FatherJohn and Gang good afternoon;
I have really had a funky week. We have had the rain that was despartely needed and the temps dropped from the 80's to the 30's. This did wonder for the body. The gray days worked on the mental aspect of things. As a result I had a terribly unproductive week. I would have been happy curled in a ball under the covers. I am a sunshine person that needs it daily, artifical light does not do the trick for me. My batteries are at an all time low. Weather is suppose to be in the 70's with sunshine tomorrow and I will out there in it like an old dog,lol. I have a pump refill in the AM and I am hoping I get a small increase in the pump.
Our animals, oh, I just don't know where I would be without my two guys and girl. Even at the darkest times they comfort me. They are alot of work for me but the pleasure and comfort is unmeasurable. I have had dogs and cats, usually one cat at a time for the past 20 yrs. They are such a part of our lives. My husband who has always had hunting dogs, has mellowed so much over the years when it comes to these guys. I really think its funny because the two newest additions were his doing not mine. He always said its a good thing a cow never showed up at the door because he feared I would take it in too.
PA I think it wonderful you are going to your shelter and loving on the furry friends. Since you like cats so much I am so sure if they could talk they would tell you thank you for being there. You are making a big difference in their lives you know. My sister is disabled and has 5 cats. No she did not take in 5 cays on her own. Her worthless daughter dumped her cats on her and being a softie she could not take them to the pound. Its a struggle for her to care for these guys and the expense that goes along with having them. She does love them and the comfort is great. She gets worried over getting down and not being able to care for them.
I am glad to hear that you slowed a little over the weekend FatherJohn, you need alot more. Two weeks ago I started a project of hand pulling the weeds in my front yard before spraying it. The weather got in my way so its not finished. Maybe two hours at best is left, my yard looked terrible. I got everyones weeds this spring. My yard has never looked this bad. I have neighbors on each side that do not believe in weed control but at least they mow. The one forgets he has this nice size backyard that should be mowed and the huge weeds that have grown over a 6 ft fence need to be taken out. I battle his weeds in both my front & back yard. I usually go in his yard and try to spray weed killer on the fence line. I will tell you this work was not easy. I had to take pain pills before I could even start out each day. The first day I did not do this and paid more than dearly for it. My old knees swelled the size of grapefruits. But, the object for me was to do something constructive and be outside in the sun at the same time. I do push myslef always have. I could not sit on a low stool and do this because of the bending involved. I did use severals thick pieces of foam to cushion my knees somewhat. Can't sit on the ground directly either. I did get smart this time and take several breaks in this work. My yard looks so much better, even with the patch by the gate that is left to do. My intent is to get my neighbor boy to scalp the yard down & bag it, spray for weeds and hit it hard with fertilizer. That will help get it back in shape. I only bag once in the beginning of the season. The rest of the time it mulched by the wower. I have a teenage boy a couple of doors up that does mowing. He is a real good kid. I can get him to help me outside with various things and I always pay him. His Mom says no on the money, but its like I told her let him work and earn the money because I would have to pay someone else for the work and I would much rather pay him. So, she gave in on letting me pay him. I am so excited to see if spring is truly on the way. I need to get out and see if any of the mesquite trees are blooming thats how we know if the cold weather is gone for good is by the mesquite trees.lol. I do have many flowers blooming and bulbs coming up. At least they think its spring.lol.
Lets all hope for sunshine tomorrow and lpd today. Hugs to all, Susie