Monday, June 07, 2010

I haven't been writing lately because I have been gardening. I took a job for the summer with a landscaping company. My boss is the woman who owns the company, and she's crazy. She talks a mile a minute, everything becomes a big deal, and she expects to be able to do 3 hours of work in half an hour. I like her, and her ambition, but she gives me a headache.

Friday she came rushing into the work site with her amber hair flying out around her head in every direction but down. "Mo, I need you to run to the hardware store to pick up about twenty lawn bags and get back here so that we can load up the truck before it gets dark and I think it might rain so we aren't going to spray the weeds but if you have time tonight you could stake up the roses. Not a priority, but something that can fill time, and while you are gone I'm going to finish trimming the ornamental grasses on the west side of the house and hopefully I will get to the other side this evening too. Ok?"

"Sure, I'll be right back."

"Alright and when you are out there, make sure you take the back road otherwise you will get stuck behind the late school bus and never get back. How many hours can you stay here tonight? Did you say you could come out tomorrow morning too? if we get a good hard rain the weeds will be easy to pull, of course you're gonna get covered in mud so dress for that, and do you have enough money? I will reimburse you of course. You should get going."

"Yup, be right back." Sometimes I wish I knew her better so I could remind her to breathe.

In other news, we have planted our vegetable garden this week too! Tomatos, peas, green beans, beets, potatos, green peppers, jalapenos, red peppers, cherry tomatos, carrots, cabbage, califlower, brussel sprouts, broccoli, zucchini, cucumbers, yellow squash, acorn squash and watermelon! Whew! I am not looking forward to weeding that mess, but I can't wait to eat from it.

And the pictures from our most recent wedding are turning out great! Check them out over at our other blog.


Godzilla Power said...

I have been doing a lot of gardening too and finished weeding the potatoes and tomatoes on Saturday. Now it's time to do the perennial gardens and make some new walk-ways. Never done when it comes to gardening, and now I can see that I have to move a lot of shit because it can be seen very well due to the stuff that's gotten huge. It's still pretty though.

Grits Gone North said...

Wow, this answers my question. I wish I could garden/lawn tame like you do. I suck at it!