Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The battle lines are drawn

No, this is a digression from the cancer/health battle. This is the garden battle. On Sunday (just three days ago) I planted some pansies in a container and put it at the end of the front walk. There were two flowers for a tiny bit of color. They are gone. The flowers were decapitated! The battle lines are drawn! I will resort to plan B. I will spike the planter with hot pepper which is supposed to work. If I need to I will surround it with kitty litter or something. Most aggravating. The little furry creatures cannot be allowed to dine on my garden!!!

Meanwhile, back at the ranch (so to speak), my back hurts - now there's a surprise! I want to be whiney and crabby about it and I will, because I feel like it. But I won't be whiney and crabby at my job interview this morning. I have a second interview for the job I went to last week. I would really like this job. 20 hours/week in a small company. So I will go put on my perky face and dress up (meaning hair gel, make up, and full check for cat fur on clothing before leaving the house) and cross my fingers that I get it.

Otherwise, I don't have much else to do today. First I need to rush out and go for a walk this morning before my interview. Then I will come home and do a little work before going to work, and then a volunteer meeting. Not much. I will squish it in. (But how am I going to fit another job into my chronically overscheduled life? Maybe I'll just have to give up wasting so much time on the internet.)

Yesterday was busy as well. I met a friend for coffee, went for a walk, and worked from home and went to my support group. I also ordered myself a new laptop - very exciting. I have been thinking about this for quite a while - months actually. It was on sale ending yesterday and I think I got a pretty good deal. And it comes with the latest version of MS Office so I don't need to buy it separately. But it will be here in a couple of weeks.

While I was out on my walk, I went by a little pond in some conservation land. I heard a weird noise and thought it was a flock of ducks but it didn't sound quite right. It was hundreds of frogs! All over the pond. I mentioned this to someone who told me that this is very interesting because the frogs haven't been around for a few years. If I go back with my camera, will they be there? Will I be able to take their picture? (Focus optional?) Probably not. But it worth a shot.

1 comment:

Debby said...

Frogs. Oh, I can't wait to hear the peepers again!