We are experiencing an early heat wave (in the 90's) but it looks like there will be more moderate temps in a few days. I don't like the heat, and I don't like running the a/c. I did turn it on yesterday in late afternoon because Jeannie was coming over to walk on my treadmill. I generate a lot of heat and I only walk a mile -- she likes to walk 4+ miles so I try to keep it as cool as possible for her. Rocky has been pretty listless lately, and I try to walk him early enough in the day that it isn't so hot. Fortunately Sacramento cools off considerably overnight - into the 50's for the rest of May. Even in the hottest of summer we have cool evenings.
My garden is thriving, although not in the way I had planned. I planted 19 tomato plants in two garden plots. Little did I know that what I planted last year would come up again this year! So I have something growing among the tomatoes. I think they are some kind of leafy green veggies but I can't identify them. They sure look healthy! I think the next few days will be overcast and cooler, so maybe I can get out there and do some tidying up. I don't know whether to let the healthy-looking plants just try to co-exist with the tomatoes, or what. I am probably so far past my prime that I shouldn't even try something as ambitious as a vegetable garden!
Jeannie has been trying to come over as many evenings as possible to walk on my treadmill. I'm so happy to see it get used - I am still at a mile a day, whereas she walks 4 or 5 miles; I do mine at 3 mph, but she can walk much faster. Since we both have taken the threat of coronavirus seriously, we could both become very out of shape and subject to weight gain as well, so the chance to walk is golden, to both of us.
I wonder if many of you are experiencing the same things I am, especially those of you who live alone. I just can't keep interest in housekeeping or cooking, although I do keep up with the laundry. I try to do a couple of jobs every day that aren't really that critical - like cleaning the tops of the ceiling fan blades! Somehow, it is satisfying to know they are clean and free of dust, whereas my windows could sure use a good washing! I know I will never recover from the effects of the Wuhan virus, even if I don't catch it. The isolation and lack of group activities will leave a lasting mark, and things will never be the same.
I hope you are all able to keep occupied and not let this crisis overtake you - we all need to be determined to have some control over our lives.
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