Sunday, March 28, 2010

Gardening and neighbors

I've been thinking for a while now about putting flower beds on either side of my sidewalk. Debating about how big they should be. What I want to put in these beds. I've also been thinking about the added work this would be. However, I know that once I get an idea in my head, I'm gonna do it.

Yesterday my neighbor calls and said she has the butterfly bush we were talking about. I must be losing my memory because I do not remember this conversation. However, it's a butterfly bush, which I have been wanting to get. And best of all, it's free.

In my head, I have these beds designed. (I know they won't look like what I plan). So now I go to Walmart. I pick up some edging. Then the bulb and seed aisle. I got Lily of the Valley, Freesias and elephant ears. I also got some solar lights.

When I got home, I plant the butterfly bush. Then I decide to edge the walk. I haven't edged in years. I must say that I did a good job and didn't realize how wide my walk was. It looks very nice. While I was out there, my neighbors son came out. He's wife has been very sick and is in the hospital. They have two sons, that my neighbor has been watching for them. He is unload more baby stuff from the car and I ask how his wife is doing. She is doing much better. He says that he didn't realize how much work and how needy the kids were. I asked him if he thought they would just pop out and start fending for themselves. I got a chuckle from this. He however didn't appreciate my sense of humor. Oh well.

Friday, March 19, 2010

I had a visitor today

When I came home from work, I got the food ready for the kittens. I took it out and came back inside and went right back out again. I heard a mew that didn't belong. When I turned, here comes a strange cat toward the steps. The protective parent I am, but myself between the kittens and the stranger, shooing. That cat didn't give a shit about me and ran past me. The kittens took cover as the stranger started eating.

Oh what a skinny cat this was. I grabbed the dishes and walked into the yard, with stranger mewing and following me. He had a hard time eating and kept going from bowl to bowl, but eventually got most down. This was a clue that he had teeth problems.

Looking at this cat, you could tell it was sick. Running eyes, sneezing. He kinda of wobbled when he walked.

If the situation was different and he was healthier, he would be welcome. But my protectiveness took hold.

I called animal control.

While we waited, he purred. He had more food. He had cat milk. I petted him. He enjoyed the attention. I petted a spot that he didn't like. He hissed reveling missing fang teeth. I petted him some more. When I would go inside, he would meow. Sometimes trying to come in.

What ashame. This was a very tame cat. This was someones pet. I feel that the person who had him couldn't afford to take care of him and booted him out. I think this because I have never seen him before. (also to make me feel better.)

Animal control came. He agreed it was someones pet. He also agreed that this cat was sick. We got him in a carrier. The poor cat was crying. The big sap I am, I started to cry. In that short time, we bonded.

He said he would take him to a vet and go from there. I know what the outcome is going to be. I take solace that he did have a meal, drink and attention. And for about an hour, someone who cared.

When they were filling out the form, animal control gave me a tidbit of information that I did not know. Did you know that there is a New Jersey State law that if you feed a cat for ten days, the cat is then legally yours? I didn't. I made it clear that this was the first time I seen this cat.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

What kind of parent would I be?

Monday I'm in Wal-Mart (I know. Not everyone's favorite store), but I'm in Wal-Mart picking out new eyeglasses. Over the intercom, I hear, 'Parents. Please do not let your children stand in the carts. Please make sure that they are seated inside the cart.' I'm a little taken back by this announcement. Out loud I say I have never had that before. I would just assume that parents were more attentive then that. The guy helping me said this happens all the time. He said that children have actually fallen out of the carts because parents weren't paying attention. He said that he has seen parents talking on the cell phone not paying a bit of attention to their child. Next thing there are announcements about a lost child. In today's world, I can not comprehend this.

We all know and have seen a dog with head out the window enjoying the scents of the outside world. I'm not fond of this, but hey, the dogs are. So anyway, I'm driving down the road today and imagine my surprise when I see a children (around four or five) with her head out the window. Not only was her head out the window, but she was in the front seat, not buckled in. The thoughts and visions that went through my mind. Stone hitting her. Branch. The father slamming the brakes. Ugh. I shutter.

So anyway, this got me thinking about the kind of parent I would be. This is what I came up with. I would like to think I would be the type of parent that would be attentive, responsible. Oh hell. I would be an overprotective mom. I would teach my child responsibility, common sense, to be respectful, independence, morals.

But I'm not a parent.

Well I am a parent. The proud parent of my fur babies on my sidebar. And there isn't anything that I wouldn't do for them. Or anything I wouldn't do to protect them.

And you know what? I wouldn't have it any other way.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy Birthday



Hope you enjoy your day.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Daylight Savings sucks

Here I sit at 6:50 AM and it's still dark.

Who ever came up with this? Does it make sense?

I'm a morning person and like sunlight early in the morning. I don't like when it's still light at 8:30 - 9:00 at night.

I guess the paper delivery person forgot to spring his/her clock ahead because I still don't have my paper. I would like to get my shopping list done.

I sound bitchy today. I'm not. Just aggravated.

Yesterday during a lull in the rain, I went out and decided where I was going to plant my radish garden. It's a small space, but large enough for radishes.

Okay I'm listening to the News and they said a four story home collapsed at the 'shore' due to the winds we had yesterday. I do hope that no one was hurt. Here's my question - where is the 'shore'? When they talk about the 'shore' it could be a hundred miles away from here. See I thought the 'shore' was down here in the Cape May, Wildwood, Stone Harbor etc. areas. I guess the 'shore' could be anywhere in New Jersey with a beach and ocean/bay. Well hell if that's the case, almost all of NJ is 'the shore'.

Okay, I'm done. I'm gonna see if my paper was delivered yet. And see if the sun rose at the time the News said for today - 7:06.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

It's raining. It's windy

Well here in Cape May County, we're hunkered down for yet another storm. This one is bringing us sporadic rain and lots of wind with very strong gusts. They are saying the wind should die down tomorrow, but we're supposed to have rain for three to five days.

I had a craving for a Primo's hoagie yesterday. So after work and feeding the furry ones, I went I got my hoagie. When I came home, I had a message and caller ID read the fire department. The message was from the police station advising us and to take precautions for the storm.

I must be becoming a light sleeper because several times during the night I was awoken with the wind driving the rain against my bedroom windows.

I must be getting old because now the winds are starting to worry me. I never cared about this before. Don't understand why it would bother me now. When outside having my smokes, sometimes the gusts are so strong, it is whistling through the trees. The trees and bushes are being bent over. Quite eerie.

Anyway enough of that. I joined facebook last week. I have no idea what I'm doing, but I can say I am having fun. My friend and I were talking today about it and we decided we are facebook stalkers. We like to visit people we know only to see what is going on in their lives and who their friends are.

A friend requested I become a neighbor in one of the games for farming. I did because I like to garden. I enjoy it, but sometimes I wonder if I made a mistake. You see, you have to plant and harvest what you plant in a certain time. If not, your crop withers and dies. I know this because I lost several crops by not harvesting in time. I now know that when I'm going to bed, don't plant something that must be harvested in a couple hours.

Well anyway, this is what is exciting in my life right now. Yea-yea, I live a boring life, but I do enjoy myself..

Oh and don't forgot to turn your clocks ahead tonight.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

What a beautiful weekend

Sunny skies. Warmer temps. No snow. No rain.

Okay. The warmer temps is so-so in my opinion. I love the cold weather. But I must say, I did enjoy this weekend.

Opened a couple window to air out the house.

Cleaned out the broken branches in the lilac tree. It looks deformed now.

Tackled the bamboo. But a small dent in that.

Brought my cat outside on her leash for awhile.

I think we are starting to get spring fever.