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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Can Mother Nature Be Trusted?

The weather men are promising us rain. They convinced me to the point I took our giant rain gage (I don't know how to spell that word) and emptied the yucky green stuff out and cleaned it. How would I know how to spell that word when we haven't used it in so long. They say it is going to get cool again too around noon tomorrow. I haven't even worn a fourth of my winter clothes. I think here in south Texas they should design houses with double closets so we can always leave all our clothes out. One day you wear shorts and the next maybe a jacket. Some people wear shorts and a jacket at the same time. You learn how to be prepared. It was perfect yard working weather today. I ignored the fact that I just got over bronchitis and worked for several hours yesterday and today. The man who was supposed to come trim my yucca plants again didn't show. That is what I don't like about this small town, hard to get anyone to do little odd jobs. Oh well I did it myself. I didn't need his little ole saw on a long pole. I just crawled under the plant and used my clippers. I'm pretty proud of myself but verrrry tired.

26 comments:

Lori said...

I did some yard work today too. It was 74° today, but will only be in the 40s tomorrow.

Jennifer said...

I hope you get some rain to get a little relief from the drought.

Sugar said...

girl, it's crazy all over this year!!! one day it's 70 & the next it's 11. grrr
don't do too much & get that bronchitis started up again.
yep, you should be proud if you managed to trim those yucca's without getting stuck/stabbed. i still remember getting my share on legs & arms!
huggies...

Shirl 72 said...

I don't believe weather people. I wish the
rain we are getting tomorrow would come your
way. I am tired of it being wet all the time.

Same way here 70's, 40', snow, rain, and now
back to 70's and rain. I have done a little yard work. POO don't like yard anymore I am
getting to old.

Shirl

Shirl

Sheila said...

I know what you mean. When we came home at Christmas we always had to bring twice as many clothes as summer, because you didn't know if it was going to be cold or warm. I saw on a weather forecast that San Antonio had a chance of rain for almost a week, I wondered if you guys would get any rain. Maybe you will, Sheila

jack69 said...

In the motorhome we keep mostly lightweight clothes. We used to keep a warm suit for fishing, ut since se don't fish much, those are gone. Spring and Fall weather is always hard to figure. Every year it seems to have surprises.
I read the title of the entry wrong, I thought it said, 'can you trust your mother', I thought it was going tobe a story about the two cow sisters sharing the calves.
Congratulations on the Yucca Cutta! YOu B smart!
Jack

Joyce said...

We hit a high of 80 yesterday (which was a record from 79 degrees in 1897). Tonight low is supposed to be 50 and tomorrow's high is 50. Now, who is playing these tricks on us???
Hugs, Joyce

Kath said...

Here in my part of England Paula it has rained almost every day this week.I am awake so early this morning by it splashing again the bedroom window Grrrr.High winds too.I wish I could send some over to S.Texas.It's very cold, most of us have forgotten what high temps are.The word Guage in England is spelt with a U in it as you will see LOL!!You too are a very clever girl pruning your Yucca plant.I hope the rains come for you.Have a lovely Wednesday.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

madcobug said...

I hope you dodn't set off that bronchitis again. The pollen count is high here. It's spelled Gauge. Yours sounds as good though. Hope you get that rain. Helen

Donna said...

We had 1 1/2 inch of rain in the gauge yesterday. Then had to dump it and turn it upside down because it was to get in the teens overnight.

Jan said...

Well done trimming the yucca your self now did you waer shorts or a jacket ,or both ..lol...love Jan xx

garnett109 said...

Now come here and trim my trees

Amanda said...

(((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))I dont know if I told you before,my Mom grew up in Texas,so She knows all about how the weather changeds there.Have a nice day.

Kelly said...

Yep, this springlike weather, you can hardly contain yourself and have to get outside and do stuff. That is what I did all weekend this past weekend, and I am sore from it. My body wasnt used to all that manual labor...got to ease into it I reckon. Glad you got that yucca plant done up. Hugs, Kelly

It's Just Katie! said...

I think Mother Nature is going through menapause. Can't wait for planting season to begin. Take care,
Katie

sober white women said...

I was thinking about you last night. I was watching the weather channel and it said that Texas was going to get hit. I do hope that you guys get some much needed rain.
Kelli

Missie said...

I'm jealous of everyone's warmer weather. LOL

Tabby said...

Hi Paula,

I sure hope you get that much needed rain! Our weather here is crazy too it was 60 all weekend and snowing Monday. That huge closet for all your clothes sounds like a great idea.

Janie said...

Weather in Kansas has been very strange. Hot one day and freezing rear off the next! lol I always plan it getting warmer around Easter time. Usually Easter day the kids have green grass to go egg hunting. We just have to worry about a rain storm on Easter Day. lol Hope you have a blessed day. Janie

Gerry said...

Ouch, I hope you did not pay for this excessive bust of energy. The clothes problem sounds like Phoenix. I get dizzy from holding out my hand and feeling the air trying to determine whether I need to wear a sweater or go sleeveless. The temp has really gone up and down this winter. And if I get too warm I start to sneeze. I am allergic to temp change. If you get on the bus you will see a lot of confused people, some with heavy coats and others with strapless sun dresses!

KaysWay said...

Well you got your exercise trimming that plant today. Good for you. I didn't get out and exercise at all today.

Alice said...

Same here about finding any kind of help. I do have all my clothes available in a walk-in closet year round. My part of Texas is about the same as your part. BTW it's spelled "guage". LOL

J said...

Hey good job on trimming the yucca plant yourself. hope you guys get a lil rain. well just wanted to swing by and say hey since I hardly do anymore. thanks for keeping in touch. be back when I can. take care!

Lisa said...

It sure is crazy weather this spring... one day it's spring and the next we're having weather in the 40's... almost winter again. Sorry to hear you just got over bronchitis but glad to hear you are done with it... hang in there my dear friend and have a fantastic day!!
Lisa

Celeste said...

Good luck with the rain.

Rose said...

Paula I did hear you all were looking for rain. I'll do my magic ran dance and see if that works, better yet I'll send some of ours, we are having floods again! I cannot wait to go out and work in the yard again!!!