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Archive for November, 2011

New England

One of my favorite hobbies is gardening. Now you might think that gardening is much easier in Florida. I suppose that is true in a sense. I mean I can plant something and within a week I see some results. I love planting, and the instant gratification that you get with a southern garden, its true, but although there are many beautiful plants that will only grow in the southern climate, even those tend to die in extreme heat. Not to mention, nothing comes back the next year as they die a slow death. You are also limited as to what you can plant.For example, you can’t plant lilacs, tulips, hyacinths, peonies, or any other bulbs for that matter. One of  the things at I love most about New England is that you can grow any bulb that you can buy . I love all bulbs- peonies are my new favorite as I just discovered them this year, they are beautiful and smell amazing. You may be wondering why I am talking about flowers in the fall right after a snow storm. Well, I am so excited that I just got to plant my bulbs, and for once I will actually get flowers from them that I don’t have to buy in a pot at the grocery store that will die and never come back! I love this area! I love that the cold helps nurture the bulbs and bring them to life in the spring. And oh my goodness, how much does everyone love spring? After all those months of cold and snow, you start seeing signs of life popping up through the snow. It is breathtaking! And this year, I will be looking at my garden every day for that sign of life. I can’t wait!

Oh yes, and in case you think I have forgotten, GO PATS!

 

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New England

Well, another week gone by. Typical New England, after the freak snow storm, there was no power for many days. The Cable company even lost power at the hub, causing Cable and Internet to go out for several days. Making it challenging for all of us dependent on the internet! I know that I am definitely one of those. I am on it daily, all the time- like so many others. The problem was that since the source was out- everyone was out, so I couldn’t get my fix at Starbucks or McDonald’s, or anywhere else. Is it just me or is it a very quiet world without access to the internet? I know that mine kept going on, and off and I could write a post, and by the time I hit submit it would lose it and I would have to start over. I did finally start copying every post just so that I didn’t have to rewrite everything! So how many of you lost your ties to the outside? And is it only me that is so dependent on Facebook and the Internet?

So what I realized throughout this whole experience is that I am completely dependent on internet and well, Social Media- well Facebook specifically! I barely had cell reception and yet I would kill my battery further by constantly trying to send messages on Facebook. Its the only tie to the outside world that I felt that I had. Silly I am sure, but well, that is my life. After all, I had to see if the rest of my friends lost power, cable, internet and well, all the amenities that make life more interesting!

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