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On the ragged edge

No time for pincushions the last few days as we have been moving Erin and Anah's stuff from our house to their new house. The we is mostly Erin and Tracy. I helped where I could and kept people fed and Anah was good about getting her room in order and cleaning those spaces. The husband is sick with whatever respiratory thing is going around and so basically all he does is trail around the house like "Marley's ghost" wailing and moaning and giving me a run down of all his symptoms. Thus, he has been unable to help. I gotta give my girls credit, they moved a lot of things from here just using the trunks in their cars as we no longer have a truck. They also moved everything they could carry up from the basement into the main part of the house. Last night they were both totally exhausted and today would both like to be at home sleeping rather than working, but they are definitely stalwart and are carrying on.

Erin still doesn't have a working kitchen due to issues with the countertops, so I'm trying to think of easy dishes that they can warm up in the microwave and eat. And, also working to get my own house back in order.

I hurt all over, but as long as I move slowly I can manage to walk so will hope to get some thing done around here. I am far too driven to sit in the middle of the mess and rest. I try, it doesn't work.

Had planned to plant some chard and kale today, not certain that will happen. Temps expected to reach into the 80's today so I really should pick the spinach and I guess I'd better get that done instead on sitting here typing.

The house feels empty without the kids, but they are close by. Change feels more challenging the older I get, slower to adapt I guess. But, enough of that as I am refusing to let my oh so turbulent emotions get hold of me today as I have work to do and "miles to go before I sleep."

Off to the spinach bed...

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vixenofflames
Mar. 20th, 2017 04:29 pm (UTC)
The image of Marley's ghost is really funny to me. XD People are getting sick all over the place lately.

I'm so jealous of your weather, but I know I can't complain too much, since I do live in a traditionally cold climate (for the next 10 years for sure while I try to fulfill program requirements to get my student loans forgiven). AND this has been a scary mild winter. But Kale and Chard and Spinach all sound so divine.

I was thinking about trying a vegetable garden in my backyard as I have ample space, but I'm 99.9% certain we have moles. I don't know how I'd feel about killing them, but I do wish they'd leave...
vixenofflames
Mar. 20th, 2017 04:35 pm (UTC)
The image of Marley's ghost is really funny to me. XD People are getting sick all over the place lately.

I'm so jealous of your weather, but I know I can't complain too much, since I do live in a traditionally cold climate (for the next 10 years for sure while I try to fulfill program requirements to get my student loans forgiven). AND this has been a scary mild winter. But Kale and Chard and Spinach all sound so divine.

I was thinking about trying a vegetable garden in my backyard as I have ample space, but I'm 99.9% certain we have moles. I don't know how I'd feel about killing them, but I do wish they'd leave...
rosegardenfae
Mar. 21st, 2017 11:45 am (UTC)
I'm the only one in our family eho hasn't succumbed, fingers crossed.

The spinach has been amazing, but if it doesn't rain soon there's not going to be much else growing. It's seriously dry here.

There are ways to get chase moles away. Just google it, we had a lot a fee yesrs back, the husband set traps and they left. They can sure tear up a garden. You could always do some things on containers.
spikesgirl58
Mar. 20th, 2017 06:27 pm (UTC)
Yikes, moving is never easy. I'm glad you've gotten most of it accomplished, though.

I laughed at your description of your husband. Aren't guys the worst when they are sick?
rosegardenfae
Mar. 21st, 2017 11:21 am (UTC)
OMG yes. Its the moaning and groaning that gets to me. When im sick i just want to be left alone, the husband wants to describe every symptom in detail to me.
spikesgirl58
Mar. 21st, 2017 11:41 am (UTC)
YES! Give me a hole and leave me be! Men!
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olbuksings
Mar. 23rd, 2017 01:10 am (UTC)
"The house feels empty without the kids, but they are close by." You know, from my heart, E, that one sentence just makes me feel good. I hope it does the same for you...
rosegardenfae
Mar. 23rd, 2017 05:08 pm (UTC)
Yes, L, it's the grandest feeling ever to look across the way and see their house all lit up and know that this spot was always home for all of us.
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