Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday This n That

I did not win the $234K in last night's drawing.  Not a single freakin' number.  No one won, though, so it's up to $267K.  But since I have nowhere to go today, I won't be buying more tickets.

Out of 9 hollyhock bulbs I planted, 7 are poking their leaves through the soil now.  Not sure if the last two are duds or if they're just shy.

The big poison ivy patch on the neighboring property decided to make a foray into our yard this year.  I made a foray of my own onto the other property and sprayed holy-hell out of the closer patch, then worked my way back, spraying the ever-lovin' shit out of any poison ivy I saw.  As of this morning, it was all wilting nicely.  If it bounces back, I bought more herbicide specifically designed for PI (regular herbicide doesn't work).  But I'm not worried.  I've killed all the PI in the yard and near the yard over the past 4 years, I'll kill this, too.

Like 15% of people are immune to poison ivy.  I am one of them.  Hubs is hyper sensitive to it.  So, I am determined to kill all of that shit and keep him from going through that.

A person can lose their immunity.  We'll see in the next few days whether my immunity still holds.  If not, I might have itchy ankles.  I tried really hard not to touch any of the stuff, but it's possible I might've brushed against stuff with my bare ankles.  Fingers crossed.

Okay, that's it for me.  What's it for you?


  1. That's why you wear rubber work boots when dealing with that $h!+. *nods* I seem to have some "wild" peonies making an appearance. Weird. I do have two buds on to separate plants. Weather got my wisteria this year. :( And I had 3 irises bloom. Lot's of Texas Bluebells, including some in places I didn't know I had plants. LOL And now the honeysuckle is blooming. I love the scent wafting in my office window--there's a big "thicket" of them right outside.

    We're looking at a flood of rain today and tomorrow. I'm ready.

    I can't get into any of the four projects I should be working on. This makes me have a sad. However, I shall force out words today. Bad words can be fixed.

    That's it for me.

  2. Poison ivy and I are old enemies. I'm not quite as sensitive as I used to be, but I still get rashes if I'm not careful.

    I don't like to spray them with anything just in case it affects other plants around it. For example, mangoes are part of the poison ivy family. I don't grow mangoes but I grow lots of things that could be related, so I pull them by hand just to be safe.