The funny thing about “to do” lists – A note popped up on my computer. It said “think about closing pond.” That means close it for the winter. It’s not a lot of work but requires going into the pond and cutting back all the plants (less vegetation to decay), putting in the bubbler, removing the filter (and cleaning it) and placing the waterfall on bypass until it’s too cold to have the waterfall going. Takes maybe two or three hours but there is an emotional consequence. It’s sad to close it up. My note said to think about it. I did and decided to wait another week. It’s tricky because you can’t wait too long or you freeze working in the water. Too early and you’re cutting off blooming water lilies. Next week will work.
Speaking of the pond – In the spring I go a little nuts with it. It’s bare when I open it as the foliage hasn’t yet grown so I always buy more plants than I should. This year with the extremely warm weather, everything grew wild. There was a point where I could only see pinpoints of the water. Everything else was foliage. I had to cut back again and again. Next year I will not overplant. (That is my mantra. Will I be able to do that? We’ll see.)
Weird ads – There are a few “beauty” sites I loosely follow. As with anything on the internet these days, it’s flanked with stupid ads. I saw a whopper this week. Nose hair extension. Yes these are real things you can buy. Why? To catch wayward boogers?
A sea of pink – I did my usual Starbucks trip yesterday morning. There were over a hundred people there, all dressed in pink running outfits. It was a cancer run. I’ve been going there for a long time and this is the first time I saw so many groups here. They had a perfect day for a run. It was in the lower 60s at 7 a.m.
For bloggers – Followers are always welcome. However, there are real followers and others. (I am not talking about those folks who read with regularity but typically don’t comment. I call them hoverers and if they enjoy the post, I’m grateful.) This week I received a lot of “floorsander” followers. There was always a different word before “floorsander” but it sure looked like the same person. This is why a blogger should never get hooked on statistics.
So how was your week?