I realize that many people know I started out with a travel-oriented blog, but my traveling days are over with. I may do a short trip again, but not far and not for long. My granddaughter is getting married, probably next summer and probably at the beach on the coast of California. I hope it is a fairly close beach, and of course I will manage to go to her wedding although I will probably have to find a place to board Rocky for the couple of days I'll be gone. I have never been a beach person but I'll "wing it". I know I've mentioned a canoe accident I had when my kids were very young and how it affected me when it comes to water. I certainly have no desire to go near a beach!
I started by speaking about blog orientation, and I no longer can write a travel blog, although I certainly enjoy reading blogs of others who are still leading the nomadic life. Now I'm more oriented to my dog and my gardening efforts, and well as my kids.
With that said, tomorrow the temperatures here are supposed to go down into the 80's, FINALLY, although I wouldn't be surprised if we don't have a really hot couple of days now and then. If it is in fact in the 80's tomorrow, I have so much work to do in my garden. My three tomato plants have all but quit producing, and Jeannie's original 6 plants are down to 4, still producing fairly well. I've removed several of the squash plants that weren't going to give me any more squash, so I now have enough room to begin planting some fall crops. I've started a lot of seeds in planter pots, but would like to begin direct sowing of some plants for the fall. I'm not sure when all those seeds will germinate, but I'm looking forward to a bumper crop all the way up to winter!
From a practical standpoint, I am looking forward to fall weather so I can go back to wearing jeans. Wearing shorts or capris leaves my legs likely to get bruised and scratched by falls and by Rocky's claws, and long pants will give me some protection so maybe I can begin to heal. I hope I don't fall again - I have no idea why it happens as I don't experience dizziness or disorientation - it's more like clumsiness and not picking my feet up enough.
This spring I kept the plants to a minimum of one and a half beds, but if I can get one of the guys to rototill the rest of them, I may try to plant four big beds! I really need help getting it all started, but I've never been one to ask for help and I don't know if I can start now.
I suppose I can consider myself lucky enough to reach an advanced age, but it's not fair to have to lose my mobility, memory, and youth.