Sunday, 26 October 2008

Sunday Scribblings. Awesome.

The Sunday Scribblings prompt this week is Awesome!
Awesome, that doesn't sound like me. I don't like to put myself forwards, bragging about myself is not me. I don't like to hear others bragging about themselves either.

Bec said I was awesome
And gave me a hug
I think she was drunk
I'm not the sort you would love.

I am more the self deprecatory type. I often get in trouble for being like that though.
Gawd, this is really not my nature.
I would rather bore you with the details of what I did today. My son David has left his dog with us for the weekend to babysit. Ruby is a black Stafford shire terrier. She is a dog with character. She just looks scary but she is really quite a loving, gentle natured dog. She is very spoilt and I think she is fretting for David because he lets her sleep in the bed with him. Well, Uh uh not in my house,last night she was put outside.
This morning I was woken by a cranky Nanny who was ready to wring her neck. She had been barking off and on all night and had trampled all over the garden and dug holes in it. We had to replant 2 strawberry plants and a tomato plus fill a few holes in the vege garden as well as put a guard around some other plants. Tonight she will be sleeping in the laundry.This afternoon I tried to water the garden but she had other ideas and decided she wanted to bite the water. She can jump really high, at least as high as my height. It was funny to start with but then we had to put her on a leash so I could finish the job in peace.
For the rest of the day we went to a caravan and camping show. We wandered around looking at and discussing the merits of the different styles on show. I found a few new favourites amongst the brands that I had not seen displayed before. I also spent half an hour listening to a gardening expert bloke who is on the Better Homes and Gardens show on T.V. talking about looking after your soil and composting. He was a very good speaker and had the crowd well entertained. If you are not a gardener you probably find it funny that gardeners would enjoy such things but enjoy it I did. I also found out I have been doing something right, whenever I plant things into the garden I make up a cocktail of seaweed extract and fish emulsion. It makes a big difference to getting my plants off to a good start, and it is organic so causes no harm to the environment.
That is about all for tonight.
Love Linda.


Winterwood said...

Linda - I love that guy from better homes and gardens - graham isnt it? if its the person I;m thinking of...he speaks well and IS very entertaining on the tv too.

anthonynorth said...

Well, that was a good post worth bragging about :-)
Enjoyed that.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Thanks for visiting my Blog!

Tomorrow I actually write about gardening myself! But it wont take very long to read it!

Shadow said...

babysitting a pup, what fun... once we had someone looking after ours for the weekend, and when we got home, he said everything was okay except that shadow woke them up real early to be let in... and i frowned. and then it hit me... let IN. they thought he slept outside... oh well, none the worse for wear. have a good sunday!

Martha said...

Personally, I think you are an awesome gardener, potter, and blogger. I enjoy your posts so much with all the personality you put in them. What is it with dogs and water from hoses, anyway?

Linda Jacobs said...

Very enjoyable! I like the funny way you wrote about dog sitting! And congrats on gardening correctly!

keith hillman said...

Sounds like a pretty ok day to me!

sarala said...

Awfully modest for an awesome post. It is amazing how much we all resist the request to brag.
Have a great week.

Merle said...

G'Day Linda ~~ I enjoyed your post, love the sculpture. Is it yours? or was it at the show you went to? Your son's dog sounds more trouble than the little two I am baby-sitting. Expect John home in the next couple of days. The Ulysees motto is a great one isn't it? The little puppies were gorgeous. Take care Linda and thanks for the nice things you said about my blog. Thank you for the items you send me too. Love, Merle.

Rob Kistner said...

self-deprecation is often a request for reassurance, for validation that we are loved -- and it is generally healthy... we all do it to some degree. The problem only arises when it manifests itself as self-loathing.

Enjoyed reading your post... ;)

Stan Ski said...

Always something special in 'nothing special'. Do what you do and be proud.

maggie said...

Aw, doggy-sitting is fun. Or crazy. Depending. Someday I would love to have a space to garden, some instruction on what to do and also a green thumb. For now, I do grow a few cooking herbs. :)

linda may said...

Thank you everyone for your nice comments.
Yes Having Ruby to babysit has been fun, but my Mum who lives with us does not agree and has been complaining.
The picture with this post is of a garden ornament I have out the back yard.
I hope I don't go to extremes with the self deprecation bit.