Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday Stuffs

My goodness. I was so extremely sleepy in church this morning for the first time in my entire life I was close to falling asleep. I have never had that happen before.

Since then, I came home, cleaned house and as a final fillip, I took the plants outdoors again till late September. One plant, I wish I could give away. My Christmas cactus. It's pretty and all of that but I want fewer plants. I am down to just three as it is...mother's cactus, which is the incredibly lovely and horrifically smelly Stapelia Grandiflora, the Christmas cactus and a Jade plant that is a cutting from my middle son's jade plant from when he first started teaching. That and mother's plant have sentimental value. The Christmas cactus does not. I can't make myself just throw it away. That's like committing murder or something so I'm stuck with it until and if someone will take him off my hands.

Guess what? I have a tomato plant out there again on the deck. AND a green pepper plant too. I will be chronically their growth and buds and fruits as they happen. I get so proud. I hope they do well. I have a Primrose to plant and I need to get those sunflowers out there into the ground against the fence.

I am so sleepy I am suffering. So, bye, I can't nap..too late in the day so I need to be active. xox

This is the Bull Run Steam Plant operated and owned by TVA.

16 comments:

  1. I to am looking forward to planting some Tomatoes, last year I made the mistake of planting my tomatoes in pots that were too small. This year I will plant 2 or 3 tomato plants in much bigger potts. This year I will get some compost and mix it with other soils, for the tomatoes.

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  2. Our Christmas cacti both have sentimental value (my Mom and my sister), so I understand you being sentimental about certain plants. What you might want to do is take a few cuttings of your Christmas Cactus and start a fresh plant, then throw the "old" one out. We keep propagating ours like that so they don't get too woody. In our part of the country, being outside till the weather gets cool does a good job of setting the buds so it flowers several weeks later. Then we seem to get a second flowering from the plants getting just cool enough in the bay windows in the winter.

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  3. PS: Mom wrote the above comment, not me.
    Simba

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  4. I'm betwixt and between on planting tomatoes and peppers.

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  5. You desire a nap . Its good for you at times and stay up late.:)
    I dont have many house plants left. A tree and a few others. I dont care for the Christmas Cactus either and got rid of mine a while back.
    Have a wonderful day
    Hugs xoxox

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  6. Sorry about the typos.. Teach me for not wearing glasses is a good one but that might not help either. :) xoxo

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  7. and one more thing.. Im not stalking you but I love love the photo at the top. :) Stunning. Wish I could get it all in one comment .Bawhaha.

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  8. I love the photo above! I felt that way yesterday and today I have lots of energy, go figure. I know your mader plant and pepper will be great on the deck for you. Now lettuce and bacon and toast, we'll be ready for that first mader!!!!

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  9. Want to get a tomato plant and maybe a pepper plant to pot. Make a pot garden so we don't have to do a lot of weeding ;). Don't have any house plants. Seem to do them in so best not bring the poor things in.

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  10. You've been busy and worried lately; you finally found yourself in a serene place and your body started releasing that tension. Of course you felt sleepy....

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  11. I am known as the lady without a green thumb. All plants inside my house die a horrific death for some reason. :-) I love your new header photo which reminds me that I need to visit your flickr page.
    xoxox

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  12. When I used to work the night shifts, I'd get off shift and head straight to church on Sunday mornings. I used to fall asleep in church occasionally, but I did my best to justify the reason why. Plus,I would tell myself that God knew that I tried to stay awake, and then I thought that he would want me to rest.
    If I lived closer, I'd take your Christmas cactus. One way to get you over to my place. :)

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  13. Mario's mom here. That is a gorgeous photo at the top. Love that reflection in the water. I could see Don wanting to paint that as he loves shadows and reflections in water. I'm embarrassed to tell you this, but I did throw out our Christmas cactus about 3 years ago. It was huge, and Misty kept eating the leaves. When she developed kidney problems, I got rid of all plants. She would eat whatever plant was around. I was never one for a green thumb for inside plants anyway, I'm much better with outside plants. I'll be envying you this summer as you pluck off your tomatos and enjoy them. (We do visit the farmers market regularly tho, so do get tomatos.

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  14. The photos is gorgeous the sea gull's with a duck.
    It is almost as the calender's way time to come out side your mum's plant:-)

    I think you were tired of an emotionally ways that after you had lost your friends?

    Enjoy with all new plants.
    xoxoxo
    Sis.

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  15. Happy May, and happy planting. Now I am hungry for a BLT. :) Hope you find a good home for your Christmas Cactus. Love your new header, with the reflections. Your steam plant picture would make a nice post card. It looks so beautiful and peaceful there.
    Hey have a good night, and sleep well.
    xx's Dianne :)

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  16. Your header photo is gorgeous. I do understand about the plant. I have some I need to do something about...one is a christmas cactus. I also have an orchid cactus that is just getting started, but I can see it'll be much larger than I have room for. Our house is just too small for all the plants I have. Told Garry some were leaving. Perhaps I'll put them outside, then 'forget' to bring them in before frost this fall.

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