Pansy Volunteers

It is still rather chilly here in Southeast Georgia. After the last rain I was preparing an area for grass seeds but lo and behold look at what has sprung up all on it’s own. Last years Pansy plantings have returned. I think I’ll leave them for the season.

pansy volunteers 13 MAR 2018

Pansy [Viola tricolor]

In spite of the brisk winds, since it’s so lovely out, Steve rode his Honda to Christian Men’s Job Corp this afternoon. He is one of many who volunteer to help men lift themselves out of poverty and to better themselves through education. (There’s a separate training session for women also.) I had to drive to Alma but opted to take the truck instead of the two wheels. It thrills The Boys to no end to get to “go for a ride”. I couldn’t disappoint them.

sam and jack in back seat 03 MAR 2017

Just ask any small animal, these Boys are not pansies!

And tonight we get to feast on homemade Chocolate Guinness Cake lovingly made by my BFF. Life just doesn’t get any better. lol  🙂

St. Patty’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because of my heritage. Does anyone else research, or have researched, their family genealogies? I’m about 1/2 Irish-1/2 Scottish with one in the wood pile. 😉 Plus, St. Patty’s is a special day because it’s the anniversary of our First Date in 1979. Steve and I celebrate it every year like it’s our wedding anniversary.




Our Day

I finally got the bursitis in my right hip to calm down! This is such agony. Guess what works? Anti-inflammatory medicine, ice and stretching exercises. Thank you LORD for showing me the way. Maybe this will help to avoid any surgery.

Steve installed engine guards to the “new” Honda CB1100 for me. This prompted a short ride, you know, to test it and everything. 😉 We were originally going to visit the Middleton Methodist Church in a county further North, but the wind was so blustery that I was wore out by the time we stopped for gas in Jesup. So, we did a turn and burn instead. It was still nice.

bare oak tree looking up 03 MAR 2018

Since the hip is behaving, somewhat, I walked around the house, not the entire property as is my usual custom. I’m too timid to get as far as the fence just yet. Wasn’t it lovely today!? The sky is an azure blue and the air so crisp. The grass is turning green. The birds are pairing up. God has readied our area for an early Spring, it appears.

sam iii with his ball 03 MAR 2018

Sam III followed me around with that silly rubber ball. He loves that thing. His brother Jack reposed in the driveway while we strolled. He’s a fat boy and just doesn’t like to move much.

I hope your day was pleasant too.


Went To A Garden Party

Too bad it wasn’t a real party. Alas, since I am sidelined again with neck and shoulder pain,  smiley-tongue-sticking-out Hubby very kindly prepared the winter vegetable garden.


By the way, using the “gin trash” (cotton gin left overs) as a ground cover worked out great! Everything grew like gangbusters this summer and now we have a nice rich layer of soil to lay more vegetables in. Extra bonus: it was free. The cotton gin is more than happy to part with all the leftovers so they don’t have to deal with it. Groovy. smiley-acting-silly

Little Sammy (aka Sambo) and I “helped”. Well, being the entertainment helps … doesn’t it? His brother Jack was taking a nap somewhere. He really dislikes the heat and biting bugs. Can’t say that I blame him.


Now we have a good patch of Broccoli (left) and Brussel Sprouts going. If it’ll ever cool off and start raining again, the garden should do well. Good thing the hose is on a watering timer.

Do you plant a winter garden?



Wordless Wednesday

Jack and Sam III on 20 Feb 2016

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