I would like to start out this post by Thanking each and every one of you who stop by my blog to see what I'm up to. Sometimes I have interesting stuff to say or I'm doing and other times I'm just plain ranting. Thanks for putting up with me ; ) I also forgot to tell you that the same morning of the phone call to my son my coffee maker quit working too!!!!!! UUUGGGHHHH... so let's just say some of my rant was due to no coffee consumption. LOL.
Sunday was beautiful in our neck of the woods in Ohio so I decided Steve was going to take me flower shopping. Every year by mid summer I swear to myself that I am NOT going to buy flowers the next year because of the watering. Every time I have flowers they either die or wilt because I forget to water, since there is not more than 24 hours in a day, and no one else will help. Or I buy the wrong type of flower for where I live and I put a part sun in a full sun place. Anyway, while I was cleaning I found a $50 dollar gift certificate my parents had bought me 4 years ago to my favorite plant nursery. I wasn't sure if it was still good, but lo and behold they took it!!!!!! Woot Woot!!!!!!! After much contemplation and looking this is what we came up with... Now remember my planters are on the North side of the house. I think we're going to do a few more planters, but I thought I'd show you the progress. Normally we are safe to plant at the end of May for fear of frost so I'm keeping my fingers crossed we are done with that so they don't die. Though I should be concerned with too much water as it's been raining here for 2 days now.
Lobelia (the blue ones both light and dark), New Guinea impatiens (red and white), and of course spikes (not sure of the real name)
Now lets take other looks...
After we got done planting an older couple walked by and yelled from the street that my house was looking good. YAY!!!!!! So other people do notice. We also had a weird thing happen too. I happen to notice a guy walking down the street. Now I'm not generally quick to make a decision about people, but something in my gut said there was something weird about this guy. He was dressed all in black and had a shaved head. Again I don't make judgements... He stopped a couple houses down was turning around rubbing his head anxiously. I told Steve somethings wrong with this guy is he lost or something. We have a group home for developmentally disabled guys around the corner and thought maybe he had walked away from the house. I kept watching him and then I saw him go up to one of the houses, but I couldn't really see because there were some cars parked in a driveway. So I went back to planting. Next thing I know I see the guy again and a policeman driving up on his phone. I know this one because his daughter is friends with mine and he lives in the house next to where the guy went. Anyway, next thing I know the guy is being frisked and is talking to the policeman and walks away. So I text the policeman's wife and tell her thanks if she called her hubby about the weirdo. She comes over and tells me that this guy doesn't live around here now, but grew up in the house he went to and just wanted to sit on the front steps to reminisce. Odd don't you think? Anyway, she proceeds to tell me this guy just got picked up last week for running from the police and being caught with two knives and binoculars on him. WHAT??????? So her hubby says if we see him again to call the police right away. Uhhhh yea you better believe I will!!!!!! Thankfully we have two policeman living in the neighborhood.
Other than that I haven't been able to work on the dining room due to working, but have no fear I will. LOL. I wanted to go to Michael's for pantry looking boxes but we ended up not having time on Sunday. BUT while I was in Fairlawn I noticed a Hobby Lobby will be coming in soon!!!!!! I've been to one once. I'm so excited I can't wait.