I posted last week about being unable to find six-packs of tomato plants. I found some today at a local hardware store. Only problem is that they are not labeled. LOL But.... they were only $1.99 for six! (I bought a dozen.) I also bought six hot cherry peppers. There wasn't much left except celery and some over-grown cabbages and cauliflowers.
I'll bet most of you are well on your way and done planting by now. I got a late start due to unforeseen circumstances.
Another school year down the tubes. The difference this year was that I missed a large chunk of spring semester. I told the doctor that I wanted to go back for the last couple of weeks of school, and she let me, but with reservations. It was hard at first, but I made it! And now I have about two and a half months to get healthy.
Every little step was like a milestone. I even started to drive short distances this past week. Being dependent on others was the hardest part of it all. I'm so grateful to be getting back to "normal".
and to all on this most wonderful first day of summer break!
NEOMA... if you see this.... how are you doing now?
I just went out looking for tomato plants for my garden. Do you know that you can't find the little six-packs of tomatoes anymore? The stores want 3.49 for ONE plant in a pot!
This is kind of a long story, so you can quit here if you want. LOL
The past few years I have started my own tomatoes from seed. I always ended up with way too many plants because I had to plant just about every seedling. Well, last year Gurney's had a really good deal on heirloom plants. Maybe 6 plants for 5.99 or something like that. They were really huge and yummy, so I planned to just buy them again. However, they did not repeat this offer this year for whatever reason. And their plants were expensive.
In the middle of the pre-season, I ended up in the hospital with a long recovery afterwards. Now it is June and here I am without one lousy tomato plant.
I am ready to pull my hair out at this point. I am thinking if i wait a few weeks, the stores might mark down those individually potted plants. At least I hope so!
I don't know much about it though, because he would never talk about it.
He and his five brothers were all in the service at the same time. One was at D-day (which I learned reading his obituary.)
My mom was one of seven girls and most of her sisters were married to WW II vets. One lost her fiance in the war and never married. The youngest one married a Korean War vet. Her brother was killed in the war and is buried in the Philippines.
Our family has a long tradition of military service. My grandfather served in WW I and was gassed in the trenches in France.
The focus is on Education and how the repuke governors are trying to destroy public education. He is exposing the Bradley Foundation and others who are behind vouchers and charters. John Nichols is expounding on the link to politics.
I have been a teacher for many years. One of my principals (about my age) recently remarked that all this emphasis on
"bullying" has led to a lot of frivolous claims. I am not minimizing the torment of the girl in the OP, of course!
Of course, we didn't have cyber-bullying years ago. I can't even imagine what that is like. We had playground ruffians and junior high "cliques". We didn't have term for it, and learned coping skills to deal with it.
We have an anti-bullying policy and must post it prominently in our classroom. I don't think it has made any difference in kids' behaviors and is more for the district to cover its behind if anyone threatens to sue them. I believe that teaching about bullying begins in the home with pre-schoolers.
They don't have to get chubby! They do love to eat though and are shameless beggers. If you limit snacks, stick to a low-protein food and give them some daily exercise, they will maintain their weight at around 30 lbs. Our three-year-old is so hyperactive that she is actually a little "skinny" for a corgi.
I love the way they run... even the older ones still run like little tanks. Such a cute puppy! Thanks! They are really the absolute perfect breed and completely adaptable for just about any living arrangements.