Flower Sticks and Twist Ties 2

My gladiola blooming season has been poor this year, and I am not sure why. I had only seen two actual blooms so far and had told myself this was a slow year for me. We recently had a few days of straight rain, so I hadn't been looking after my flower beds. This morning,…

A SMILE ON MY FACE AND A GOOD ATTITUDE

Moo was a little late getting going with the walking this morning, so I started off without him...and I started thinking back to a few years ago, when we would have what I call "morning wars" - me yelling for him to get up, him not getting up, etc..., which made for some stressful mornings...Moo…

Monkey on My Back

I mean it never fails.....every morning when I wake up, that monkey IMMEDIATELY jumps on my back....the monkey of negative thoughts and "what ifs". This monkey has been my constant companion, seemingly for years. I can't  tell you when he arrived, what sparked his appearance - all I can tell you is that he is…

One of the Most Memorable “Ruthisms” ever….

This probably sounds weird, but one of the most memorable "Ruthisms" for me is this - "Keischa, always pay your bills on time, even if you only have gas and food money left. And always have good credit." And I was a teenager when she told me that!!! Sadly, I have not always adhered to…

Mulch and Roots

So, thanks to a good night sleep and some determination, I got up this am and got back in the flowerbeds....today's mission was to clean around the big bushes, clean up the debris piles from yesterday, and start putting down mulch....and as I was attempting to clean up the underbrush from under the bushes, little…