Thursday, June 3, 2010

Working outdoors again

I got the front flower beds weeded although the northern one needs to be turned because the grass has grown over.  I have a bush of some kind that I found in the weeds that will probably grow better since it can see the sun now.  I had forgotten about it.  I'm going to plant the echinacea there.  It can tolerate some shade and since both beds get early afternoon to evening sun that should be enough.  I want color out front.  Plus I'd like to cultivate the echinacea since we use it a lot here.  I've got a border to put up but it needs stakes or something.  I might have to raid the wire coat hangers in Tom's closet and make some.

The dahlias I'll put in a pot once they're free.  I should be planting tomorrow or Saturday.  The garden is nearly ready for planting but I want the fence up first.  I was going to do it today but I've run out of steam.  And I need to add soil to the dirt first so it will be a better quality.  I'm going to need more potting soil for the front beds and the pots but it's not that expensive and I don't need much in the way of groceries this week. 

I just wish I had more energy and stamina.  I'm doing more than I'm used to doing but it's still not much.  I ate better today and plan on taking Professor on a walk later but I don't want to do too much because I end up down for the count for days afterward when I do that.  I'll just have to be the turtle in this race.

I started a new shawl last night.  It's just a pattern I found in my knitting dictionary so I thought I would use the brown yarn for that.  I thought about making a blanket but I'd just have to put it away soon enough because of the heat.  I'll save the blankets for cooler weather.  I might start some scarves, too, to sell once I open up my shop.  The shopping bag is looking better now that it's smaller.  I've got enough cotton to make two of them.  I thought about dish cloths but I don't see how I could sell those for what I would need for them.  Maybe I could use them as gifts to add to purchases.

I want to start looking into designing jewelry, too.  Organic types along with amulet bags and bags for tarot cards and things along those lines.  I just need to get busy doing it.  Not to mention working on my pencils and oils.  Soon I hope to have the energy to do all the things I want to do in the course of a day.  I am sleeping better although not consistently better so I'm still playing catch up all the time.

Not sure what to fix for supper.  I might make Impossible Pie for the guys.  I have a vegetarian dinner in the freezer.  Or I could have some butternut squash soup.  Or both.  Tomorrow is shopping day but I might go later and work out in the yard early since that's when I seem to have the most energy.

Well, the dishes are screaming for me to stick them in the dishwasher.  I don't have the energy to do them by hand today.  Although it's my goal to stop using the dishwasher since I think it's starting to go out anyway.  Then I plan on an early night for knitting, 9 (the movie,) finishing up the Monty Python dvds I got and maybe some reading.  I'm reading the Wallander series by Mankell and love them.  I have a new favorite author.

I may take some pictures as soon as I have something accomplished enough to show.  I know I'm teasing but I will want to show off once I've got things going in the yard.



knittingdragonflies said...

I have trouble keeping up with you. You seem to think you are not getting anything done. But you are plugging away at things much faster than I.
Jewelry also!! See!!!

Kathy said...

Oh, I'm mostly in the theoretical. LOL Much of what I do is in my head...I'm such a dreamer that I spend too much time doing that and not enough time actually accomplishing anything. I work in small increments in order to get anything done. I feel like such a weakling. The flu really knocked me on my butt but I think I'm coming back. I'm getting more done each day. I just wish I knew what it was that sapped my energy like that.