Thankful Thursday and 5 Random Thoughts

My days of the week are totally mixed up! I’ve been attempting to keep the hours of a morning person–some days out of necessity–but I keep falling back into my regularly-scheduled program. 


I may have said this before, but I’m thankful for our public library. It offers a wide selection of magazines to read without paying a subscription fee, Wi-fi, use of computers for those who don’t have one, and music, movies and, oh yes, BOOKS on everything imaginable.

Now for some RANDOMNESS

1. I love Wi-fi! Our downstairs a/c is inoperable, so I’m sitting in a zero-gravity lawn chair under the oak tree with birds singing overhead. Some of them might be telling me to go back in the house where I belong, but I don’t understand bird-speak. (Or I’m feigning ignorance–shhh don’t tell!)

2. This is the first year milkweed planted the previous year returned. I’m ready for the Monarch butterflies to appear. Hopefully they’ll get here before the aphids. 

3. The Bee Balm is robust this year, also. Maybe a hard winter isn’t so bad for the garden, after all. 

4. Cutting back the Butterfly Bush in late winter, we discovered a rotted section at its base. We lost about a third of it, but the remainder is coming back strong.

5.  The Coneflowers have a lot of buds.

Bonus Randomness

This is the Fennel jungle. Fennel is a host plant for Black Swallowtail butterflies. I hope we see lots of them this year.

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Share Your World–2013 Week 11

We made it through another week! Cee has four more questions, and I love it when you join in the fun. You may reply in the comments below, or create your own blog post and link to Cee’s blog. 

If you could go back and talk to yourself at age 18 what advice would you give yourself?  Or if you are younger than 25 what words of wisdom would you like to tell yourself at age 40?

What is your favorite TV show that is currently on TV?

Jello or Pudding?  And what is your favorite flavor?

What is your favorite flower?

At age 18, I was in a relationship with the wrong person and didn’t expect to see my 30th birthday. I would tell my 18-year-old self there is life after 30, and it’s going to be a good life, a life worth living.

My favorite show is NCIS.

Pudding–Coconut Cream

Coneflowers are my favorite, followed closely by Black-eyed Susans. 

Purple coneflowers
Purple coneflowers

That wraps up the questions (and answers) for this week. I hope you’ll post your answers so we can all get to know each other.