Monday, May 24, 2010


I did a lot of yard work this weekend. And I spent a lot of time in my bubble jet tub each night. lol
We started edging the grass that is overflowing the private sidewalk that runs down the yard. The grass is growing over by 6 - 8" each side. It's gonna take a while, as it's about 20 - 30 feet long. But it's getting done. Another to do task getting taking care of. Woo hoo.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


If you cannot master yourself, or lead yourself to your goal, how can you ever lead anyone else to their goal?

Leading yourself is also known as following. Following is not a bad thing, as long as you follow the right person.

Monday, May 17, 2010

This And That

I had a yard sale yesterday. I cleaned out a bunch of things and what didn't sell is being donated. I got my nephew to go through a box on the back porch that has been sitting there for a while. He finally dealt with it and now it is going away.

I raked and cleaned up the dirt that my neighbor roto tilled for my sunflowers. I think I will wait another week before transplanting them. I am sure they will love to have some deeper dirt to stick their roots in. Now I have to so the section in the backyard where all the vegies are going. My sister commented on how well my green beans and peas are doing. I bought some different types of broccoli as my neighbor's is shaping up a lot better than mine.

And I talked to Ninja Two about her test and she said she feels confident and worried, but now she knows what a test is like so she is not so anxious. They will find out how they did this Saturday. I am not worried. I have faith.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

First Test

Ninja One and Ninja Two's first test for their black belt is this Saturday. They have both been working really hard. Running has been difficult for both of them. Ninja One hasn't really run before, and Ninja Two has knees troubles (boy, don't I know what THAT'S like) but they have both been real troopers. They are both totally determined to achieve this goal and I have been doing the best I can to help them. (Except right now I am fighting a cold and I am really looking forward to bed.)

If determination alone will get you there, then these two have it made!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Outdoor Work

Well, I didn't do any of the numbers on my list, but I did rake the side of the driveway that needed it most, picked up all the branches that had come down in the wind storm, edged the grass on the side of the driveway and filled 5 or 6 yard waste bags. I also moved a ton of boxes onto the platform in the garage. Now I can walk in my basement again. I also moved all the junk in front of the breezeway door so I can actually use it.

I started exercises for my knee and I did my shoulder exercises.

I need to buy two hooks so I can hang my nephew's extra bicycle in the garage (and get it out of the way).

The sewing machine is unhappy so I am not certain if this one is going to get repaired or replaced. Such a hard decision. Trying to find the right sewing machine is not as easy as it used to be. Of course, if I used any of the 97 million other stitches than forward and backwards it might make a really big difference, but I don't. So it really ought to be easy. Then why isn't it?