Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Gardening, Ears, Rashes, Kitties and Birds

Well it has been quite the week already and it's only Tuesday! The end of last week D had a rash as a reaction to Sulfa, just like his Mom! :o( The itchies are gone now but he is suffering from allergies in general and has almost lost his voice. Sac is just not healthy for any of us! After ten days of ear pain and spending the last two nights in tears and waking up with bad ear pain, I finally decided to start the Amoxicillin for an ear infection. Forty years old and I have my first ear infection. Last night I slept through most of the night and woke up with only minimal discomfort. The extreme swelling both inside my throat and on my glands has decreased significantly and I feel like I am finally on the road to recovery!

The last couple days have been exhausting though. Yesterday the kids and I went to Walmart to get some medicine and we spent about $15 on annuals which they had out on sale. Everyone got to pick a color of petunias to buy and had fun. Then I went to Whole Foods Market with the kids and did some shopping there. I don't do all my shopping there but every 6-8 weeks I go there for a few things. They have THE BEST peanut butter, their storebrand and it is cheaper than other natural peanut butters. It tastes like fresh peanuts. Also got some Kefir to put some probiotics into my system since I am taking antibiotics.

Today I'm pretty wiped. But we did spend the morning out cleaning out our flower pots and pulling the tulip and daffodil bulbs for next year and deadheading a couple hundred roses! Then we had fun planting. Once the planting containers were cleaned out, we each took turns picking which color petunia to put in next! Some of the planters needed to be fully replanted, others needed just a few spots filled in here or there to brighten the place up. The pansies will not last too much longer because we are supposed to be in the upper 80s again later this week. Yuck! Once summer hits here, it hits full force. I guess it's good we were out there and enjoyed spring today while it lasted! :o)

Hopefully next week I will have some pics to post. I have about 6 more rows to go on the Peacock Feathers Shawl but the rows are over 500 stitches so it is taking longer and longer to get done, even on the plain rows. I was hoping to finish and get it blocked before Mother's Day.

Gerber Daisy
One of the new kittens born under the neighbors trailer, shyly peeks out!
Kids playing with the toolsets Gr and Gr got them, tuning up their "motorcycles"!
Some of our planting efforts
D, J, A, my helpers watching me and helping me pick out petunias...the girls always look in the camera as if they think there is some little person in there doing something and they want to figure out what! LOL
A Western Goldfinch cropped out of one of my bigger photos, not enough light to get a good close up.
Queen Elizabeth Roses


Carissa said...

The kiddos are cute, as usual! And I love the Gerbera daisies and the roses too. It is always so nice to have a pretty little garden to pick up our moods, even if we are not in our ideal locations!

Melissa said...

Lovely photos!!

Holly said...

More beautiful photos! That little kitten is adorable. So glad you are feeling better!

susan said...

Glad you are feeling better. It was great to visit with you a bit on Wednesday.

Beautiful pictures.

Heather said...

Your kids are just getting soo big!! I will be there this summer... we are getting together for a play date... I am not even asking I am telling you ;) LOL