Friday, March 9, 2012


We had a day of cool-down temps, but looks as if it might lean a little towards spring again.  So much to do.  The problem is that sometimes I want to do it all at the same time.  If I make a list and just look at one thing and not the whole picture, I will get more accomplished.  But...I have to make that list and stick to it.  Didn't do much yesterday.  Feeling a little puny.  Had a bit of the back-yard trots, if you know what I mean.  Hopefully better today.

In looking at the lawn, ot looks like the weeds are getting a good go.  Time for a little weed & feed I guess.  Then add a little water and it will soon be time to mow.  Planning on seeding some more of  the weak areas this spring.  Hopefully I can get a little more done on garden prep.  Need to get the carrots and radishes in.  I may build a small cold fram for some lettuce and spinach.  The chard is starting to come back.  That is alway good.  We had some last year, but the quail liked also, so I fed the a lot of it.  I think we may have some in the freezer.  Don't know if it is good or not.  this time of year any thing that resembles fresh is good!  We are just hoping for a good garden year so we do more canning.  The weeds have been such a problem.  Actually this whole place was a weed patch.  We hope that by doing a raised bed system we will be able to control the weeds.

We have been reading the Deep Winter Series of books by Thomas Sherry.  Good reading.  Very thought provoking, and even a little prophetic. There were written a couple of years ago, but kind of spooky with the way things are headed.  Inexpensive on the Kindle.

I painted a downstairs bathroom for a neighbor this week.  She has a nice bar and room for entertaining.   She is a big Kansas State fan and wanted to have a get-together for the KU and K-State game Friday nite.  Big 12 basketball tournament.   Woops.   KU is playing, K-State is not.  Baylor made sure of that.  I didn't laugh.  Just chuckled a little bit.  I guess you can see I'm more of a KU fan in basketball.  Oh well, life goes on.

 -The Quote of the Decade:
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America 's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

I can't top that so I guess I will just sign off here.  God Bless---johnnyb


  1. Same here John, tons to do, long list, but get sidetracked. Need to stop that.

    1. It's a mind thing. Don't look at the whole picture, just one step at a time.