Friday, March 27, 2015

It's Spring!!!!!!!!!!!

And officially spring--past the vernal equinox AND we just had our first religious person bothering us at the door.  We get a mix of faiths pestering us here every year, but the one thing they all have in common:  the bother-people-in-their-homes part of the faith only applies in warm weather.  It's a perk of the norther climates that we get a break for a few months. 

I've got most of my vegetables started now, including some cold-weather plants,
which are outside the greenhouse but still in planting trays as part of the Seedling Protection Program. Arugula, snow peas, onions, and carrots, so all could have been direct-seeded if we didn't have kitty-helpers who are much faster than carrot seedlings ever DREAMED of being.

Let the gardening games begin!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015


If you have never read any of Sir Terry Pratchett's work, a sample for you:

“Just erotic. Nothing kinky. It's the difference between using a feather and using a chicken.”

"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”

“I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.” 

“Many people, meeting Aziraphale for the first time, formed three impressions: that he was English, that he was intelligent, and that he was gayer than a treeful of monkeys on nitrous oxide.”

“Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.” 

“The entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.”

“In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the
cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat
could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious.” 

“She'd become a governess. It was one of the few jobs a known lady could do.
And she'd taken to it well. She'd sworn that if she did indeed ever find
herself dancing on rooftops with chimney sweeps she'd beat herself to death with her own umbrella.”

“Steal five dollars and you're a common thief. Steal thousands and you're either the government or a hero.” 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Things I Would Like To Say on Facebook

*  Please don't update your location at the gym, every restaurant, and the airport.  Unless you are on some sort of scavenger hunt--or you are the president of the United States--it really isn't very interesting.

*  Nothing--and I mean NOTHING--I have ever posted or will ever post is an invitation for solicitation for whatever health powder or product you are selling

*  If every picture you post is a "selfie," you're a narcissist

*  If every picture you post is of you drinking, you're a narcissist with a drinking problem

*  If your religion is about friending God on Facebook and still being a jerk to everyone, you're doing it wrong.

*  Not every single step of your vacation needs to be documented.  Unless there is a naked man doing the conga in the next aisle, we don't need to see where you bought groceries.

*  Three posts per day are enough for ANYONE

Fall! Finally!

Even without extremely hot summers, I've always loved fall.  A little coolness in the air, leaves starting to turn, sweaters coming out-...