Oy vey! I am really ready for vacation to start. I am a bit overwhelmed with everything I need to set into place at work before I go. I do not like to leave any additional work for anyone else, so I make sure that everything is taken care of in advance. But I will say that I am at the point where I am waking up tired and I am looking a bit worn out. I am looking forward to nine glorious days of playtime.
Well, the ladybugs seem to be doing their jobs. I see a few less of them which means that they have eaten all that is available and move on. I did not think this could be possible until I went and looked at my favorite rose bush. Up until a couple of days ago, it was totally infested with aphids. Today it was as clean as a whistle. Also, my lettuce is looking much healthier. Ladybugs are ravenous and each one can eat up to 50 bugs in one day.
My new books that I received last week are calling to me. On Saturday, I do have one unbreakable plan that I am looking forward to, but other than that I may sit in one of my Adirondack chairs with a glass of cherry Kool Aid and a small schnauzer and read these books cover to cover as my first order of vacation business. I am thinking that I might like to try my hand at designing a sampler and I would love to incorporate some of these sampler symbols and motifs into it.
If you are ever bored and want to spend some time surfing online, check out Better Homes and Gardens webpage at www.bhg.com. Wow! There is so much information and really great ideas that are simple and economical. I decided to check it out after reading one of their magazines recently. One of the nice ladies at work passes her magazines on to me when she is done with them. I had one sitting in the office for the past few months. I was without a book the other day and read the magazine cover to cover on my lunch hour. There were so many great things in the issue that I have it sitting on my desk at home because there are recipes and gardening tips that I want to try. Their web page is just as great!