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08 July 2012 @ 10:16 pm
Busy and having a good time  
So this is one of those posts I made myself make because even though I don't have pics to show I guess lots has happened that I should log. Bad news first. Chris has been sick for three days. Good news is he's recovering and I have been taking care of him. Nothing serious. Just a sore throat that's weakening him. We're hoping he'll be recovered by tomorrow.

I have hummingbirds! I have been working in the pumpkin patch in the mornings and I saw two males that were fighting for the flowers in my garden. That made me happy since males were rare and I had only ever seen females. It was nice to see an adult in full plumage chase off a younger less colorful male. I should take my video camera out there in the morning but he comes in so fast to drink for the Porter Weed then leaves.

I have made great progress on the pumpkin patch. I laid down two rows of tarp today. Because Chris was sick it slowed my work down. I'm annoyed my missed my plant by the 4th of July deadline and I may miss Halloween again because of it. Pumpkins on Nov 1st or 2nd aren't quite the same. So I may start planting at least the first row and like last year my pumpkins will be different ages unfortunately. But I need to get a start on it NOW. It's not easy with my back and knees and I have been hurting lately. I must save up for a rotto tiller. I just need one. This would have been done by now, though I don't know if I'm strong enough to use it. Chris would probably have to run it for me. But the black tarps will be a new things that should really help keep the grass and weeds at bay.

I haven't worked on my art much because it was the weekend and I just want to take it easy. But tomorrow I really must do something again. I can't get behind anymore. I need to finsih this piece and start on the next one already. Though I'm not thrilled I need to get back to finish inking Work Fight.

And of course I have been playing Dragon's Dogma. I need to take updated pics of all my guys because when I looked at my Flickr that gear they have is so old and beginner. They're so much better now. I also want to get a capture card from Ebay because I don't want to record video with my camera. It comes out terrible. So a direct feed would be best.

Tomorrow morning I'll take a pic of the patch to show the progress and I do have some other pics I need to upload of other plants and figures so I can share. It also seems like I'm getting up earlier but unfortunately that means I've been going to bed earlier too. So over all things are going very well.
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kabuldurkabuldur on July 9th, 2012 07:09 am (UTC)
Sorry Chris has been sick. So unusual in summer! I hope he gets better soon. Awww...that's nice that you have been taking care of him.

That's cool that you have hummingbirds visitinbg your garden. Watching the pretty males would be awesome. It's a pity they don't stay longer, but I guess they have to get food. That's good that you have planted stuff than can feed them.

Sorry your pumpkin patch preparing has been slowed down. Hopefully you can get back to it soon. Sorry about your back and knees, too.

And, yeah, a post doesn't have to have pics! I understand about the getting up earlier and going to bed earlier, too. LJ always gets a bit quiet in the height of your summer.
Des: Ruby Throated femalethagirion on July 9th, 2012 12:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah it's odd because it was a mild thing and not allergy related. But hopefully he'll be better now.

I keep missing them with the camera hehe. I will have to get some videos of him eventually.

Yeah it's gooding to slow for my taste. If I don't let the weeds get bad over the spring I think I need to start work for the pumpkin patch June 1st next year.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Cool Zoraksilvolf on July 9th, 2012 08:14 am (UTC)
Glad Chris is feeling better! Getting sick is annoying.

Congrats on the hummingbirds and I hope you can make more progress on the pumpkin patch too, I hope you'll have at least some pumpkins for Halloween.

I look forward to seeing the pic of the patch!
Oh, I invited you to Nabyn! On the email you gave me.
Desthagirion on July 9th, 2012 12:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he went off to work today. I hope he won't relapse.

I was very happy to see them. I'm very sore today from all the work.

I need to head out there now before it gets too hot.
Ok, I just found it and joined. I'll have to mess with it later and set my colors and get it running my way.
earthmother45earthmother45 on July 9th, 2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry about Chris. You had mentioned that earlier that you thought he might be getting sick and I thought something might be up since you hadn't posted or I hadn't heard anything more. Glad he was feeling well enough to go back to work this morning.

That is exciting about the hummingbirds!!!

I know you're taking care of Chris, but also remember to take good care of yourself and don't overdo.

I've been thinking about the menu when you all come over. I'll run some ideas past you a little later.

Des: Quetzalthagirion on July 9th, 2012 12:49 pm (UTC)
Luckily he is better. I just worry about him having gone to work today all the way to Sarasota in the morning without being 100%. But we need to work so we're stuck.

I just saw him again this morning and though I told Silvolf I'd take my camera I forgot. D'oh! Well I'll have to remember tomorrow because I want a video of him. He's so neat.

Yeah, I have been over doing it lately. I come in so winded and I feel like I've been doing heavy excersize though I haven't. But I try to only go to my limit in the morning and evening and not push myself over it.

Sorry I haven't writen you back. I will do that now.