time to get with the program~

Okay... I'm back... and done putzing with the blog for awhile again... time to get with the program... if I can only figure out what the program is????

I have been in such a smakaroni kinda slump lately it isn't funny!  A smakaroni kinda slump is what you get when you're lollylagging from too much putzing... (just thought I'd toss that explanation in there for you Jack because I know you'd be wondering) lol.     I just can't seem to get with the program.  Maybe I'm suffering from cabin fever?  I'm just itching to get outside and working in my flower beds; but old ma nature has different plans.  Today it's only 34 degrees out and I imagine if you figure in the cold blowing wind out of the north it feels more like 20. brrrrr  We got spoiled a few weeks back by the unusually warm weather up in the 70's ... now it's back to normal again.... and I'm not liking it.

Dear Hubby and I and my sister Darla, who tagged along for amusement, took a little road trip yesterday.  We had to go to Wisconsin Rapids to meet up with the fur buyer; who also owns a nursery.  So... while Slim is selling his beaver and muskrat pelts trying to make some money... I'm walking around picking out some shrubs spending it faster than he made it. ha!

Jack, the owner of the nursery knows how much I love flowers and he gave me a nice little surprise when we were leaving.  He grabbed one of every kind of the seed packets on his wildflower display and gave them to me.

Each packet contains 2 ounces of mixed seeds in it.... up to eighteen varieties in each!!  I'm so excited to get them into the ground.  I plan on taking my rake and roughing up the soil all the way around my whole yard and putting this seed in.  The seed packets were packaged for 2007 and 2008; but I still think some of them  should be good.  I might not get a lot of blossoms this year; because half of them are perrenials ~ but next year ... if they grow... they should put on a pretty good show.  Time will tell.

Other than that... what else is newsworthy around here???  My daughter Sara is engaged!!!!  and getting married in August in our back yard !!!  So......... grow little flowers.... grow!!!!  We are SOOOOOOOOOO excited for her and Don.  As Martha would say, "It's a good thing!"

But... I have so much flower gardening to do ~ so please Ma Nature... shine down on me. 

Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. ROFL...did you read my blog?...great minds think alike.
    I loved spending the day with you two characters two crack me fight so darned nice.
    I'm so glad he had a Garmin, but...

    Cannot Wait for Sara's wedding. I am sooo happy for her and Don., and happy to be helping too. Can't wait for the Sara roadtrip. It will be fun.

    Thanks for taking me with yesterday and for all the laughs.

  2. I just got back from DAr's. Y'all had a 'big time' as we say down here.
    I am sure the seeds will do great. I read once that some seeds were retrieved from one of the pyramids, were planted by scientists and grew. So You will have a great field. And what a nice gesture. Great to have you back from putzing around! LOL

    Take care and don't work too hard.
    LOve from North Carolina
    Sherry & Jack

  3. Hi Mel----I'd been wondering about you... Glad you are okay---other than in a 'pickle' --as my Daddy used to say!!!! ha

    I read Dar's post about your trip. That is so nice that you got all of those flower seed packets. . You should have lots of beautiful flowers before that summer wedding... Congrats to your daughter!!!


  4. I can just picture your yard with all those flowers. I think every one of them will grow. Congrats to your daughter and her future husband.

  5. So glad to see you back all happy and well. I love flowers and I can understand your delight with new seeds. Hopefully, warm weather will catch up to you soon Mel. Congratulations and best wishes for your daughter and her upcoming wedding. Your beautiful yard will be a perfect setting.:)

  6. What happy news! Planning a wedding will definitely keep you busy and you have such a lovely back yard, perfect setting.