Friday, April 9, 2010

7 Quick Takes Friday

---1--- seems that I have forgotten that I have a blog. I will try to remedy that over the next few days. I don't think I have been excessively busy. Just a little distracted.


There have been illnesses. Most recently of the spring cold variety exacerbated by the pollen. We have an excessive amount of tree pollen right now and a limited amount of rain to wash it out of the air. It has been a dry spring at my house. But the weather has been beyond glorious, so it is hard to complain.


I also had an attack of Meniere's. I haven't written much about this condition I deal with, mostly because it has been quite a while since I have experienced the most annoying of symptoms - vertigo. That experience requires a post of its own, so I won't elaborate now.


The pecan trees did finally bud. I was beginning to wonder if they ever would. They are smart little boogers. The don't leaf until the danger of frost has past. They have only been showing signs of life for a couple of weeks now. I can now breathe a sigh of relief that we are, in fact, done with winter. Can I hear an amen?!


One of the things that has distracted me is my yard. My son is a Boy Scout and in need of merit badges. When I discovered there was a gardening merit badge, I decided to take full advantage of that situation. We are nearing completion of a nice water feature for our yard. He also has helped me dig out some beds and plant some flowers and vegetables. I'll try to get some pictures up soon.


I'm not sure how I feel about it, but it seems that the enormous split leaf philodendrons that have taken over certain parts of our yard are coming back. They were decimated in the freeze. Nothing but stumps sticking up in areas that were previously completely covered in foliage. I was thinking it might be nice to rip them out and try something new, but they are back. I'm sure it will take them awhile to regain their former glory, but they are all sprouting new leaves.


Don't ever ask me to do anything for you that might require a hot glue gun. I get waaay carried away. Aunt Sarah asked me to decorate a straw hat that she bought at the dollar store. She wanted it to match her Easter dress. Heaven help me. I must post pictures of the thing. I didn't like the color of it, so I completely covered it with satin and stuff. I didn't buy a thing. My baby girl has been every sort of fairy and princess over the last few years. I have tulle and satin and silk flowers and ribbons and feathers and most of them are now glued on aunt Sarah's hat. She deemed it "gorgeous" and won herself first prize at her building's Easter parade. Can't do much better than that.

What have you been up to?

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Tinctures 'N' Thyme said...

Okay, you seriously have to post a picture of that hat!!! Glad spring has arrived there -- Michigan got snow last night! LOL

I'm sorry about the allergies and sinus issues going around. Very timely! Check out my most recent blog post to see if it can help, if you haven't tried that remedy already.

God bless!


Mama Bean said...

welcome back! good to see your name in my rss feed again :) sorry to hear about the meniere's - i understand it is a vertigo you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy. i sometimes treat patients with meniere's (i am a chiropractor) sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn't. also, please post pics of the hat :) happy friday!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

2 - Hope that everyone is ok now. Spring is allergy season for most and for me.
3 - Sorry about the meniere. I have no clue what it is, so I will wait for your post.
4 - What a way to get "help" from your son!
5 - Pecan tree, I really would love to have one but it won't do any good up here. And winter is not quite over yet here. We could get frost anytime up until mid May. Hopefully not but we almost always get a killing frost sometime in April or May.
7 - I have never used a glue gun before. I wonder what will happen if I have one? Probably nothing, I don't do much arts and crafts stuff.

Jenny said...

So sorry about the meniere's. One of my dearest, closest friends suffers with meniere's. And the allergies, well that would be my husband. But guess where he is right now, yep, turkey hunting. I have sympathy when he suffers because he works out in it, but when he chooses to walk around and hunt in it, my sympathy decreases...just a little, he's a great husband!

Kimberly said...

I had a terrible sinus infection that lead to a horrible ear infection which lead to the most god-awful vertigo last month!!! I've never suffered from vertigo (or ear infections) until that and now that I know what it's like I SO I feel for ya. Hope the vertigo goes away soon!!!