We are done moving, but there are still boxes everywhere. This past week of having a sprained ankle really set me back. However, I can walk now so long as I have a brace on *its amazing how just having that little bit of extra support helps* and I even got out into the garden for about an hour this morning. I would have been out longer, but my ankle starting hurting again so I moved back inside. I cleared away all the trash and leaf material from where the flower bed is going to be and I cut back some more of the brambles that have been growing wild for who knows how long along the fenceline. No pictures this week; the cord to the camera is still in a box somewhere. One of my morning glory seedlings just died; I think it had root rot from the soil not being able to dry out any between waterings. Luckily it is still early enough that I think I can plant another batch and watch them grow. I have all my potted plants out on the porch right now, soaking up some much needed sunlight, but I won't be able to leave them out overnight for another week; I don't want to leave them out until the night lows stay at or above 55 degrees. I think next year I am going to wait a bit before planting my seeds, or at least plant them in larger pots than the small 3" ones I saved from last year. My good ivy plant is doing wonderfully, and the other one has died all together. The leaves are dried and crumbly. I think the roots just didn't make it through the winter. At least I still have one.
Today feels good. Things are coming along nicely; not exactly the way we had planned, but I am pleased and content with the progression of everything. The birds are singing outside my window, and the sun is peeking through the clouds. I can hear my kitty meowing to her jingly toy downstairs, and my homework and housework are both patiently waiting for me to stop ignoring them. What more could I ask for? I wish every day were this peaceful, but then I don't think I would appreciate it as much.
Apr 5, 2009 | 10:44 AM PST
So sorry about your ankle but glad it is getting better. I would rather have a sofa or bed in the yard if I couldn't move around, at least I could see what was going on in the beds.
Apr 6, 2009 | 3:30 AM PST
Glad to hear the moving is done as well as your ankle getting better. I hope too that the frustration with you landlady has worked it's way out too. Good luck with the seeds! I still haven't figured out the whole seed business and currently have 4-5 inch tall Zucchini starts (I guess they're reaching for the sun!). Take care of that ankle! Have a great week too.