Knee Surgery

Day three after knee surgery and I am hanging out with one of the fur-kids, Zilly.  Had a torn meniscus   that couldn’t be ignored any longer so now I am hoping   to heal quickly and get into the garden when the time comes.  In the meantime ,  this is my view.



First order on Wish

I don’t know if anyone uses this site but I just put in my first order on  It is basically a sales sight that sells lots of miscellaneous items such as makeup, tools, clothing, kitchen gadgets and more.  It’s similar to a dollar store and I am guessing the quality is pretty similar.  Anyway, I just put in my first order for some simple things like lip gloss, paint brushes, a small travel bag and a couple other odds and ends.  The shipping is extremely slow so it will be quite some time before I’m able to update on my tiny “haul” but I’m excited to try something new.

Also, I finally decided on a greenhouse and got it ordered.  It is a simple 15x7x7 model with steel hoop frame and a poly cover.  It was very inexpensive and I figured a good option for my first year of greenhouse growing.  Should be here within a couple days.

Ohhhh – and, the hubby and I placed an Arbor Day Foundation plant order.  Lots of lovely fruit trees!  I’m so excited!!!


Anyway, if anyone has any experience with either or Arbor Day products, I’d love to hear from you.  Good, bad or indifferent experiences are welcome.  Have a wonderful weekend!!



So – greenhouse shopping.

So, I am looking for a very simple greenhouse.  More of a hoop-house / cold frame or whatever you want to call it.  I’m going to call it a greenhouse.

I don’t have much experience with greenhouse growing.  A few years ago I constructed a make-shift greenhouse out of an old metal swing-set and some plastic sheeting.  It served it’s purpose at the time to transition plants to the outdoors from indoors, under lights.  Now, I would like to start plants in a greenhouse but honestly do not want to invest thousands of dollars until I gain a little more experience.

Greenhouse shopping online, I found a “deal” at a big-box store.  It’s probably not the best construction but I’m hoping it would be a good learning tool.  If anyone has had any experience with similar greenhouses, please share your thoughts.


TGIF – for some

TGIF – for some people.  Since I work in retail, eh, not so much.

Decisions are in progress, I guess.  I believe that I will be continuing with my education and I will be going on to get a Masters Degree in Business with a concentration in Entrepreurship.  Exciting and very scary but I’ve had some great support in making the decision to keep going and considering I may never have another opportunity like this I’m going for it.

Decision number two – for now, we are not moving anywhere.  We are planning a trip to Arizona in the near future.  Our family is in WI, the kids like it here and honestly… so do we.  An idea we have is to possibly spend time there in the lovely winter months.  That will be somewhere in the future though.  For now, school, kids, work, building my business, life, love and all that good stuff.

Plant and seed catalogs have starting arriving and I have been dreaming and drooling over all the pretties.  I may do a bit of winter sowing to start with but I also have about 3 other projects around the house to finish.  A woman’s work is never done.  🙂

For now… a look back at previous gardens to give us something to look forward to.

Mulling it over on Monday

So, last night was the Christmas party for work.  Last minute decision…we didn’t go. Just wasn’t feeling it but I may regret not going.  Unsure.  Its the past anyway.

Hubby and I have been tossing around the idea of moving someplace warmer.  Arizona.  There looks to be a wonderful, tiny town there called, Young.  Found an amazing house on a little over an acre and proclaimed that I was ready to go.  Very impulsive decision and I am an impulsive decision maker so mulling it over is a necessity.  I still love Wisconsin for so many reasons so this will need to be a very well thought out plan.  We will see.  

Yea – I’m boring.

It’s true.  I have nothing exciting to say but had the urge to write.


This week I start another school term.  It’s hard for me to believe that I have approximately one more year and then I’m done.  Does that make me a college senior?  I don’t know??  This term is “Business Plan Prep” and “Leadership”.  I think the Business Planning course sounds rather interesting but I don’t know about Leadership.  We shall see.

Still hanging onto the same cold that DH and I have had since before the New Year.  Quite annoying by now.  Antibiotics are on the menu but I’m still hacking and coughing like a 100 year old smoker.

Since I didn’t make it into work yesterday, I was able to catch up on some sleep and also do a little work on my business.  See labels and some research and I listed a few things in my Etsy shop.  Not a lot but it felt good to work on something that I’ve been neglecting for almost a year.  Yes, a year.  Shameful.

And let me mention… the weather today just sucks!  Yesterday it was hovering around 30-something.  Today, 1.  That’s it. 1 degree.  At least I have a little time to sit by the fire before I go to work.

New Year

I will have no resolutions for the new year.  Instead, I have intentions.  I intend to do more and procrastinate less.  I would like to have more experiences without the clutter so I am hoping to whittle down my belongings and concentrate on creating more time to do what I love, rather than just collecting things I like.  I have been thinking on how to narrow down my physical objects.  Honestly, just because I really like sewing machines does not mean that I need to have 20 of them.  Admiration of an object does not necessarily constitute possession of said object.

I have the intention to spend a little time on my business each day.  Since I started my new job at the beginning of last year, I’ve made very little time for anything besides work and school.  I have not sewn, crafted, crocheted, painted, sculpted or done much of anything.  This also has to do with my intention to whittle down possessions.  You cannot see through the window if blocked by collectibles and “things”.

What are my priorities?  I am still trying to decide.  Gardening, my business, school, and a few kinds of crafts are really all I need.  Today, obviously, I decided to blog about my first day of the new year.  Not bad for a first day.  I don’t promise to keep it up faithfully and many days will be rather boring notes of simple things I’ve done.

Today, to spend a little time on my business, I walked in the yard and collected some perennial seeds.   One of those simple things that I have been putting off for weeks and weeks… took me about 10 minutes of my time.  I was able to collect Hibiscus, Primrose, Aster and Solidago.