15 July 2011


Well I mowed 1/3 of the backyard yesterday and feel good about it. I find that if I do something productive that I do not feel down upon myself, and I have good thoughts and actions. I hope that it does not rain this morning although I have been up since 0415 and I am wanting to go back to bed. I know that I have to stay up to get out early to mow down the backyard. It takes so long because I have to mow a few feet then back up then go forward again for a few more feet. I have to get the grass mowed down to get m-i-l and m-i-lc out to help cut down the dead trees that are in the backyard. When we get them cut down I will have a lot of firewood to burn for awhile. It will be good to have the backyard burn pile mowed down to where I can burn the tree limbs that I have already there.

I did not do a garden this year. My plot is over run by weeds and needs to be redone. I want to grow carrots and lettuce next winter, so I can feed the rabbit fresh food. I stopped making that blanket and socks so I can start on Christmas and birthday presents. The wife found this pattern for something for m-i-l that was supposed to be on the Michael's website, but she found it on the yarns website. When I started it I did not think that it was looking like the patterns picture, so I tried some other way. It still did not look right, so I started to do it like the pattern said to do it and this time I got about 14 rows and it is starting to look like the picture in the pattern. I have been looking up patterns on the Internet for awhile when the wife said to get started on Christmas and birthday presents.

I have found a lot of patterns and been putting them on my flash drive so I can have them all the time and will not have to look them up again. I find that I like the adobe reader to download the pattern that way it looks professional, and I do not have to be on the Internet to see the picture of the project. I have to figure out what I am making for my parents and m-i-lc and s-i-l. I already have a gift for my sister. I still have to send the father's day gift out to dad, so I can find out if those socks fit. That way I can make him more for Christmas and I need to make him some more hats. I don't think he loses his hats. That way he can get enough to wear for each day of the winter, but he says that he lost them in the last 2 moves that they have had. I like to knit hats that way I can try different patterns and put different looks to them. I would like to do a fair isle hat that would fit me.

Then I would know that it would fit him. I need to knit up one that has a two sides to it. I might put a picture in it to make it his. The last one that I tried to do like that I screwed up the way that the words would look. Mom likes booties so i have to make her a few of them and I found this pattern that I like so I might make that for her too. I got a couple of strips done and then it started to rain.

Started the mowing with the sun full on in the spot that I wanted to mow down to have a strip that I can turn the mower around in. When I got too hot to do it anymore for a while. That is when I came in and took a nap on the couch, did not want to but did. Then when I woke up the rain was getting ready to fall, so I put up the lawnmower. When I got it put in the shed the rain came down.

11 July 2011


Well I have a doctor appointment this morning at 1030 and another at 1300 so will be gone from the house all day do to the fact that the transmission in the truck is going out and I have to go to work with the wife to get to the doctors. I do not remember most of the problems I have been having because I talk with these people on this group discussion and here to get it off my chest so it will not bother me. So I do not know what I will talk to him about I will have to read my posts over to get a feeling of what it is I want to discuss with him.

I will not be able to mow unless the rain comes early and leaves before I get home. That way I can do the yard for another 45 minutes. Maybe by next week I will be up to an hour of mowing. That would be great. I saw an armadillo this morning he was over by the van then he came to the porch and to my side where I smoke. I heard it digging up the ground for bugs. I thought it was cool that I have an armadillo. Just another animal that I have to worry about giving my animals rabies. I am not sure if armadillos have rabies but I worry about my cats that live around the yard, and the other cats in the neighborhood. I think the other day when the wife got out of the van to help this snake that I thought was a cotton mouth might have been really a python. Now I have to worry about those getting out and eating the cats at least the dog is to big to be eaten. There are just to much to worry about with the cats. They are small and can not take care of themselves with the other types of animals that I have been seeing around the neighborhood. 2 raccoons 1 armadillo, and some opossums.

I like the cats they do not bother me to much I do have my favorites. I have one that runs in and out of the house it seems that every time that I go out to smoke he runs out or in then when I come in it is the opposite. He is crazy he is a small cat but takes on the bigger cats and makes them back off. I worry that he will try and take on one of the raccoons. Then he will not last long. I Have 2 that live in the bedroom that I like, one we picked up when we lived in Louisiana. The other one came from the wife work. I do worry that the dog is going to die soon she is 11 years old, that is old for a mastiff and I also worry that she will try and tangle with one of the raccoons.

I also worry that there are poisonous snakes in the yard. I do not worry about the cats too much but I do worry about the dog she could be bitten and then it will not be long for her. I can not get out to mow the grass as often as I would like. So the grass is knee high, and I know that snakes like that. I worry about the birds getting killed by the cats I tried to keep the grass down for them but when the rider broke and when I needed to buy a new starter that is when the grass got that high.