Sunday, June 16, 2013

I Could Have Taken Pictures Of

So no pictures because it is a lazy day here. Not that I haven't done a few things.
 I could go out and take picture of my nice vinca, impatiens or hostas but since I bought them at the store and just plopped them in containers, there really isn't anything self sufficient about them but they are pretty.
I could also have taken pictures of the stubs left of my tomato plants or the beaten down patch by the garden where the deer who eat the tomato plants sleep at night but they aren't real interesting, really. I hung the wind chimes off of the tomato cages and they are starting to grow back again (even the one that was pulled out of the ground and had to be replanted.)
I could have taken a picture of the two coffee plants. Just two made it through the winter. I just couldn't afford to heat the greenhouse this winter and was hoping they would make it anyway. When they started to fail I brought several inside to the windowsill but the windowsill was a bit cold too apparently. Two did live, however, and I just moved them outside today into the back yard where they can get some sun but not too much.
I could have taken pictures of the chickens. I actually was able to get to the coop today since the mud pit in front of it (under the back shed!) dried up slightly. But I kind of doubt you want to see the mud they live in right now. Georgia doesn't normally get this much rain. The lake hasn't been this high in all the years I have lived here...wait a minute...I'll count them up....22 years..approximately. Anyway, the pen is messy but drying today.
I could have taken a picture of my new violin or my new tin whistle. I have been playing one or the other most of the day today. The new violin is still not an expensive violin but it isn't a really cheap one like the last one (has ebony parts, not plastic) and it has a much  nicer sound and is easier to play. It is a Cecillio 300. The new tin whistle is an Clark Sweetone. It also has a much nicer sound though playing it is about the same as playing the other one.
I could have take a picture of our new microwave cart my brother gave us. They are moving and trying to get rid of stuff. It is a nice white microwave cart so matches the microwave, table and ..freezer (the rest of the appliances in the kitchen are still all hodge-podge colors). It is smaller than our other one which is good since the kitchen is not exactly spacious. It also made us go through the stuff in the other microwave cart. After living here so long we have become hoarders and need to get rid of a lot of stuff. Amazing how much junk can be hidden in one microwave cart!
I could also have taken pictures of my new kerosene lamps that I bought from my sister-in-law. There are two of them and they are very nice, though I think all my lamps are nice. She let me have them for $5 each which was a good deal (you may get pictures of them eventually..some other day).
I could have taken a picture of Echo and told you how I think I might have finally gotten her itching somewhat under control...WITHOUT taking her back to the vet. Last time I went  they handed me a two week supply of an antihistamine and told me "they are great if you can find one that works". The one they gave me didn't. So I did some research on my own. Found out the over the counter antihistamines that I can try on her (they all costs less for a whole bottle than the 10 the vet gave me). I bought two different ones to try then got looking at other things you can purchase for itching. I got some Allerderm pippettes and also bought some hydrocortisone spray at the store. Something is working. I don't know what but something is. I also ordered a spray that you can spray your house down with that destroys allergens from mold, mildew, pollen, dust mites and pet dander. Who knows maybe my sinuses will get better as well!
I could walk up the road and take a picture of the Wildlife Management Property that surrounds the lake here. Apparently it is "to hell with the wildlife" year because the state of Georgia has decided to cut all the trees around the lake behind us. Dirt roads to the lake that they once banned our cars from are now mucked up by logging trucks taking out the wood. We've been given no reason for this. It is apparently all "good" for the wildlife to have all their trees cut down once in a while...not that any of us are gonna believe that. Georgia  may be backwards and have the worst school system ever but we didn't exactly all fall off the turnip truck yesterday. If I thought they might put all the money into the school system, I might feel better about it but the plan seems to be to fire as many school personnel as possible this year even though they I thought they had already done that a few years ago. Anyway, I suppose we'll soon have a nice view of the lake...over the stumps and brush.
So these are the things I could have taken a picture of today but was too lazy to do so. Maybe next time I'll go take pictures, load them on photobucket, crop and fix them, then load them on here....but not today. :)


  1. Ouch. That is sad they are cutting all the trees down behind you. I remember as a kid my mom bought 100 little tree seedlings to plant around our mountain property (in Colorado). A couple of years ago they cut all the trees down near the house because of the fire danger. So sad. But that at least I understand.

  2. Hi Becky! It's nice to have a day 'not' to do something! I have days like that as well! I sure would like to hear you playing your whistle and violin! Maybe you could put it on you-tube!
    Hopefully, the mud will dry up soon! We are predicted to have more rain this week as well! I am thankful for the rain here, since we've had a drought for several years. Gives the water-table a chance to fill up again! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

  3. Hi Becky, I really enjoyed all of your "I COULD HAVES." now and then we need to do " I could haves" to take a break from whatever? LOL.

  4. I could have brushed over your blog but I decided to read it and was very much entertained - nice work ;)

  5. Our lands are taking a beating in this modern world. They are talking about large cutting in SE Alaska and in SW Alaska, they want to put the largest open pit mine in North America. It is very sad.