Monday, May 12, 2014

It's Up at 5 A.M and then home around 12:30 P.M.

Yup, I went back to work part-time at my last former employer - good ole Wally World.  Except I am in the best department - lawn and garden.  I am in my element, just a different climatic environment.  I get to see so many "smiling flowering faces" in the morning.

It's been almost a year since I put the house on the market and - need I say more when one is supporting two places. No, I don't regret moving when I did.

I am still enjoying this spring so much - the cactus flowers are so beautiful.

 The SW Bird of Paradise trees have put forth such beautiful flowers.

We had a young squirrel for awhile, but haven't seen him for several weeks - he lived in the cinder block fence for awhile.  He is eating a fruit from a prickly pear cactus.

A few hummingbirds are still around. The gold finches have disappeared.

We have not had any rain for quite awhile and so the dust is frequently present.  If we can't see Mt Caballo, to our south, it is really dusty out. 
Mt Caballo is just south of Turtleback Mt, that is visible.
We stay inside.  Today, it is smoke from the Signal Peak fire - located about 10 miles north of Silver City on the west side of the state.

Well, it's getting close to bedtime - 5 a.m. comes early.  Work starts at 7 a.m. and I am the "watering" girl. Well, a 72 year old watering "girl". 


  1. Wow, Emily! That's so cool. I've been in the garden area of the one in Emporia and in El Dorado, KS, and have even thought that I'd love to work in that part of the store if we lived closer. (Well, and I had enough stamina.) Good going!

    I am surprised that your house hasn't sold yet. You fixed that up so well and maintained it so well. I'd think someone would have snatched it up. Go figure.

    Love reading your posts. Love, Janet

    1. Thanks Janet. I had hoped it would go before a year was up, but felt that it would be longer. Neighbors, across the street took almost 1-1/2 yrs!

  2. Emily, if I were going to work in any store, the garden department would be my first pick, too!

    The flower photos are beautiful.

    Hope you enjoy the contact with people... and I'm hoping your other house will sell this season.

    1. The folks who come out to the garden center are usually in a good mood, so is good to work with them in finding something.

  3. Aren't you fortunate to be able to work whenever you decide to go back to work! Love the flower pictures!

    Hope the fires stay far away and fingers crossed on the house selling!

  4. Go Emily! That is such wonderful news! I totally agree with the commenters above. You're not just working in retirement now, you're letting it work for you. You take beautiful pictures, by the way. I too, hope that the fires die down and not hurt anyone in your area. Stay safe and awesome!

    Trudy Nearn @ Generations