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Saturday, May 23, 2020

I'm so excited!

Don't laugh, but in about an hour or so, Jeannie will pick me up and I get to ride with her to a couple of stores, where she will pick up her orders.  We will stay in the car, but hey, it's an outing!  The best part is that Rocky will be going to her house while we are gone so he can play with her girls!

I have been working in the garden but in short timeframes - not all at once.  For one thing, it's getting hot, and the sun in blazing hot when you are out in it.  The temperature is actually not too bad and there is a lovely breeze, but the sun is relentless.  I've been pulling grass and preparing soil in my third plot so I can begin to plant some more veggies for the summer.  Anyone would laugh at how little I accomplish at one time, but throughout a day or two I have cleared some space that I plan to sew carrot seeds among others.  I also want to plant pumpkin seeds soon, so that I can give them to my grandchildren for carving this fall.   But I still have a lot of work to do. 

I am really so tired of this whole pandemic, but at the same time not eager to get back to the way things once were.  I will be glad if we have a break without new cases, but I expect the short break to be followed by another onslaught of virus.  So I won't go out and celebrate any time soon, if ever.  I do hope there will be a short time that the craft brewery will be open and I can take my family for an evening out.  Maybe we can even go to Straw Hat Pizza,  although I often wonder if some of the places I love have gone out of business.  The very worst part is that if action had been taken when it was obvious this thing was going to spread from China, way fewer lives would be lost, and way less economic stress.  I will never forgive the politicians who allowed the spread of the virus until it was too late to contain it.  They have blood on their hands!

I just looked up the 15 day weather forecast, and for four days next week we can expect 100, 104, 104, and 107 degrees!  The saving feature is that the overnight lows will be in the upper 60's, which usually last until about Noon, and it normally cools off when the sun goes down.   This is the part of summer I don't like and never will.  I'd much rather be wearing a sweatshirt to take the chill off!

Have a nice weekend, whatever your weather forecast!



  1. What do you do, if anything, to shield your plants from frying in 100+ degree weather. I'm sure watering is one thing, but do they have any problems in it otherwise?

  2. I guess I will find out when the temps go that high. I don't recall having trouble with them last year, and we always reach triple digits at one time or another. I will have to water earlier in the morning than I currently do. I will be sure to post about it when the intense heat arrives.

  3. I fully understand your excitement going for a ride with Jeannie. We will be joining in the triple digit weather. Really enjoyed the week of wonderful high 80's and low 90's.

    Sounds like you are really getting into the garden. It doesn't matter how short the work time is it's that your getting it done on your ability and enjoying it.

  4. Working in the garden and seeing my progress really makes me happy. I wish I could do more.

  5. I can see how you could be excited about getting out for a while as you have stayed put for a long time. Even better that the girls were taking care of Rocky in your absence.

    I enjoy reading about your gardening endeavors, I only wish I could muster your will and try to attempt it. All I really want is to be able to grow some serranos so I don't have to keep going to the store to purchase them but alas I have a brown thumb!

    1. Why don't you buy a serrano plant and keep it in a big pot, rather than digging a garden. You will have a head start from having to plant from seed. I think you should get an organic serrano plant, because the ones that have been grown in a chemical environment aren't the best for home growing.

    2. Believe it or not I could not find a single serrano plant all they had was jalapeƱo plants at Home Depot and HEB.

      I suppose I could have tried harder or ordered them online but that would mean I would have to go to the post office to pick them up defeating the original purpose of not leaving my house.