Monday, March 23, 2009

Seedlings to Be

You know I have spring fever when I plant seeds. I never plant seeds!

But, I am finally planting the seeds that Monica, of M&Co., sent me from Norway two autumns ago. I have these tiny Vaseline glass pots that I like to keep in my kitchen windowsill. The last two plants had grown to their prime in these minuscule holders and I thought what a perfect starter pot for seeds. Her hand-made packets were delightful!

I used clothes pegs to mark the two. I can't wait for them to peek their little heads out of the soil! Isn't it nice to find new life?

Even my orchids seem to know it's spring time.

They both look nice and healthy. Let's see if they ever bloom again. The one time I had an orchid re-bloom was way back when. The family and I went out of town and my brother stayed at my house and watched all the animals. When I left, I had two tiny buds on an orchid and when I returned they were all shriveled up! Can you believe the timing in that! Oy.

Bella continues to sneak out each time I open a door. Here she is tempting fate. Frankie, the cat-eating dog, lives down below (mom's place). Frankie is the one who tried to eat Abby and probably would have succeeded if someone hadn't noticed the fur flying! Geesh.

Frankie is the same dog that mom feeds more than herself. If I don't stay right with her during lunch (her largest meal), she will feed the dog all her food. I've told you about the time I got mom a big box of those individually wrapped pastries from Costco? You remember. When she fed half the box to the dog in one night? Now I have to ration everything. The picture above is several years ago before mom started losing it. I would say that dog is twice the weight now and looks just like a little black pig, I kid you not! Today, I couldn't believe it. I got up for one minute to clear the table while mom was taking her pills. I come back to the table and looked at the dog; and he's eating something! I go to grab it and it's all of mom's vitamins!! OMG!! I grabbed them and showed mom. She is so cute and acts just like a child. "I didn't" is all that she could come up with. As much as I want to get mad, I just can't. (Well, I can a little until she reminds me she really is a child at this stage who really doesn't know any better.) I try and tell her that this is her medicine--it could kill the dog, even though all it was only her vitamins. But still. I try and get through to her but it's no use. She just pretends like she doesn't know what I'm talking about, won't even look at me--just like a kid. lol Like I've said, rather giggle than cry. So, who knows what Frankie is all hopped on today. At least I know mom got her real meds in her tummy!

I didn't even put makeup on today. These mole removals are just about healed (EW, thank goodness!!) and I wanted to give them a free day to really clear up. I just kept my sunglasses on while I was running errands. I'm sure everyone wondered who I was. lol. Yea, right.



Snap said...

I am planting tomorrow. The Wayside catalog arrived in the mail last week and I may sit down and place an order ... dwarf banana tree and some other *exotic* stuff that ought to do well down her in tropic land! Bella is a little squirt! Hope she can fun fast. I smiled reading the story about your mom... brought some memories back ... sweet dreams!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, I love seeing your seed/plant growth. It's neat to watch things like that grow. Hope they all do GREAT and you have lots of fun with all of them.

Your mother tickles me ---feeding that dog more than she feeds herself. Too Cute!!!! Bet it drives you crazy though.


Beth said...

Oh Girlie,,I am glad your doing the seeds too. Mine are finally starting to pop up. My garden guy is coming to rototill the garden spot tomorrow,,I can't wait to get out there and play in the dirt.
So funny about your Mom giving Frankie a vitamin. Its better to laugh than cry, plus great memories. And hey, Frankie can kick all the bad dogs arse,,he he.
I dearly miss you!!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I will soon be planting herbs. That's the only thing I can have. I only have a balcony, so I'm very limited...

Frankie is the luckiest dog on earth. He can eat even more than his mistress and gets all the good stuff ;-P! Your mom is sweet!



Linda said...

I'm looking forward to getting plants put into pots at our house. I have to wait until it warms up a bit more.

MarkMcL said...


Never had much luck with seeds. They sprout fine but potting up the seedlings has historically had a high mortality rate. I prefer buying bedding plants from the nursery. Mary planted a load of sweet pea and wallflowers on Sunday while I was with Mum et al. for nephew Joe's 18th tea party.


MarkMcL (aka Mr English)

Jeanie said...

Well, as you know, I've been away far too long, but I'm getting my groove back -- so here is a very long comment, but it's for several posts.

First, I didn't know about the moles. I'm so very grateful they are looking fine and I know in six months you'll be relieved. Positive healing thoughts are with you.

The kitchen -- wow. It's fabulous and I love it. I know your angst, but I have to say, the result is beautiful. And with recipes that look as good as the oven friend chicken, you'll have a ball! (Is that the "forgotten recipe" cookbook? That recipe looks great.

And so do you! How much weight have you lost, my dear? Because it definitely shows! You'll put on your spiffy shoes, walk about in lovely flowers and look great.

And finally, my heart was in my throat when I saw my favorite fur-girl on the roof. Glad to see she made it down, and hope she stays away from Frankie's clutches.

I won't stay away so long next time!

John Ivey said...

Was that a Photoshop collage as your first picture in your post? Looks pretty interesting whatever it is. Good luck with your seedlings, and praise you for taking care of mom. She deserves the best and she's getting it thanks to you.

LollyChops said...

I still have not planted anything! I hope to get started on that this weekend. You must have spring fever to be sowing seeds! I never do that..! ever!

...and you know how to keep orchids!!! I have killed more than I care to admit. Do you have any tips?

The Muse said...

Glad you are there for your MOM :)...And ooo shame on that doggy!
(whew, bet the kitties are super grateful for their rescue).

The spring bug seems to be biting everyone in blogland... and it is HIGH time! LOL

trisha too said...

yay, spring! i'm with you--almost never plant seeds, but since my children do, it's always exciting when they sprout! how DOES that giant pumpkin come from that seed??

i know in my head, but in my heart, it is still a wonderful thing!

Mrs. Staggs said...

It definitely looks like spring where you are now, and it's starting here too. A little bit, although the days still feel chilly at times.

You will enjoy all the books, I'm sure, but the Fannie Flagg books are very good, and some of them are very funny. I always enjoy her books, and Rosamunde Pilcher's too.



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