Perhaps a picture of cute bunnies will help lessen the blow? :| If you remember my previous blog, my garden was under constant attack from bunnies! :cry: Well, the situation has since been resolved, and it did not end the way I had been hoping. Not long after I wrote that blog, my garden was doing well for about a week, before the bunnies returned en masse. It turns out that they had built not one, but two new nests in the yard! :x As you might imagine, with so many bunnies hopping around, they were quite liberal in their destruction of my flowers. With Aidan's help, I was able to get rid of the nests. The bunnies inside were old enough to fend for themselves, so we moved them into the woods behind Aidan's house. But the parents were still around, and I had no idea how to stop them! Aidan's mother actually got a trap, but before we had to use it, his sister Katie brought her pets over to run around the in the backyard...
...Suffice to say, the bunnies picked a bad time to show up. The kitty, Tonka, outright killed one of them, and that got Mo, the dog, riled up, so he started barking like crazy and chasing after the other bunnies. He killed one and wounded another. :cry: The wounded bunny escaped with the only uninjured critter into the neighbor's yard, whose dogs were also quite aware of the fiasco. They finished the job. :cry:
My goodness, this was all so terrible! :cry: I wanted those bunnies gone, but I didn't want them all dead! :cry: :cry: What a disaster that was! :cry:Of course, looking on the bright side, since they are no longer present to eat all of my flowers, the garden is actually doing very well! :D
Now that I actually have flowers in my garden, you can see I had a theme for each one. The one on top was the "warm garden," featuring mostly warm colors like orange, red, and yellow. And then the garden pictured below was the "cool garden," with softer colors like blue, purple, and pink.
I like the fountain in this picture, but I'm always finding frogs in it! I love frogs, but hate touching them, and if the water isn't filled to the top, they can't escape, so I have to help them out.
The vegetable garden is doing well, too! I've plucked a few beans, peas, tomatoes and cucumbers all ready, and I'll be harvesting some broccoli and peppers very soon! :D
I must admit, my gaming over the summer has been sorely lacking! I've been working on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D since the day it came out, but after all of that time, I'm only in the Fire Temple! I'm near the end, though. I just have to get the Boss Key and then face Volvagia! Unfortunately, other than Zelda, I've barely sat down to play any video games, which is rather disappointing since I had planned on doing a fair amount of gaming.
I don't know how, but I'm going to have to find time to do some serious gaming later this year! Super Mario 3D Land (with its very unfortunate title. What's wrong with "Super Mario Land 3D"? It sounds so much better!) and Mario Kart 7 both come out later this year. Tales of the Abyss 3D and Skyward Sword should also be coming out. And Kirby Mass Attack! My goodness! And then Tales of Graces F apparently comes out early next year. When am I going to find time to play all these games? :lol:
I pre-ordered Skyward Sword, too. I didn't plan on it, but when I was at Best Buy to get FMA: Brotherhood (see below!), I was in the video game section and the boy working there... my goodness... :shock: shock: When he started telling me all about that new pre-order station they have available, I was enthralled. :lol: He was so good looking. :oops:
One thing that I have not been ignoring is Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. The very last chapter was released on DVD this week, and I purchased it right away! I'm only a few episodes into this final set, and I'm enjoying every second of it. It's too bad that I spoiled the ending for myself months ago. :cry: Still, I guess it's reassuring to know that I will be completely satisfied with the ending, and I didn't spoil anything outside the final episode, so while I know how everything ends, I don't know how Ed and Al get to that exciting conclusion.
[spoiler] I'm so happy that Ed and Winry finally get together, though! I've only been wanting that since the first anime series! :lol: [/spoiler]
Oh, and in case you're wondering why I buy the DVDs instead of just watching the episodes for free on YouTube, I am absolutely terrible at watching anything on YouTube. I'll watch a few episodes and then forget all about it. I think that I started watching Brotherhood about three times on YouTube, and each time, I never got past the third or fourth episode before it completely slipped my mind. Besides, when I have the DVDs, I can watch them on the big screen at a much higher quality. And a comfy sofa! :lol:
Lexie's birthday is next week (on August 10! :D). As you might imagine, she's quite excited. It really is hard to believe that she's going to be two-years old! Where does the time go! We went to the park this morning so that she could have her fun on the playground before it got too hot outside--and it has been so hot recently. We're in the 80s this week, but it's been over the 90 degree mark quite a lot this summer. The temperature even cracked 100 degrees (38 C) twice, which is unusual. And after that gloomy spring, I thought we were going to have a rotten summer! :lol:
My first day of college is fast approaching! I'm excited, but I'm also very nervous. Actually, I am mostly just nervous at this point. It's just going to be so much different from what I'm used to. I'm sure that once I'm there I'll calm down, but until then, I'm going to have butterflies in my stomach. I'll be able to register for cIasses on August 17 (my birthday!), so I will be sure to update you on all of that! ;)
Aside from turning 19 on August 17, I'll also be coming home from a trip to Chicago that day! :D We didn't meticulously plan our trip like last time, so I don't know exactly what we'll be doing in the Windy City, but I suspect it will be quite fun regardless of what happens. I'm also a little nervous because I've never been on a trip like this without any sort of parent coming. It's going to be me, Aidan, Lexie, my friend Dylan, Aidan's friend Brandon, and... of all people, Aidan's sister Katie. :? So this is going to be a most interesting trip.
Anyway, that's enough from me!Have a wonderful weekend everyone!