Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Today has been a full day of garden tour work, but it has been productive. I did take time for Democratic Women's Club today at lunch, then dinner with Susan.

Seeing other people's gardens reminds me of how lacking my own is in so many ways. One of the guys on the garden tour has offered to share any plants with me that he has extras of. He has tons of day lilies. Maybe I should take him up on that when it's time to do that. I'll have to see when you do that but I'm guessing in the fall.

I still have bulbs I haven't gotten in the ground yet. I'm also realizing that I don't have much that is in bloom at the moment. I had tulips and daffodils early but now I've got very little. I'm not sure what I should plant to have pretty flowers this time of year, but I need to find out. Day lilies maybe... I do love the lamb's ear and mint but they're not colorful. And I really like to bring flowers into the house so I need to plant something additional.

After the garden tour I'm going to take some time to focus on my life, which has been a bit neglected lately. My living room has become pathways. I want to actually deal with the stuff that's in there - get it where it belongs and make my living room into a living room again.

I also need to get over to Wichita to the Sprint Store. I believe I am in need of a new cell phone yet again. This one seems to have "issues" as they all seem to have after a very few months of use.

Back to Reality

I started the day at 6:30 this morning looking at a garden for the tour. It is shaping up to be a great tour. I've been working on tour things all day.
I've also had to rest a little. I started getting a bit of a sore throat a couple of days before I left DC and although it hasn't gotten any worse, it hasn't gotten any better either. I'm tired so I know I better get a lot of rest so I don't get sick. I've been eating oranges and taking zinc. I can't afford the time to be sick right now. I think the throat is a bit better tonight. I'm going to eat another orange before bed so it can work its magic overnight.

I got a very nice letter from Sue and Marcia, who run the retreat center where I attended the artist's gathering last month. And I also got a nice invitation from Scharlotte for breakfast Saturday morning. I need things to look forward to, so that's good. I know Scharlotte from the Democratic Women's Club and also the NAACP.

Well, I must go and do some journalling before I go to sleep. I have a lot on my mind these days and there's no better way to work it out than that.