Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bye, Bye, Baby Girl.

It would have been nice if they told me a time besides "afternoon".  Oh well.  I don't know whether to start the week's baking or go out and do some work in the greenhouse or the garden or just twiddle my thumbs with the horses....and there is always laundry, always, always, laundry. Sigh.

I hope my gelding handles this okay.  I hope I handle this okay!  

Oh, well, whatever I decide to do, I had better be out and about doing it. I stopped at Home Depot to get some pots and bought a few seeds.  I need to be better at not impulse buying tiny little packages of seeds.  The other day, I bought some aluminum tape at Home Depot and walked out with four packages of seeds.  Today I went in for some 5 gallon planting pots and walked out with four more packages of seeds.  I could have bought a pound of seeds at a wholesaler for what I spent on a few ounces!  I guess you shouldn't go into a hardware store thinking of a garden, just as you shouldn't go grocery shopping while hungry.

The aluminum tape wasn't for a project.  My daughter (in college) is going to the Prom at her alma mater.  Her brother invited her - which is not as weird as it sounds. Apparently, the kids who are still juniors and seniors are inviting their recently graduated friends so the whole big gang can go together.  So my daughter is going with her brother, someone else is inviting her boyfriend and her best friend, etc.  However, my daughter thinks that going to a high school prom as a college student deserves an ironic statement rather than a real party dress - so the plan is to make a prom dress out of a shower curtain with a tree frog on it, and aluminum flashing tape.  We'll see.  If it is a failing ironic statement, there is always a $14 dress from Ross.....or Grandma visiting the thrift stores in Kahala on Oahu - where you can get some insanely nice things for a few bucks.  One of my mom's friends bought a $400 blouse (tags still on) for $4!  You don't find things like that on the Big Island.  I think most of the people here are more of my persuasion: wear things till they fall off.

Send good thoughts for me today.  Selling my horse is one of the hardest things I have had to do in what's amounted to three or four very hard years in a row here.


Chai Chai said...

Sending good thought from a WARM day (38*) in Minnesota! I figure after all this time and having written at length about it your getting rid of her at this time is the best thing to do. Good luck.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

First things first. Thank you for the tag I will have to get working on my answers. Secondly, many thoughts are sent your way in regards to your horse.

NancyDe said...

Chai Chai, I am sure it was - no time for her at all, and she was just getting older and still not trained. However I am SOOOO sad today.

FBMKW, I will look for your answers :). Thanks for the thoughts.


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NancyDe said...

Thanks, Old Geezer (boy, that feels rude) for following. I will stop by!

Grandpa said...

Housekeeping is a bit like farming isn't it - never-ending work!

I like Home Depot - fun place for handy men/women - lots of stuff to buy!

Sending peaceful thoughts to you Nan, I hope you get over parting with the horse quickly

NancyDe said...

Grandpa, at least when you are farming, you get things to eat from all the endless chores - housework: a clean house or clean laundry that immediately starts to degenerate (at least with a house full of kids) as soon as you finish.....

Thanks for the prayers and peaceful thoughts!