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Friday November 13th 2009, 11:14 am
Filed under: Amaryllis

I’ve been a little discouraged at how tired it makes me to do things I think should be simple, and last night I was too wiped to post.

Mostly because I’d finally hauled the water out, gallon by gallon, to break dormancy at last on my waiting amaryllises yesterday.

A little time, a little perspective, a little browsing through old photos (this being one of the most fun) of my favorite flowers.

Now time for a little yarn.

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Haulin’ water is not a light task, especially by the gallon. When we had chickens in the barn I had to haul their water down by the gallon jug. The walk was not fun those days. Give yourself a break – ‘sides most of us aren’t spring chicks any longer so we get pooped out sooner. lol
Have a great weekend!

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 11.13.09 @ 12:24 pm

It takes time to heal. Just think of those millions and millions of tiny cells inside you doing their best to make you well again. The more you rest, the easier their job is.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 11.13.09 @ 12:33 pm

Man! I remember haulling water to livestock when I was little – it was hard then and I’m sure it still is. Be kind to yourself, Alison. (You make me tired just reading about it!) d

Comment by Debra 11.13.09 @ 12:37 pm

Toni is right — hauling gallons of water is no easy task. Heck, I have trouble just hauling ME around. You deserve a little rest.

Humor –

A minister was completing a temperance sermon. With great emphasis, he said, “If I had all the beer in the world, I’d take it and pour it into the river.” With even greater emphasis, he said, “And if I had all the wine in the world, I’d take it and pour it into the river.”

And then, finally, shaking his fist in the air, he said,

“And if I had all the whiskey in the world, I’d take it and pour it into the river.”

Sermon complete, he sat down.

The song leader stood very cautiously and announced with a smile, nearly laughing, “For our closing song, let us sing Hymn #365: ‘Shall We Gather at the River’.”

Comment by Don Meyer 11.13.09 @ 12:53 pm

Hauling water….you’ve through a lot this year and hauling water is not easy. Please take good care of yourself.

Comment by Joansie 11.13.09 @ 2:59 pm

Please, please, Alison–don’t do any more heavy work. Take care of yourself! Just sit and knit for a bit!! You need as much stillness as you can get to heal. Don’t hurry it.

Comment by Karen 11.13.09 @ 5:09 pm

I’m glad you were able to nurture something(s) that brings you joy. Enjoy the yarn time and relax!

Comment by Channon 11.13.09 @ 6:04 pm

I was supposed to go to Home Depot tomorrow to purchase the annual filter replacement for the refrigerator. Must see if their flower bulbs have arrived!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 11.13.09 @ 6:28 pm

I was afraid you were not up to par. DON’T DO THINGS LIKE THIS AGAIN.

Comment by sherry in idaho 11.13.09 @ 6:38 pm

hauling water is heavy labour woman! Of course you are tired. Sheesh. I think you have the same problem I have, in my head, I am 20 years old and fit as a fiddle and have energy to spare. The reality? Not so much

Comment by Carol 11.14.09 @ 9:05 am

Oh, I love amaryllis. What with several moves, I’d given mine all away, but just bought myself a new one this year. It is showing its nose already. I think I love watching them grow as much as I love the blooms.

Comment by twinsetellen 11.14.09 @ 6:08 pm

The amaryllis are so pretty I have a black thumb in gardening:(
Check out the video on my blog Baby It’s Cold Outside just love the memories.((((Hugging You)))))))Darcy

Comment by Darcy 11.15.09 @ 1:14 am

I hope you didn’t over do it!!! Why couldn’t you be happy with a smaller container to change the water? lol

I can almost smell the perfume from that picture. Thank you for sharing it!

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 11.16.09 @ 6:10 am

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