Catching up with Lola

Hello Lovies-
I really don’t know how it’s October already. It was just June. I’ve been absent whilst going through some large changes and taking new things on. I’ve thought a lot about you though. A few times over the last few months I’ve snapped some pics hoping to get a moment to share my life with you. In a nutshell

We went to the Indiana State Fair and I pet the goats
The Destroyer got 2nd degree burns in his leg
We escaped the The Chateau and taught MiniMe to play chess, so she could make the Chess Team at school. She did!
The hood inherited some really cute domesticated messy difficult to “rescue” ducks and geese
I quit my old job, started a new job, worked both jobs for 6 days, learned ADD and new jobs don’t mix
Grabbed a new shirt with my old work wife’s nickname for me
Managed to get some nice zinnias and sunflowers in the garden
Grew one so big it almost clears MiniMe’s knees
Put lowlights in my hair, went to a PMI development day and found a pretty fountain
Cleared my brain enough to figure out the makings of the path to the PMO methodology I’m supposed to be developing at work
Blew off some steam at GNO
Made the best pancakes. Applesauce with flax seed, chia seed, protein powder, Greek yogurt, vanilla coconut milk, gluten free pancake mix, eggs, cinnamon, and water! The may be the best pancakes I’ve ever tasted!
Still don’t know the cause of my adrenal fatigue, but I am slowly feeling better.
Running and my body are currently having a love hate relationship. I have no races on the books and don’t run much. My foot is a constant source of frustration and my calves like to help.

Still strength training and getting stronger in as many ways as possible
I am half done with the Halloween yard for this year. The theme is running
Happy Fall Lovies!
Miss you,
Lola

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Adventures in Gardening: summer progress

The garden is pretty abysmal this year. The few flowers the bunnies haven’t destroyed are trying to redeem my yard. I bought some coneflowers and tore out some Day Lillie’s. I also gave the willows a tremendous trimming. Hoping to get some more flowers for a better fall impact. And maybe water the veggies more so we actually get some.

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Adventures in gardening: mid summer 2013

The bunnies have pretty much eaten the entire flower bed this year. They’ve had their way with the veggie bed too. Badger apparently has some of safe zone deal with them because The Destroyer found bunny poop in the yard today. And it really does look like tiny Easter eggs. Stupid bunnies.

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Things blooming that shouldn’t be

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Noticed this morning while getting acclimated for my 8 mile run. Notice this evening while puttering in garden before Girls Night Out


Flower Garden This Morning

This morning I visited the flowers in the garden to do some cutting.   I reminded the bees  “Even though I put this Russian Sage here for you,  You have to remember I like it too”. yes I actually said that out loud to the bees on the sage.  I also told a cute little praying mantis that he couldn’t stay on the cut glads, as he would not like it where they were headed.  We got quite a bit of rain yesterday and about 6″ or so last week.  The flowers are still hanging in there in spite of the nasty conditions this summer has provided them.   I’m hoping to get to some other writing this weekend, until then Happy Friday and consider this my virtual flower gift to all of you!


The garden giveth. The garden taketh away

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I only got one of these red sunflowers this year. On Monday it was blooming and beautiful. I had hopes for seeds for next year. On Friday, well you can see for yourself. Maybe it will overcome. I’m going to leave it there and hope.


The Garden so far: Early Summer

Hello Lovies!  Here are some pics of our garden so far this year.  I’ll get more specific about varieties, if I haven’t already I honestly cannot remember, in a later post.  Right now some crazy person decided she was going to write 10 posts in 10 days while working a full time job and picking back up  training for running.  I’m actually at the point where I almost have everything I want in the garden foundation wise. Shhh don’t tell Babu or he will start relaxing and I just cannot have that.