Friday, January 25, 2013

Baby Steps

Hi to all.

Remember those projects I talked about at the beginning of the year? Well, one of them hasn't been going too well.  Yup, that one about growing this blog and posting more often.  Yeah, I'm already a failure and it's still January : )

But, I have been successful at a couple of other things.  First, I have seeds and bulbs for this year's garden already, and will be starting them next month in my laundry room/mud room (believe me, Tallulah is making darn sure that there is ALWAYS mud on that floor). I've been saving cardboard egg cartons for the past year so I have little planters for my seedlings, and I'll be able to just transplant both planter and plant.  I've also put seven rose bushes in the backyard (all pink, different varieties), and two in one of the front yard planters.  Right now, they barely have leaves, but I'm sure hoping for fresh roses in my house this summer.  Roses do very well here in Central California.  Remember my next door neighbor's rose bush? 
It was gorgeous last summer.  Too bad the new owners let the bush die.
I've also finally started with obedience training with Tallulah.  I was VERY nervous before the first class, because, quite frankly, sometimes Tallulah can be a royal pain in the butt.  I had visions of her running amok in the dog treat section, getting the two of us banned for eternity from PetCo, but it's actually going well.  Her first class was this past Tuesday, and I didn't have to apologize to anyone for anything.  Believe me, that's a first.  I have to say, Tallulah was quite impressed with PetCo.  When we walked down the aisle that has the huge bags of dog food, I swear she genuflected. 
Waiting for my commands.  We do homework every day.
So, two of my goals for 2013 are underway.  I'm taking baby steps.
The rest of the time, I've been on a laundry binge, because I just acquired a wash machine.  For FREE!  I've never owned a washer before, so I've been gleefully running the machine every day for the past 2 weeks.  I don't own a dryer, but a couple of rolling clothes racks from Walmart do the trick.  I'm just so thrilled I no longer have to go to the laundromat.  When spring comes, I can put up a clothesline in the backyard.
Isn't she a beauty?  Yeah, I know I'm a dork for being so impressed with a washer, but when you've done without one for as long as I have, it's a BIG deal to finally get one.
Thanks so much for your visit.  I look forward to reading your comments.


  1. What a beautiful bush it looks like it is shaped like a heart! Tallulah looks like a sweetie to me!

  2. Thank you so much Julie, I need all the support I can get. You can do it to, just one day at a time as you have been. Little by little is how it really works. I keep reminding myself that this is not a sprint, but a marathon. I LOVE your new washer. I would be excited too. I love new things like that, makes me happy! Thanks for visiting and leaving the nice comment. I appreciate it!!

  3. Good doggie. Glad you are having success. I bet you are in heaven with a washing machine. Yes, you should be excited. She is a beauty.


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