's turning out.

I'm going to tell the vet's office to not throw it out. If they don't want it, I want it back. Because it's just adorable. When it's completely finished, I'm going to see how it looks with just a battery operated tealight in the bottom. I bet it will be really cute.


Brian asked me if I'd gotten the candy for it yet. No. I will, though, St Pat's is on the 17th, I have time.

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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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