Sunday, July 6, 2008

"All I Vont Is a Little Blood"

Those of you that know me know that I love to spend time in my yard. This is the time of the year that all the work pays off and you get to enjoy the view, the flowers blooming, the beds you planted filling in nicely, all that stuff. There is work to do, the normal weeding and dead heading, (cutting the old flower heads off, I'm not beheading neighbors), also I normally try to put in a new bed each year.

Well this year has been a struggle. I had great plans to put in a planting of different grasses. I got the old dog house out of the way, killed the weeds and then came to a screeching halt. You see , we have this kitchen project going on. It started out as a paint job and is turning into a generational burden, my children's children will still be working on it.
So the inside work goes on and the outside waits.

But now a new evil lurks keeping me from my beloved gardening, Vampires. Yes, those blood sucking menaces that hide in the shadows. Ok, so they're not wearing capes and sleeping in coffins they're mosquitoes, but they are trying to drain me of my life's fluid, so much so that outdoor work is almost impossible, just a walk around the yard has to be done at a brisk pace so as not to lose a pint or two to those leaches of the air.

So life goes on, as humans we learn to adjust, to fit into our surroundings. Me, I think I'll take up Bonsai.


mjgolch said...

Bonsai takes a lot of patience. Good luck with that.

Mari said...

I arranged those mosquitoes to keep you inside, working on that kitchen!

Laura said...

I think all that blood loss has you confused - no way are we working on that kitchen! He..he..he..

I probably shouldn't say that after you offered to help with our fence! :)

They are nasty buggers this year for sure. (The mosquitos - not Mom...)

Andrew Bruins said...

I also dont like the idea that you are recruiting our future children into working on that kitchen that was all moms idea. I love the picture of the mosquito. Funny post

Karla & Diane said...

We are so with you on this one, Bob! Pesky varmints! Gardening has suffered at our place too, and long walks with the dogs, short walks with the dogs, stopping to smell the roses ... pretty much anything outside. Thank goodness for indoor hobbies and projects, hmm?! Atta Girl Mari! Keep him busy!

Terri said...

That Mari is pretty smart - inviting all those mosquitos over so you stay inside!