Thursday, January 22, 2009

Home Alone

Hello Everyone!

I just delivered Mr. Plant Lady to the rendezvous point for his flight to Dallas. He is being accompanied by three other colleagues from the surrounding area. One of them has just proposed to his girlfriend a week or two ago and she has accepted! The last time I saw him, he told us he had decided to pop the BIG question. I was anxious to hear the BIG news!

Early this morning we met for an early breakfast at Bojangles before heading to the airport. As they departed we prayed for traveling mercies and for a successful trip. I don't know what I will do with myself for the next two or three days. This evening I have planned to eat supper with my daddy. We will get seafood, I guess. That is one of his favorites! I have also planned to help him spread some caulking on the roof where he has removed an old television antenna. When the DTV transition came into effect, the old antenna refused to pick up the signal. He now has just the cheap $9.98 rabbit ears that go inside. I cannot explain why the cheap-o antenna will pick up all signals and his super-duper rooftop antenna will not-go figure! By the way, a few days ago I had promised to help him remove the big antenna from the roof. He has a large extension ladder that he was going to use and he wanted me to remain on the ground, hold the base of the ladder, and retrieve the old antenna as he handed it down. As I arrived, there was my 83 year old daddy, up on the roof with a broom, sweeping pine straw from the shingles! He had already removed the BIG antenna by himself!

In my previous post, I mentioned the presentation I had to make to the garden club. It was cancelled due to the inclement weather and rescheduled until the next week. OK, that sounds good, I put it on my calendar. A few minuted later, a call came -"Can we reschedule it for either the 26th or 29th, the hostess has another commitment for next week?" "OK, the 26th is good for me" A few minutes later the phone rings again- "Can we possibly postpone until May 19?" "OK, that will be fine." "Will you have any herbs by then?" "Yes, they will be ready by then." "Great, plan to include them in your presentation!" So now, not only do I have to talk about gourds, I also have to speak about herbs! I will REALLY need your prayers in May! I really enjoy all the interest in my projects in the garden. Who knows what I'll be doing next?

On another note, I just got all my Christmas decorations up in the attic. This morning, I'll be vacuuming and dusting-anything to occupy myself while Mr. Plant Lady is gone! Anyone interested in helping is welcome! Dishes are neatly stacked in the sink ready to be washed -not one of my favorite tasks. Laundry from the dryer thrown on the sofa to be folded. Another not-so-favorite task, but one that needs to be done. (we are running out of clean towels and washcloths in the linen closet)

Have you noticed how rambly this post has become? I am really lonesome here "home alone". I may need all my bloggy friends to keep me company while Mr. PL is away. There's just so many things I can think of to do. Perhaps, clean out my closet? No, I'm not that lonesome!

Be Encouraged!
Plant Lady


FlowerLady said...

Good morning PlantLady ~ I hear you about being home alone. Not much fun. I don't know how long your DH will be gone, but hopefully the time apart will pass swiftly.

I washed 'most' of the dishes this morning, one or two things are soaking. I also have a basket of clean laundry that needs folding and put away. I'm at work right now, so those things are awaiting me at home.

Since your garden club meeting was postponed until May, you'll have plenty of time to prepare and get your psyche ready for talking in front of a group, something I can't do.

Enjoy your day.


Becky said...

I love being home alone but cleaning and housework is not on my favorites list either. My Christmas tree is still up.

I think you will do great on your presentation in May. Herbs and gourds... you know/love those things. Wish I could attend. :-)

From the Heart said...

Sounds like you've got a lot to do to keep you busy for at least a day. I'm by myself a lot and have learned to live with it; however, since my husband has partially retired now he's here a lot more, but he likes to watch TV (cooking shows, historical programs that I don't really care about) so usually by the time I answer my emails, keep up the books for his business and our personal stuff and read the most recent post it fills my day.

I'm sure you will not be without something to do.
At least you have longer to prepare for your speech.

Enjoy your time, it will pass quickly.

JnL4God said...

I like you don't spend much time at home without my honey, okay hardly ever, so I know that feeling of okay what do I do now feeling. I do however have several sewing projects going on right now so that would work for me. Hope you have fun no matter what you do.

Mar said...

Some days I enjoy a day alone. I always, repeating ALWAYS have a list of things I am behind in. I often go with my husband on the road in his work and when he is at home, he seems to always have ideas of projects or adventures for us to do together. That is wonderful, but sometimes I really do need a day of just catching up at home alone.

I hope you have fun today and dont even look at those neatly stacked dishes or the laundry pile until you have done something fun first. How is that for priorities????? Is this a sign of old age?

christi28 said...

sure sounds like you are busy, or maybe just trying to keeo busy.

i have an idea. how about after the dishes are washed, laundry is folded and eveything is dusted and swept, how about you make cup of hot tea (or cooffe if you prefer that over tea,ande then make a cozy fire in the fireplace and grab that book you have been meaning to read and treat yourself to some YOU time! you deserve it friend!

blessings ~