Tuesday, September 1, 2009

pictures as promised

don't you just love this grin, my gillian right after her morning bath. i can't believe she will be 3 years old in december. her birthday is on the 15th and haley's on the 28th of december so they will both be 3 years old for 13 days!!

here are some new garden pictures, these are my carrot tops. i pulled one about 2 months ago and it was really little, then i pulled one the other day and broke the bottom off, i don't know if i need a shovel to pull them never grew carrots in my life.

there are my new radishes, they came from the valley feed and seed down the street. i will be harvesting them on the 16th i will post and let you know how they come out.

here is my one brave melon. all alone, but very healthy, now if i can keep the nocturnal critters from stealing it i should be fine.

here are my tomato and pepper plants. the soaker hoses seem to be doing great but it takes a lot longer to water the garden. i have sprayed with calcium to stop the blossom end rot, i still get some with it though. we spray weekly now.

flowers are doing awesome, these are marigolds and i don't remember what the little white ones are i think allysum but they are great for attracting good bugs to the garden

more tomatoes and peppers, i have 12 tomato plants and 10 green pepper. now the ones i planted that were supposed to be rainbow bells, i actually have 3 plants that grew and didn't know it and two of them are jalapenos and the third actually might be a bell of some sort the pepper is shaped funny.

my other garden aren't these girls so sweet. i wish i had been so close to my sister. she is recovering from a seizure right now. i did not go to the hospital, i cannot deal with her not taking better care of herself. last month she had a mini- stroke and this month a stressed induced seizure. i pray for the sanity of my girls to grow strong and take care of themselves.

smiles all the time, i wonder how i ever get sad with faces like these and giggles to wake up to in the morning.

couldn't help it, her face is just precious, yes i am bragging but damn she is cute!!
OK enough with the brag shots, so i have posted my garden shots, both my gardens and it is early so we need to get to the gym, then i need to get back here and work on my daycare license. gratitude list 5 things;
1. today i am grateful for this weather, i was able to turn the AC off and open all the windows and let this beautiful air in.
2. today i am grateful for my sanity, i lose it from time to time and it makes me grateful to have it back.
3. today i am grateful for my home group. everyone should have one and get involved.
4. today i am grateful for my health, i do not have high blood pressure, diabetes or bad cholesterol.
5. today i am grateful for my willingness to go to the gym and not be discouraged by not seeing instant results.

i keep thinking when i listen to those stupid commercials that "oh i should go get that new diet pill." i heard one commercial testimony swear they lost 12 pounds in a week!! is that even legal! i never lost that much weight that fast when i was on street dope!! i mean meth is against the law so what ever they are putting in those pills it makes me wonder, where is the weight going, and how is it coming out?!? yuk!! i mean YUK!! i remember being so bashful around wes i wouldn't go to the bathroom until he left me back at the house, could you imagine the nasties it would take to lose 12 pounds in a week!! OK enough visuals, if that grossed you out then don't think of buying into an instant quick fix it pill. do it naturally and have some humility. work on you and everything else will fall into place. i really needed to write that down for me though because us addicts, who always want a quick fix or instant gratification, we need to play the tape all the way through. so for todays thought;
"Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things." --Henry Ward Beecher


Mike Golch said...

great photos,thanks for sharing them.Sorry about you and your sister not being close because she does not take better care of herself.The seizurs are not a fun thing to be having.I have them as well mine are not stress induced.we Have epislepsy in the family and I have that.My dad's brother had seizures,one of my cousins have them and her son has them as well.

Gin said...

Your girls are absolutely beautiful.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

What a gorgeous family...so many hearts in all of that...your gardens are all amazing!!! Thank you for sharing!

On the diet pills, I've wondered the same things...what is in those pills, is that legal, we know it's not healthy...ugh.


Tall Kay said...

Those 2 little girls are the most precious little things! I agree...how can you ever feel down with smiles like that? And your garden is beautiful too! Have a wonderful day...great post on diet pills :0)

74WIXYgrad said...

One thing to remember about weight: It goes on a little at a time and it has to come off the same way to be effective. Most good diets will help you lose about a pound a week and if you do that, you can lose 52 pounds a year.

On a related note, when I went to the doctor, I had lost about 4 pounds from my last visit.

Syd said...

The garden is great. I really like those photos. Try googling harvest of carrots and see if it says what to do. They sure do look healthy.

Your little girls are cute. They look happy. I'm really glad for you. Life is good, isn't it?

Syd said...

Just found this on line:

Lou said...

You should be very proud of yourself, making the gym a priority. The pay off comes every time you exercise. Your heart and lungs get stronger. Your liver gets more efficient at getting rid of toxins. Your circulation improves. It takes a little longer to see the positive effects on the outside, but they will come.

Busy Bee Suz said...

There are no 'quick fixes' in life. You are right on that!
Your girls are just beautiful. BRAG AWAYYYY!
The garden is looking amazing. I am 'green' with envy. ;0

Prayer Girl said...

I see so much to be grateful for in your pictures. And I hear your gratitude in your words.

A beautiful post. Thanks,

Shadow said...

instant fixes never work. and if by chance they do, the results don't last. and that's just it!!! your girls are gorgeous. you may be proud! and you definately have green fingers. just look at all that!!!

G-Man said...

A green thumb...And a Heart of Gold!

Mama Zen said...

Your girls are so cute!

I love the marigolds. I need to do some of those next year.

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

Wow, you have a wonderful garden, and those two little girls are just precious! You have motivated me to get back into my exercise regimen and I thank you for that!!

Jen said...

Thanks for the Birthday Greeting!
Your little girls are beautiful!
Better get some miracle grow for that garden, it will soon be harvest time. :)

Chic Mama said...

Wow, they look like twins...so close in age. I bet they are really close. :0)

Susan DeAngelis said...

That mellon is adorable.

But not as beautiful as your little ones.

Gorgeous pics.

Stay away from those stupid commericials.

And I understand -- I'm all about instant gratification too. But we both know where that got us.