I don't watch much television because it's all "reality" shows or cooking shows or singing shows. For heavens sake, we've had Australia's Got Talent, Australian Idol, American Idol, The X Factor, The Voice (and now we have The Voice Kids), Britain's Got Talent, and there's sport. Football, Cricket, Tennis, Golf, Rugby Olympics, Winter Olympics, Tour De France, Tour Downunder etc etc etc. News? Meh, it's mostly bad, with a full twenty minutes of advertising to take our minds off it.
So I'll turn to my large collection of old movies and TV series and choose something to watch. Series? No problem. I'll go through those alphabetically, I'm currently up to E and I'm watching Eureka.
Movies?Well, I'll choose something randomly and enjoy watching, then within a week, sometimes the very next day, that same movie will be shown on television!!
In place of something else that was supposed to be showing.
We all know I've been concerned about my garden. You all remember that bed of large, prickly, unsightly Lomandras? Well, they're gone. Yay! I tried digging one out myself and quickly realised there was no way in hell I was moving that bugger, so I rang a few local gardening handymen people that had advertisments in the weekly free paper, to get quotes.
This morning two of them turned up and began digging. They gave that up pretty quickly and resorted to tying a rope around the base of a plant, then one would lever it with a heavy shovel while the other revved up his truck and dragged. They did this for almost two dozen fully grown grasses. They loaded the lot onto their trailer and took them to a mulcher and came back with a load of black mulch and spread it over the now empty bed for me.
Now comes the fun part. I have a bunch of replacement plants waiting and I'll get those planted tomorrow. At the moment I'm sorting out what will be placed where, according to height and spread of the plant when fully grown. The whole bed will have a softer, more colourful look and since I've chosen Australian Natives, they won't take much caring for or watering once they are established. With winter now upon us, I won't even need to water them much straight after planting as I would if I did this in the spring. Who's a clever girl then?
It's raining right now as I type this, so that will help to settle the new mulch and wash away the mud that got onto the driveway with the removal of each large grass plant.
I think I'll have soup for dinner, I have several tubs of homemade tomato-bean-vegetable soup in the freezer, one of those with a stack of toast will do nicely.