Friday, July 4, 2014
Blooms and Itches
Last Saturday I had an adventure! He Who happened in after a towing call agreed to watch the store while I went to a local nursery with my best buddy, Martha. I was so anxious to escape that I left knowing I needed gas for my car.
Now, we all know that I am a kept woman and never put fuel in my car. I keep an eye on the fuel gauge and inform He Who is in charge of this task when the necessity arises. Since that nasty little red light indicating low fuel was flashing, I pulled into the first station I saw. As I navigated my way to the pumps, I realized that I had no idea which side the tank was on. The VW tank is on the passenger side, but most others are on the driver's side. I took a chance on the driver's side and won.
It has been several years since I have put fuel in a vehicle. I started to pre-pay only $5, but decided I could spare $10 (this was out of my highly coveted plant buying money!!). Good thing I opted for $10, because it barely moved the needle on the gauge!
One of the plants I bought was the Texas Rose you see in the photo above. It had tight yellow buds and I fully expected the flowers to be yellow, but they popped out purple! Wish I had bought more of these. Half price, they were!
Wild flowers popping up everywhere! This one is in the sedum ground cover I have on the front. I didn't plant it. Maybe the wind carried the seed .... or a bird dropped it here. Pre- fertilized .....
This the burn ring we usually have big bonfires. Not this year. It is now housing a majestic sunflower. I thought about transplanting it to a garden, but I was afraid it would die.
It is a holiday weekend that started yesterday. I woke with an intense itching in my right eye. Poison ivy? Yes. On my eyelid. Called Here's 2 Eye's and talked to my Sweet Nan. She got on it, let me tell you! Barb called the doc and he called in RX to remedy my affliction. You can't use the normal remedies on your eyelid. Took all day to get my ointment, but sweet relief came last night.
I was so miserable that I took a Benadryl. Not the best idea I ever had. I was checking in campers and dealing with money while mentally foggy. I undercharged one man by $4, caught the mistake and congratulated him on his surprise discount. The lady I accidentally overcharged had to be corrected, as she was unwilling to pay $800 (supposed to be $80) for her stay. It was a long evening!
Time to go do it all again.