Sunday, January 31, 2010

Just So's Ya Know ...

I haven't been around much to post or visit lately, and I won't be for another two weeks. I'm in the process of training to take a state licensing exam week after next. If I pass it, I have a new job in another division at my company. If not, I'm unemployed in a few weeks. So that's going to have to be my focus for a while.

Quite a few of my coworkers have failed to pass this thing in the three attempts allowed, so we're talking about a fairly intense process here. It isn't that the material is so difficult, it's just that there's so much of it, and it's so dull that your eyes glaze over after the first five minutes.

Here are a few things I would have written about, if I could have found the time:

I have a brand new bird feeder with super dooper seeds and berries in it that is supposed to attract pretty much every kind of bird. It's been out there for a week, and I haven't seen a single bird on it. It's where the hummingbird feeder was, and those guys found theirs within hours. I thought I'd at least have squirrels by now.

We sat down and sorted through all the online seed catalogs and chose our varieties for this year. We're going to grow corn, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, peas, lettuce, cantaloupe, watermelon, and herbs. We've banished pumpkins, since they invaded the entire garden last time. And broccoli wasn't worth the space it took up, either. We're growing bush varieties where we can, and miniatures of the melons.

I couldn't get anybody to send me a paper seed catalog, which was very disappointing. I used to love flipping through those things. Gardening porn, is what they are, and I wanted it bad.

The kid has stopped calling every day from college, which is as it should be. But I miss him something awful. I am, however, moving my sewing machine and ironing board into his empty room. I feel only a little bit guilty about that.

My older son is gearing up to completely repaint and redecorate our old house. It needs it, and it is his now, but I can't help feeling a pang at the thought of it changing.

And so it goes. I'll be around when I can be, and you better believe I'd rather be doing this than studying. Wish me luck!

11 comments:

myletterstoemily said...

good luck on your exam. it was fun to see all the
veggies you will have in your garden!

Anonymous said...

Good luck on the exam. As for the garden I try to plant something different every year. Like one year I grew cotton an yes I got some cotton Again good luck
Bye Bye Ed

NicoleB said...

Best of Luck on the Exam!
And the house.
Well,...
Better him doing the painting than you and in the end, I bet you'll love it :)

frayedattheedge said...

Good luck with the exam! I turned my son's bedroom into a sewing room when he moved out - he didn't mind that ... what he minded was that I decorated the room, which I didn't do when it was his!!

ramblingwoods said...

Good luck on the exam Vicki...!!! Michelle

Anonymous said...

Some more on me grewing cotton in my garden I live in zone 5 in north central Indiana.
Bye Bye ed

Chrissykat said...

Dull is difficult...best of luck to you. Sorry your new birdfeeder is slow at attracting the birds (maybe that's best as birds can be distracting from dull studies!).

Sallyacious said...

Goodness! Lots going on. Best of luck on your exam. I hope you ace it and then some.

A piece of news said...

Good luck!! Let us know how it goes with the exam as well as that bird feeder.

MyMaracas said...

Thanks for the good vibes, friends! I'm going to need all the help I can get.

Ed - I never thought about growing cotton! That would be interesting to do. What did you do with your harvest?

Nishant said...

Like one year I grew cotton an yes I got some cotton Again good luck

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