MISC news dump…

Just thought I’d do a mind dump today. I need to get some things out of my head that are bouncing around.

The storm we just had this morning was incredible! It got SO black outside, night lights came on, people needed headlights and I couldn’t see my car across the parking lot. It poured. Then the hail came. Pea/marble size. Luckily the northern tip of this storm was just a bit north of my work. It did not go as far as my house altho it did rain there. We need it. My garden is dry.

I started lawn mowing last night. I did about an hour, went in the house and about collapsed. It was too hot to be out that long working in the heat. Lots of cold water later, I felt better. I wanted to finish it tonight but unless a nice breeze comes up, the grass will be too wet to finish it. Dammit.

There is road construction everywhere. Welcome to WI. The land where there is 9 months of winter and 3 months of bad sledding. They have the street I turn on to come in to work, all torn up. But I sneak thru the alley instead of going all the way around the block. I find it amazing at the other end of our block, there is a road closed sign, the big orange striped barricades are in place, visible from that end of the block, and morons STILL drive down this way trying to get thru. They turn around and SQUEAL tires getting out of here. Plow thru our parking lot to the point 2 of our customers almost got run down. People are just pathetic lately.

Stella is expecting. Kirby the Yorkie and Stella got together late June. So the approximate due date is Aug 26. Combining the names we came up with Chiyork or Yorchi or Yorweenchi. omg. I have to stop. My head hurts laughing. Suggestions? Stella will be spayed in January. I have a tentative appointment.

Yesterday a customer/friend came in and asked about my Pups. He wants one. He just had to put his chihuahua/terrier cross down in June. He has two girls and wants to surprise them with a pup. He will stop in and meet Stella soon.

THIS article disappeared really quick from my news feed for some odd reason….?

I spoke too soon. The neighbor just text and said it’s hitting at home now. BIG hail. Ya. The Mustang is under a big tree so here’s hoping. Truck is out too but nothing seems to hurt that thing. Heavy steel. Not the crappy tin they use now a days.

I didn’t go to Portland Services this year. I just couldn’t bring myself to leave the house. And it was hotter than billyhell. You can find the church on Wikipedia. Portland Prairie Methodist Church. Interesting history. Congregation founded in 1855 and the church was built in 1876 for the princely sum of $1,500. One of the circuit riders got lost in a snowstorm after he got done preaching. The next spring all they found were his boots and his Bible.

Y’all have a nice day.

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So I’ve been a bit quiet…

I’ve been struggling with Nick. I see cardinals all the time. And for some reason the 5 year has hit me hard.

I think I’m slowly getting better. I had gotten to the point where I could watch a sappy movie and not cry at the drop of a hat. Not so much anymore.

Between losing Lori and the 5 year thing, I’ve not been doing well. I even missed Portland services this year because I just couldn’t bring myself to leave my house.

Sad huh?

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5 years ago today

My world came crashing down.

And I’ve been rebuilding it ever since.

Today, the first thing I see is this:

Written by my oldest grandson. He loves his Papa still. He always will.

Reading this first thing this morning….I’ve been struggling all day. The other 364 days…….? I’m doing much better.

But not today.

And I can have that. Because I miss him and will till the day I die.

I own it.

I’ll grieve in my own way.

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Didja all miss me?

Two of my lilies. The yellow one in front is one of 2 huge pots of flowers Gary and I rescued from the dump. He kept one and gave one to me. GORGEOUS flowers someone just threw away instead of knowing these things will come back every year. Had to have been a $70 pot of plants. Times 2. Idiots out there irritate me. Ya it’s been a long week and it’s only Tuesday.

The other lily? I SWEAR I can smell it here at work just looking at the photo. It’s an amazing flower and smells SOOOOO good. It’s the white one under my bathroom window there to the right. Usually it touches the window sill.

Heading home to smell my beauties. Have a GREAT evening!

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See ’em?

SEE ‘EM???

See ’em all hiding in there? AND I CAN’T REACH HALF OF THEM!!! I have 3 patches. Two I can reach them all but not the one behind my shed…..

Time to bring out the nipper and get rid of sucker strings, clean up nettles and get at these little delicious bundles of joy,

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