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seasons change

on October 23, 2008 - 5:59pm

After work today I dug out my dahlias, cleaned up the bulbs, divided and labeled them and tucked them into their bed of vermiculite and in my root celler for the winter. Cleaned out my tomatoes, brought in my garden gnome and fairies. It will take me several more afternoons to get my yard and gardens "put to bed" for the winter. I still dont know if I will be able to keep this little place but if I have to move at least the yard will look nice next spring. The latest comfort I have is Ive found several apartments that take large dogs. I could deal with not having to worry about that old furnace, how Im going to replace my old window air conditioner next summer. As long as I can have my dog Im ok. I thought the other day that if I didnt have her I would drive off a bridge. I really thought that for the first time in my life. And it scared me.

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a true microamerica

on October 20, 2008 - 2:54pm

This place is a true microamerica. it really is. What is it now, nationwide, 10%/90%? Yeah, I think something like that. Ill never be in that 10% on any level

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Just a note

on October 18, 2008 - 7:53pm

Ive got another foster greyhound for a couple weeks. My Greyhound org. that I volunteer for took 10 from a track in Iowa. He is Boc's Golden Boy, Ive been calling him goldy. Hes 2 and a real beautiful tan with black face. Banged up tho. old scars on his back and he is favoring a back leg. Hardly walks on it really. He goes in Monday to be vetted so hopefully they can fix him up. My favorite thing is after a couple weeks when I hand him over to his permanant home, they always are so appreciative. It gives me a Warm fuzzy as they say! Otherwise, Just trying to hang in there by the skin of my teeth.

Well, the foster is at the vet today getting "taken care of" and I sat at work all day waiting for them to call me to tell me I would either be picking up a 3 legged dog or no dog at all but I never got that call so I guess the boy is just fine. Ill find out tomorrow when I pick him up what was going on with his back leg but at least hes ok.

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have to believe in my belief

on October 9, 2008 - 2:39pm

Somehow or another things manage to work out for the best in the end. I dont know how, they just do. I have to think that. Every day these days I repeat this mantra. I sit and try and pay my bills with what I make, I come home tonight and find out the city of Minneapolis decided to fix the 1/4" gap in my sidewalk, though they are more than glad to add the $500. charge to my taxes next year! I see all the cool things I wouldnt mind getting, would love to be able to support these great causes but wonder how Im going to be able to buy socks for the winter. Some people are so proud that they get to go to all these Josh events, some people are so hurt that they cant go to all these Josh events. Me included.

The stock market is tanking, the banks wont lend, our United States government is so far in dept the giant national dept ticker in New York ran out of decimals. People are loosing their jobs and their houses and their life savings by the hundreds of thousands. This is the third year in a row for serious drought for our nations cropland, half the human beings on this planet live in poverty and we bicker about getting to or not getting to spend time with Josh Groban? Perspective people Perspective!

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This too shall pass

on October 1, 2008 - 6:40pm

I planted 150 beautiful healthy tulip bulbs today at my partime garden job. I always have such hopeful thoughts when I plant bulbs in the fall. The packages promised red hot red Darwin giant mid spring tulips. I planted them at Patio Town, the store I garden partime for in a hill perennial garden along Highway 36 in Oakdale MN. Putting all those little dormant bulbs in the ground, with a bit of blood meal in every hole, waiting 6 months of cold lonely winter and then seeing them flower has to be hopeful. No matter what, middle of next May that hill will be absolutely beautiful. I have to think of that.

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