Monday, 21 November 2005

Seasons greetings...

Whew! What a weekend! I'm still tired but maybe thats from the jogging this morning.

We did a lot of yard work and house preparation for the winter: planted some bulbs, trimmed and wrapped up the roses, turned the water off for the taps outside, emptied the rain barrel, raked... I think that's it. For now anyway. We'll probably think about some more later. And, this being our first winter here, there'll probably be some things we have forgotten and will kick ourselves for forgetting when spring comes around.

We saw the Kingston Santa Claus parade (on Saturday) just me and my daughter (it's so much easier without a stroller). It wasn't bad (not very good either) but it was very cold.

It birthday time! My niece's birthday was on the 18th, my brother's was yesterday, a friend from NYC has his today, and my father's is on the 24th. Happy birthday everyone!!!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Season Greetings to you too.

Debbie

Michael Schulman said...

Happy birthday to me...happy birthday to me...

stark said...

You just had to remind me minutes before I had a chance to call and wish you a happy birthday... Thanks a lot! *laugh*

Dan said...

What bulbs did you plant?

Is it good to wrap roses? We always cut them down two thirds.

stark said...

I read a couple things about wrapping roses and the lady we bought the house from left a bunch of canvas that seems to be cut just for that, so... I don't know. We didn't plant them so if they die it won't be a great loss. We did cut them down a bit: they were different sizes so I just trimmed the really big ones.

There were like three types of bulbs: I'm not sure what they were. They were my wife's idea.