Wednesday, January 18, 2012

where was i

And what was I doing. Well, I was sick; not only sick but sick and busy. Now healthy and busy is alright. Sick and not so busy, while it still stinks, is sort of OK because you get to sleep a lot. No, I was sick and busy. The projects at work kept piling up and I was having eye trouble due to my diabetes, but I am better now. My eyes have stabilized and I have the projects under control.
And about time too, as garden show season is just about upon us and you can never go to too many garden shows. I told Pat that this year I will maintain a semblance of restraint in my search for yard ornamentation. I know there is a line out there someplace between just enough and some family member calling the hoarders hotline. I think I am still safely in the not-enough-stuff category. I can always find room for the art that calls my name.
Katie and Sean brought the grandkids to visit for a week during the holidays. That was fun. I never thought I would turn into “that “kind of grandfather. You know, the one who has a bazillion pictures of the worlds cutest babies, but I have. The other grandparents at work sit around sharing pictures with each other. My ipod now contains pics of the grandkids.
We finally got some snow and am I glad. Until the snow came I had to fight the urge to rake the yard and order sweet peet. Wisdom in the form of Pat’s voice prevailed. The rakes stayed in the garage. I ordered fire wood instead 




Welcome to Cleveland in the winter girls

11 comments:

Gatsbys Gardens said...

THe children are beautiful and I am glad you are feeling better. It has been an unusual winter back in your home town also, very little snow, but we are expecting some on Friday.

Eileen

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Jim, I'm glad you're doing better. Busy and sick is NOT so good...

Your cardinals are beautiful. We've finally received snow here (about time?) and are enjoying the birds!

Your twins are beautiful. Good to see you back posting!

Kyna said...

Hey, Jim!

Sorry to hear you've been feeling crappy. Glad for the update though. Was wondering how you were doing, since you're one of my gardening homies from way back :)

Love
~Kyna

Esther Montgomery said...

Grandchildren! Hello Grandchildren!

Sorry you have been unwell and glad things seem to be on the mend.

To have cardinals must make things seem very cheerful even when times are tough. They are beautiful birds.

Lona said...

Look how much they have grown already. They are so sweet. Grandparents are allowed to take as many pictures as they want by the way. Glad you are getting better. Pat may hit me... but can one have too much yard art?? LOL!

carolynsshadegardens.com said...

I was wondering where you were an am sorry to hear you were sick.

jeansgarden said...

Jim, I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better and that you have your work projects under control. Because, let's face it, healthy and not busy is the best! (especially with those cutey twins -- who must be getting pretty mobile at this point -- to enjoy). Happy New Year! -Jean

Shyrlene said...

Welcome back - you were missed. (Happy New Year too!) The thought of garden shows really got me going, especially after a 7 inch coating of snow yesterday. Is there really a pivot point when there "too many" objects of art in the garden (that makes me a bit sad)? On the other hand, those cute little babies sure make you smile!! (Way too cute!) :D

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Cute grandbabies!
You got some great photos of the birds. Love those cardinals.
Be well!

redneckrosarian said...

Glad you are feeling better. Birds and Babies.... Happy Times.....

Jess said...

Just noticed you were back! So hi, and happy New Year to you! Sorry to hear that its been a rough go here lately, but here's hoping that 2012 is a wonderful year.