Looking Ahead

Spring is really here! There’s a FLOOD of crocuses in my yard! I’ll get some pics as soon as Rebecca gives my phone back…LOL.

We’ve been working away on this story. Enjoying the nice weather and letting the promise of Growing Things fill us these last few days. Hubby and I have even discussed 1-adopting 2 cute beagles, 2-the new soon-to-be chicken coop, 3-moving the garden. Ok, that last one is probably just a pipe dream but the gardening catalogs are showing up and I’m longing to plant things, get my hands in the dirt, and nurture a living thing along with the story. Moving the garden means re-digging it just beyond the steps to the deck. I’m too old. Too slow. I smoke too much. If I had the cash I’d PAY someone to dig it and design it then I’d plant it and tend it. But I don’t so I guess we’ll just get some more big pots and see how it goes. After all (shouldn’t say this too loud, I guess…pssst…c’mere) my Rosemary survived the winter. It’s big and lush and happy! hehehe (Now watch it wither, brown, dry up and die before next week!)

One of my orchids has buds!


Yeah! I’m so excited…you don’t even know! LOL The one that doesn’t have buds will be a year old on Mother’s Day and the other, with buds, a year old shortly after. The other is lush and green with fat leaves BUT I followed the frickin’ directions and cut off the budding ‘arm’ 3/4 of the way down…no new ‘arm’…no new flowers. I’m hoping it will grow a new ‘arm’ and maybe flower again next year. ALL of the plants that were moved into our old bedroom have done exceedingly well! My spider plant is lush, so is my mother’s ivy and her Christmas Cactuses…Catcti? I dunno. The lavender will come back well. Strawberries too. Even the Amaryllis did well. That thing always croaks then comes back w/o flowers before it croaks again. Strange plant. In a month it will be time to put most of them outside again.

We need to think about what WE can do with regard to landscaping the back of the yard. My biggest problem is that absolutely GORGEOUS run of Foxglove that’s taking over back there. Mother trusted them to me and I can’t stand to let Her down, not after trying for so long to get it to grow and then having it magickally spring up, spread, and thrive, on its own. The idea of having it trampled now just ticks me off.

Speaking of things that tick me off…

“The Day” paper recently printed this article:

New Lawrence + Memorial Hospital parking lot gets ready to operate

By Kathleen Edgecomb

Publication: The Day
Published 03/04/2013 12:00 AM
Updated 03/04/2013 12:00 AM
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After delays, employees should have 225 more spaces later this month

New London – It’s been nearly four months since Lawrence + Memorial Hospital completed a new 225-space parking lot off Ocean Avenue and not a single car has parked there yet.

But a hospital spokesman said the employee lot is expected to open by the middle of this month.

“All the plans for modifications have been accepted and approved,” Mike O’Farrell said. “Our team is working on bonding issues and some pricing on how much the remaining work is going to cost. … In a couple weeks we expect to be open.”

The lot, which will be open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., is on land off Ocean Avenue behind a small strip mall that includes the Recovery Room restaurant and a Dunkin Donuts.

The hospital received approval for the lot last year but ran into drainage issues as the lot was being built. According to minutes of city Planning and Zoning Commission meetings, the hospital altered the original plans without returning to the commission for approval. Adam Kuhn, project manager for the hospital, said he made the decision to do the additional work because waiting would have caused further erosion problems.

On Feb. 7, the commission approved the modifications, which also included the hospital submitting revised plans that included landscaping and the proposed location of nine trees. A request to extend the hours of the parking lot to midnight was denied.

During the commission meeting, several residents of Dell and Evergreen avenues and Ray Street complained about the bright lights and expressed concern over increased traffic.

The parking lot will be used by hospital workers, freeing up space on the main campus for visitors, O’Farrell said. Employees will also be encouraged to park in the lot and not on residential streets that surround the hospital, he said.

The hospital may re-apply at a later date for permission to keep the lot open later than 6 p.m., he said.

Yeah, I re-posted the whole thing…fuck ’em if they don’t like it. They shouldn’t block off articles after ‘so long’. (Shouldn’t make me pay to use their damn site either!)

Any-hoo, it’s the LAST line you should really take heed of.


You feelin’ me, play-a?

My neighbors and I will come to each and every Planning and Zoning Meeting there is in order to STOP your GREEDY self from turning our nice neighborhood into your dumping ground! Build on land NOBODY CARES ABOUT such as the EXISTING parking lot on Montauk Avenue. Leave us alone. We’ve done more than enough for you.

OK…Rant Over.🙂

Anyway, in light of the coming Spring and all that it promises, I’ve put up a new Sneak Peek for “Kingdoms of War”. If you don’t have the regular ol’ password and I KNOW YOU in some manner…any manner…email me lisabethdarling@gmail.com and let me know. I hope you’ll enjoy my offering.

Now, Raven and Alena’s relationship is well on its way to being mended! Yeah! It’s getting time to mend Ares and Alena’s marriage…yeah, baby…time for SEX! Love doing that right near the beginning of the story.😉

Then it’s off to salvage the unsalvagable world…bummer.

Oh well.


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Posted on 05/03/2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. it’s sneaky how they’re still trying to have it open later! bah!
    as for ares and alena, i adore them, they’re feisty :))

  2. beagle babies? chicken coop? who are you? where is my sister?

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