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Posted on Nov 14, 2022 12:14 AM

Wow, I have not done a blog post in quite a while! Since summer, actually.
Well, first off, today was a rather busy day. I am already preparing Christmas gifts for everyone close to me. I'm doing woodburning, painting, and drawing for various different people. Once I'm finished, I'll include pictures of all of the gifts. I think creating gifts for someone with your own hands is so fun, and it makes the process a bit more special for the person making the gift. I feel as if it makes that person put more thought and care and love into that gift instead of just buying one. At least, that's how I feel. I do enjoy creating and crafting! Hurray!

Secondly, I wanted to tell you all that my orchid is growing like mad! I think it's the first plant I've really fallen in love with Lovey dubby it's so cute and I'm doing my best to give it TLC. Oh how I hope it won't die come winter. If it doesn't, I'm definitely going to try to get more orchids, because I like 'em! By the way, I'm already starting to plan my container herb garden. It's going to be right under my window so that I can smell it all when I open the window. I also don't want any rascal critters coming near. I'm hoping that by sticking the garden under my window they won't come because it'd be too close for them. Crossing Fingers!

Thirdly, fall here was just beautiful! Of course the weather was a little off, but the colors of the trees were breathtaking. I wish I could've taken pictures for you all to see. Fall is definitely my favorite season, except for Summer.
Sadly, we already have below freezing temperatures. But I do like the snow, so I'm hoping a bunch of snow will come. We're in a drought, and I'd like any moisture we can get. There was another drought here that was broken by a blizzard. I believe in one night 4 feet of snow was dumped. Perhaps the sky had a stomachache. Rolling on the floor laughing

Those are my updates. Other than that, I've just been very, very busy with school and other things. I promise my next blog will be posted sooner. Until then! Smiling

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I'm So Excited!!
Posted on Aug 10, 2022 9:40 AM

I know it may not seem like such an exciting thing…but I got an orchid! I've always liked orchids and was at first wary to get one because I was afraid I was going to kill it. But…I winged it and now I have one. It has very pretty blooms and seems pretty happy right now. I hope it stays that way! Alas, we get negative temperatures in Winter, so we'll see how it ends up doing. But I'm not going to worry about that yet.
It's sitting on my dresser in bright light next to my lucky bamboo (dracaena sanderiana) so it also has company. Hilarious! If I can't do outside plants right now, I'm going to work hard on keeping my inside plants happy with me.
Try to have a good day today, my fellow readers!



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My Garden Progress (if you can call it that…) and Trip to CA
Posted on Jul 31, 2022 3:57 PM

Hello! I feel like it's been a while since doing a blog post. I'm going to give y'all an update on my garden and tell you flat out that my garden is now a failure. First of all, let me start out by stating that my seedlings had begun to grow and grow into beautiful, healthy plants. As you all knew, I was very excited about it. I had kept up with the weeds, kept chicken wire down to keep the rabbits and deer away, and overall kept a neat little slice of a garden. But then the leafhoppers and grasshoppers came. These grasshoppers and leafhoppers will eat pretty much anything that comes across their path (of course it figures that they don't really eat WEEDS) well, my herbs began to have holes, big and small, and they all began to look like they'd been in a war zone. Ok, "take a deep breath and keep calm" I told myself. But I couldn't because read what happens to my garden next. Remember how I said my wildflowers were blooming and doing great? They all were chowed down by the deer and rabbits. On top of that, weeds began to grow and I (not making excuses) couldn't really keep up with pulling out the little suckers because of my preparation to CA. When I came back….when I came back…whew this is hard for me to say. When I came back ALL MY HERBS WERE OVERTAKEN BY WEEDS!!! Aaargh! And still are, unfortunately. So I'm starting over. That's that. I'll keep it simple and direct:
I'm pulling/killing every single weed, going to save as many herbs as I can, pot those up, and leave the 'garden' as dirt until I, or someone else, can find big bushes or plants to plant that won't be destroyed by all these bugs and critters. Thank you for reading my sob story. Although I most definitely have good reasons to be frustrated! Now on to the more enjoyable part of my blog…

I went on a Vacation with my family to Ca to visit other close family. It was a very enjoyable time and I don't regret it at all. Hurray! We visited many lovely places, including a beautiful redwood forest, and overall had a smashing time. The beach was just as amazing as I remembered it. Lovey dubby I also took some pictures of the Shoshone Falls in Idaho, as well as some pictures of a dog that was part of my Aunt's family. The dog's name is Bailey and one of my favorite dogs I know.

I hope you all enjoy the pictures! Ciao for now.




Here are the falls:
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These are other photos taken of the state park at Shoshone Falls:

I can imagine a creature living in this hole such as fox, coyote, etc.
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These were very pleasing to the eye in person:
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And here are some rocks that were fantastic:

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And here is Bailey Lovey dubby Lovey dubby


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Progress…
Posted on Jun 12, 2022 4:34 PM

Well, I've definitely had some progress with my herb garden. I'm feeling a lot more accomplished, which is a good sign for a good garden. (hopefully)
The chamomile has sprouted, as well as my thyme, catnip, lemon balm, Russian tarragon, lemon basil, mammoth dill, and other things I can't remember off the top of my head. OH, and my wildflowers are ALREADY BLOOMING!! Hurray! Hurray!

We've had a ton of rain this month, and quite a bit last month as well, which is wonderful. Last night, we had hail pieces almost the size of golf balls. I was scared at first, trying to figure out what was pounding on the decks. When my mom said it was hail, I went out and checked and saw that yes, it was hail. Giant sized hail that could harm your body if you were to step out into it. Not only that, but there was lightning that just kept lighting the sky over and over again, nonstop. It was so close, and the thunder was very loud. I was extremely relieved I had stuck chicken wire over all my seedlings and plants, because the hail didn't get to all of it as bad. The chicken wire was intended to keep my cat from digging in my garden, but I realized it can be very useful for other things garden-related. Man, that storm was big. Blinking

This will probably be my last blog post in a while, just simply because we're heading over to CA for a while. I'll let you all know how my garden and other things are going when I get back. I'm stressed because I'm worried my seeds will die from lack of water, but what comes, comes. Shrug! I'm going to give them a good soak everyday until we leave. Hopefully that will keep them going.

Did I mention that I thought I had gotten rid of every single Iris, and yet so far three have popped up in my garden? Two I gave to my bro to plant, but the third I decided I would let it grow. It's always nice to have an extra flower. As long as it doesn't take the garden over. Thumbs down

By the way, I have a certain 'quiet/thinking' spot I go to on my property. There were what I thought pretty weeds growing wonderfully all over the lovely rocks, when they grew more after the rain and I saw that they are almost for sure wild blackberry bushes. So now, not only will I have a nice quiet spot, but I'll have a nice snacking spot as well! Hmm…if the rabbits and birds don't get to them first, that is. I'll let you all know how that goes too.

Until then… I tip my hat to you.

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We Remember
Posted on May 30, 2022 12:55 AM

Happy Memorial Day! Hurray! 🇺🇸🥂🎆 Hurray!


Thank you brave soldiers, for fighting for the freedom of our country and me. You will be in my heart, not just tomorrow, but everyday. Thank You! For serving and protecting this nation faithfully through/for God and for the people. We remember you in our thoughts and hearts.



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