Thursday, June 27, 2013

My list is still long, but things have been checked off.

First, I took K to the podiatrist.  She has quite a number of plantar warts on her big toe and down to the ball of her foot.  I thought it was just a callous from her skinny feet shifting in shoes!  He was a wonderful man and the treatment of choice (for now) is an in-office acid treatment and a prescription of Tagament to be taken 3 times daily.  It is an antiviral and in the dose he prescribed, it is effective for getting rid of plantar warts.  Hooray!  We had no idea what we were in for.  He said that he could cut them out, but she had 5 more waiting in the wings and he'd end up having to do them in a few more weeks.  This way, she can swim this summer and this is less invasive.  (She got them from swimming at the local university.)  Finding the prescription took 4 stores, but we've got it.

I've had it on my list to go to the Mom & Pop nursery down the street to see what they had for plants on sale.  I'm a perennial girl and I had the new beds up front to fill.  I found 5 that I wanted and asked the gentleman if his perennials were still $7. each.  He said that they were and I admit that it was more than I wanted to pay.  I told him to hang on and let me weed through them a second.  He told me he'd give them to me for $5 each and I said, "Sold!"  I didn't mean to get a deal, but I was happy to take it.

I came home and the boys across the street were most interested in my purchases.  They gifted me some cast-offs to help fill.  So far, my garden has the following planted in it:

Yellow Yarrow (from yard splits)
Pink Yarrow (from nursery & split in three)
White Coneflower
Purple Coneflower
Burgundy/Red Hibiscus (from nursery & with a baby as a bonus!)
Lavender (a driveway volunteer)
Miniature Hollyhocks (from the boys)
Orange Zinnias (from the boys)
Cosmos (free in the mail from some gardening club)
California Poppy (50% off seed at the local hardware)

I've noticed that I've accidentally gone a little heavy with the orange this year, but a lot is from seed and well, sometimes seeds don't always come up.

I didn't realize exactly what the hibiscus was.  I thought it was purple and interesting.  It's red and still interesting.

I made Hawaiian Chicken in the crock-pot tonight.  It was a Pinterest recipe.  I'll list it as good enough for once, but not again.  K hated it.  Hubs was fine and I was fine.  It was kind of meh.  The cooked cabbage was awesome, even if I was the only one to eat it.  (Thank God for Beano!  Cruciferous vegetable night will never been horrible again!)

I took the girls (K and the neighbor) to the African drumming program at the library.  I signed E up for the summer library program and the girls enjoyed the show.  K was all about volunteering.  The gentleman who was drumming was very good.  A little culture for the girls is never a bad thing.  :)

I got gas for both cars at the bargain price of $3.32 because we know that tomorrow the price will probably be back up to $3.89 again.  (It happens here in a big jump like that on a regular basis.)

We were going to work on a sewing project, but that can be for tomorrow.

I was going to clean the house, but that can be for tomorrow.

The big thing on the list for tomorrow is to hit the local thrift up for some shorts for Hubs for work.  He ruins them on a pretty regular basis at work, so used are just fine.  Hubs is in big need and I'm sure that a stroll around the thrift won't be met with much resistance from K.

For now, my pillow is calling me.

Have a great night!

1 comment:

Rach said...

Oo! Good deals on the plants, girlie! I can't wait to see them all in bloom! :o)

Poor K. I figured the planter warts came from the swimming. They are painful and icky and I'm glad they're going this route.

My chore list just keeps growing. I've got to get out and deadhead and mow before too awful long. It's only 79 right now--humidity? WHAT humidity??--so I need to jump on it, especially if the grass is dry enough.

The laundry calls. The line is waiting for the clothes. We have sun aplenty today. I've got to browbeat Lil into some thank you notes. It's never ending...