My youngest son, that's him in the gray shirt, has been wondering what has happened to my blog. I tried to explain how much I've had going on but he insisted I get back in the saddle.
So, to settle his nerves and let him know all is right in the world, here's an update:
- We've been having an intense heat wave here- up to 109 degrees.
- It finally broke last night and temps were in the 80's.
- To celebrate we had a glass of wine outside at my sister's (brown shirt) house.
- This is the same sister who promised God that if she could make it through Level One on the Zip Lining Adventure, she would never attempt it again.
- My two youngest, gray shirt and red hair seated, went to pick up their older brother from North Carolina a few days ago.
- This is him.
- He's here for the Fourth of July family celebration.
- Which I may not be able to attend due to work obligations.
- Speaking of, I'm an in the process of transferring to a new hospital, in a new town which is in a new county, for a different shift and totally different unit.
- I've realized I can only handle a limited amount of 'new' things at a time.
- Then I get overwhelmed and you can find me quivering in the corner.
- My garden is in a pitiful state. Just when my sister from Missouri and her family are visiting.
- Looks like we won't be taking a tour of the veggie garden.
- Because it is no more.
- And our lawn mower is broken so the weeds are knee high.
- Remember I thought my cucumbers were a bust. Well, not a complete bust. I've had three so far.
- They are the ugliest cucumbers. This hasn't been chewed on... it's just malformed.
- I'll try again next year.
- In spite of being cooked in the high temps, here's this morning's mini harvest.
- The very last onion and there's one more zucchini after this.
- This week, all the squash plants will be transported to the compost bin.
- That's an even bigger malformed cucumber.
- I still cut it up and tasted it once it was back in the kitchen.
- It's good. It will be eaten.
- I've been under the weather, just like my garden.
- I'm waiting for the doctor's office to call back with an appointment.
- The basil needs trimming, plucking, picking...
- It needs to be made into Pesto!
- The Roma tomatoes, that were doing so well, have taken a beaten.
- I don't know what will be salvageable after temps return to regular hot instead of diabolical hot.
- This just looks painful and a mess.
- The only plants that look alright, are the peppers.
- So now that I know my doctor's appointment isn't until tomorrow, I will...
- rip out the lettuce,
- remove all but one of the squash plants,
- water the garden,
- buy some garlic to make Pesto,
- do laundry,
- fill out Transfer requests for work,
- visit my sister from Missouri at my mom and dad's home...
Oh my! Did I just start a 'Things to Do' list on my blog?
Please excuse. The plants and I have been under the weather here on Whippoorwill Road.