ahhhh the weekend!
anyone with big plans for the weekend??? us not so much. our big plans involve lots of yard work. mainly weeding. we have these hideous sticker weeds that freakin TAKE OVER my gardens. and they grow FAST. i hate them. HATE HATE HATE. so i will be pulling those nasty suckers out. the boxwoods (oh dreadful boxwoods) in the front are in need of a haircut too. and then there is my poor pathetic blueberry garden which i cannot keep clear. i am throwing in the towel on that corner of the yard and pulling the blueberries out and letting the lawn take back over. more trimming in the butterfly garden and then i can turn my attention to the vegie garden. i am going to do cold weather vegies this year. first i need to add some goodies to the soil and then we will be planting spinach, carrots, beets and sugar snap peas from seeds - which i never have success with yet keep trying to do. i also have some little plantlets - mustard and collard greens, brocoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, two kinds of cabbage and some lettuces. yummy! our tomatoes have been so good and the herbs are doing amazing. we also got great jalapeno peppers and purple onions. the cucumbers not so much.....and i just put a bed of red potatoes and sweet potatoes in that i hope does well. next thing you know i will be building a barn. KIDDING!!!
in other news i was back at the doc for test results. ulcer, gastrtis and...wait for it...at risk for diabetes. i don't have it yet but am surely heading in that direction if i don't make some changes. i am NOT pleased y'all! my three fave food groups are sugar, butter and empty carbohydrates :P fave meal of the day? dessert. now i am reading up on what changes i need to make etc. BLECH! cut the sugar in my coffee in half this morning. BLECH! the ulcers and gastritis - he is pretty sure are the result of all of the NSAID pain relievers the ENT doc advised me to take for my headaches. wow thanks alot. so we are back to perhaps some doc will eventually think it would be a good idea to investigate the headache source and maybe address that....ugh! needless to say i am feeling a bit cranky and sorry for myself. the testing DID rule out a host of other things though so i am glad about that.
AND this brings me to my project for today - art journal page of course! this is for the new Color Me Creative Challenge - color some part of your image black. I am also entering this in the Art Journal Cafe challenge - monochromatic. soooooo....