Saturday, May 08, 2004

Things Change

When I was younger I was a human dynamo. I had boundless energy and referred to myself as Mighty Mouse. With time I had to admit that I was slowing down a bit. And now I confess I am beginning to fall apart. The only thing constant is change and I don't always deal with change well. I went to my daughters house to prepare her a vegetable garden. I cranked up the tiller and went about 5 feet before the tiller quit. Being in the same frame of mind that I could do anything as before, I finished digging her entire plot by hand with a shovel. That was several months ago and my legs and hips are still bothering me all day every day so don't ask me how I'm doing 'cause I might tell you. People are actually kinder to you and more tolerant of you if you are walking with a cane plus they are less likely to ask you to do stuff. So there are benefits to being temporarily crippled (can we still use that word or has it been removed from the dictionary of political correctness?) I think if I could lose a little weight it would help. I spoke to a good looking blonde lady the other day who said she wanted to lose 10 pounds. I told her I would take those ten pounds if she would let me choose the precise pounds I wanted. As expected she did not agree to this constraint. I'm not too old to cut the mustard it's just that mustard is a discontinued menu item.

Sunday, May 02, 2004

What A Week

Saturday and Sunday April 24 & 25th I was a vendor at the Jonquil Festival in Smyrna, Monday Ivan Tatum and I went to nurseries on a rainy day and bought supplies such as 5 different types of annuals, containers, Mini-nuggets, Natures Helper, sand, perlite, cow manure, water grabber, lime, and then delivered them to the 3rd floor classroom for tomorrows class. Tuesday we brought in all the trowels, coffee filters, shovels, buckets, tarps, wheelbarrow and more for our Container Gardening class of 35 seniors. It took a while to clean up the remaining mess when class was over. Wednesday Ivan and I drove to Blairsville for an all-day gardening symposium where I was a speaker. Thursday I rehearsed my next talk, practiced guitar and packed for two upcoming events. Friday April 30 my brother Robert and I played at Borders Bookstore in Atlanta - came home and unpacked the music gear then loaded up the gardening stuff. It was 12:30 before I got to bed. Saturday morning back up at 6 AM and on the road to Dawsonville Ga where I was a speaker and a vendor at the Arts In The Garden symposium. What a week! Sunday May 2nd and I am resting and wondering why I put myself through all that stuff. I have been so busy that I have neglected my own garden to the point that when a female fellow Master Gardener asked when would be a good time for her to come over and see my garden I said "At night."