Saturday, September 6, 2008

sick as a dog

i woke up this morning sicker than i've been since last february. it's funny, because i had just been thinking it'd been a while since i'd been sick. and then whammo... baby jake sneezes in my face, and down i go for the count.

thank you to patrice and kim and kittengoddess who left me well-wishes. :)

this afternoon, i managed to drag myself from the bed where i've spent most of the day cuddled up with sam - buddy prefers to flop on the floor - in order to plant my holly trees ahead of the soaking rain we are expected to get.

as i expected, i've lost four of them already. but nine still look promising - they're green, the berries firm with leaves that cling to the spindly branches as if they'd like to stay there. and so i planted them, three to a pot, in a mixture of tree and shrub soil and vermiculite. i set them under the big pine and asked him to look after them.

when the weather turns cold, i'll bring them inside.

and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.


Rural Writer said...

Be better! We cant have you down for long! Warm, well wishes your way, m'lady!

P.A. GIbbons said...

Rest yourself. Get well quickly.

Kathy said...

I hope you feel better soon. I'm thinking good thoughts for you and your trees.

livewater said...

I hope the sickness passes quickly. Blessings to your holly trees, may they grow strong and healthy for the generations to come to cherish.

Carol said...

Open your windows and let this clean, clear air in. It will help heal whatever-ails-you. Rest as long as you's the best thing you can do for yourself.

judi said...

Sorry to read that you are under the weather. Rest and take care of yourself. Get Well soon.
From your older friend, Judi