Saturday, February 24, 2007
Misc. . .
Generic post name, huh?! :-) In too big of a hurry to think of a better one. Life has been quite busy around here - due to the 60's-70's weather. On Thursday, I put another 4-5 hours of work into the front landscaping. (This house was a repo, and the yards became quite unattractive as they sat unattended.) I was removing layers of dead leaves and gross mulch while numerous bugs and things "came forth." Seth and Caleb were thrilled with the finds! Yick! I kept rubber gloves on my hands! I also started the process of removing some sad looking bushes. Thankfully my neighbor, Arlene, brought a shovel and did the digging while I pulled. We had a good time visiting and had some laughs at the few times I almost flew through the air when a bush came out of the ground. Whew! I am discovering all the places where muscles abide. Can't wait for the aches to go!
These "things" were around all the mulch. Apparently there are people that think they are attractive, but I do not fall in that category. They reminded me of something that belonged around a gingerbread house. In case you are wondering, yes, they are heavy, but I was glad to hide them on the side of the house. Now. . .to get rid of them, one must?
Ahhhh. Starting to look much better! The gingerbread lumpy things are gone, sprawling bushes out of the ground. . . Several more hours of hard work and fresh mulch, and I will not be embarrassed of the front!
Welcome to the Greenville Zoo!
On Friday, we took a school trip here. It was fun to be walking in the nice weather, and we had a good time together. I loved the elephants, and I never tire of watching these huge creatures. I thought it was interesting how they almost blended with the rocks behind them.
Gators are always a favorite with the boys, and so is the. . .
reptile house!
Double yick!! My skin crawls as we gaze at weird snakes and hissing cock roaches! Now, I do not mind snakes and can even hold them, but not when they look like the above ones! Especially not when they are bigger than me! I couldn't wait to get out of there!

The orangutans were fun to watch. The mother came from across the field, wrapped herself and the baby in a sheet and sat watching us. The baby kept putting its hand on the glass and peeking at us. It was so cute! Babies are cute in any species. Well, except for a baby hissing cock roach!

The "dad" was another story.

I was fascinated by the layers of skin around his face!

Yes, there is a face behind all that "stuff."

Well, I am off again! I probably should not have plopped into my computer chair, for I am realizing how tired my body is. I am currently on a "Cleaning Binge" in this house. Am I the only one who gets those? You know, the move the furniture and vacuum under it, clean the baseboards with a vacuum tool, scrub edges of bathroom floors with a toothbrush. . . I had better hop up and keep taking advantage of the mood! :-)

Have a blessed Sunday!

  posted at 3:55 PM  

At 8:07 PM, Blogger Jana said...

Oh how fun to work outside!! I love to conquer new outdoor projects every spring/summer. I have 25 more flower bulbs waiting to be planted "as we speak". Can't wait for the 70's to reach us.

At 9:50 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Yes, I do believe you are the only one that I know (except for maybe Angie) who gets in the mood for a "Cleaning Binge." A Steak n' Shake Hot Fudge Sundae binge? Now we're talking! :)

Come to think of it, I occasionally get the urge to walk by my furniture and blow the dust off.

At 2:32 PM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

Martha, do you ever clean with Q-tips too? I love the little critters--not that my house looks like it this week...

At 4:44 PM, Blogger Martha C said...

Carrie, you are so funny! :-)
Q-tips, Angie?! O, yes - a best friend! They reach all those little places our slender fingers cannot.

At 7:34 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

Same old binges. Same old me...HATE to clean.


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