Thursday, May 24, 2007

In a Moment

In a moment...I have returned from dropping our youngest at basketball camp. She has had it all week and was ecstatic to go!
In a moment...I will go to the last band concert for my oldest, this school year. She has her first solo on her double horn. I can't believe these two girls will be done with school in less than a month!

A friend called and her father-in-law had died. He'd been in and out of the hospital with coughing up blood and no one had checked his lungs for cancer. In a short time, after finding the tumor, he was gone. We never know how many moments we have.

In a moment, tempers can flare and frustrations rise... The siding manufacturer sent us a letter denying responsibility or defect... so my husband called and said "so, what good is the warranty and what DO you cover??"

In a moment the kids grow up, move into summer vacation after finishing yet another grade level, and fit into my shoes and clothing. It's unbelievable how fast it flies by...

Thursday, May 10, 2007

"Do Just One Thing"

I was reading the {A} blog and Ali referred to a site online that intrigued me. The post was called Speaking to Me. The post was great, by itself, about whole living, but then I followed the link to Body and Soul Magazine. Then, while I was there, I clicked on the Do Just One Thing page, which talks about how it isn't hard to change the world and save the environment. To go green, so to speak. There was a pdf list of things you can do and I thought so many of them are doable! So, here's to you: a challenge to change the world....101 and ways to go green. Good luck in making the world an even more positive place!

(added note: Anyone tried anything new from the list?? Hope so! And hope your week is going well!)

Friday, May 04, 2007

I've done it...

I have done more research on previously mentioned Japanese beetles and the woman at the local nursery said...I think all you can do is remove the plants the beetles like. I can't let the beetles win! They will not defeat me....oh, but they have. I removed some of the plants they like to eat and replaced them with others I hope they don't like. I have begun the transformation of my garden. I have always had a list of bird attracting and butterfly attracting plants and hoped to purchase them someday. So, this week, before I subbed in the afternoon, I went to the nursery and purchased some from my list...hopefully the plants like it here in my little garden and keep away the nasty insects who destroy it. Here is my garden last July in full bloom: The daisies in the middle were subsequently destroyed by the beetles, as were a few others. The zinnias on the right are annuals, but I may try to plant some more because they did so well last year. Hopefully I will have successfully removed the pests from my front garden....