... I opened my gas bill just now and had a credit balance from our budget plan so no pmt this month AND the budget $$ for next yr is $7 cheaper per month! Yeah! I guess 60 degrees all winter long helped out and me being such a Red Hot Mama and all, well, it was just no big thang! Now to keep the air cond at a "reasonable" temp. Hey! I don't mind being cold, but I don't like being hot (despite the Red Hot Mama discrepancy above).
It felt so good to mow the lawn today. We have our old trusty Toro rider and it takes me about 2 hrs to do it, and Jeff winged his weed wacker all over the place, so we made a good team. He's been doing so much yard work, I just wanted to help him out. We found some big patches of wild strawberries so we are mowing around those and wacking the weeds off above them in hopes for some luscious berries ... except, gee, we have so many birds and critters all over, it'll be a toss up. Will be time to make rhubarb sauce or "crisp" soon - yum!
Bought 4 purple pots, 2 very large, and planted gorgeous giant pansies in them, with purple daisies, some perennial tansy, etc. The dark purple iris featured here is blooming in more quantity than ever before, and our lilacs are a a heady scented "bower" as we drive in the driveway, as well as a mammoth 20' "bush" in the other acre we see from our living rm. Best blooms ever. And then there's the damned poison ivy. Gotta do something about that. Sprayed it last yr and it did well, but came back hardier than ever. Tuffy thinks it's cute to walk around in it and then come in and rub on us...real nice!
Wish us luck that we can get all the flower beds transplanted where they're too thick and try and keep the shintangle from overgrowing us. Someday you might find us sitting in the living rm, the TV long run out of juice, with spider webs all over us, remotes in our hands, with grape vines, wild rose and blackberry canes, poison ivy, sumac and deadly nightshade consuming our house, blocking the windows and doorways, the cotton poplar billowing cotton fronds all over the roof ... can't you just see it now? So please! please wish us luck that we can get this jungle under control (and then there's my bedroom!)
I have missed all you bloggies ... if there's any of you left out there in my absence. I used to have a small fan base of 1 or 2 people, but, alas, I could be The Lone Blogger - Hi Ho Silver, and away.........^;^ meow
Love from your SisSTAR xoxo
Enjoy your Springtime ... it is so fleeting, sort've like life itself!