I'm going on a belated start to my vacation, so I thought I better send my wishes now, rather than wait until July 11 - and thank heaven for LJ notification - *L*! My tiny brain is terrible at remembering things like that. I apologize; I haven't been on LJ for a while, so I don't know how your move went, but I really hope it went well. One good thing: by moving in in the summer, you should get to know your neighbors right off the bat!
What's up with me? I was going to go on vacation to Glacier National Park (it's in Montana, up at the Canadian border; beautiful mountain scenery and animals) from last Saturday to this coming Sunday, about nine days in all. Turns out work was crazy, though, and I'd really like to do well this year; plus, a recent presentation I did was not what my boss wanted at all (miscommunication), so I need to do everything right, and leaving on Saturday would have left some things undone. So I changed it to Tuesday; that'll still give me 4 full days there, plus a day going and a day coming back (by plane), and all but one day will be during the week, when, hopefully, it'll be less crowded.
So, between all the work, and some health crises with the cats (yep, it's that time again!), and my final plantings of the late spring, I've been too busy to be on-line. I know, I know - I'm always saying that! *sigh* Can't help it. Emma's blood work shows liver and kidney problems, although she isn't showing any symptoms, and she's been losing weight, despite thyroid medicine. So I've been feeding her roast chicken all week, and she's going to stay at the vet's while I'm gone. Chessie had his first run-in with the nasty cat that lives across the street; at least I assume that's who it was - all I saw was Chessie streaking into the house from the backyard one night, and clumps of fur outside the back porch the next morning. I was worried he was bitten or broke a leg, because of the way he limped and protected his paw; fortunately it turned out he just pulled a muscle running, but it meant a visit to the emergency room.
I keep forgetting to post pics of my gardens! The prairie garden only looks so-so; I didn't realize that most of them don't bloom or get into full growth until their second season. I went and bought some fully-grown versions that I wa surprised to find at the nurseries and planted them where the former owners had a vegetable garden in the back, and they look great. It's just a few, to see if it's a good place for them. I'll move the prairie plants back there this fall, and make the prairie garden near the back porch into the Japanese garden (which is what the former vegetable garden was going to be!). I think that'll work better.
Okay - back to cleaning the house before vacation! See you all after I'm back; I doubt there will be internet connections where I'm staying.
p.s. Just finished "H.M.S. Surprise" (going through the books a third time), and that is SUCH a great book of the series! So much about the characters, and the first real look at Bonden - *G*.