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Still not totally recovered from my episode of overwork, though I have managed to get a few more seeds in the ground since then. Planted radishes and arugula in the bed with the spinach and replanted the first two rows of greens that did not sprout. Seeing a few carrots coming up now which is good and the miniature bok choy is doing well. Already having to water the raised beds as rain has been scarce, but some predicted tomorrow which I hope will show up so that the new seeds will sprout.

The hyacinth bloomed well and the cool weather has kept them beautiful for longer than usual.

Trying to set myself just one small task outside each day so that I won't get totally behind. Picked up a number of limbs that had fallen over the winter, small limbs, maybe I should say big sticks. Trimmed the lirope. Problems arise when I get outside because I forget I'm suppose to be trying to recover and I see a weed or more likely the wild honeysuckle that tries to take over everything and oops I've pulled it without thinking. I should take a hint from Spring which is so slow in coming and slow down.

Anah now has a boyfriend, well sort of. They are "talking" which I think is a precursor to other things. I got a great chuckle from her statement to her mom. When talking about this new situation, Anah said, "Look Mom, I'm Nefertiti and Beyonce all rolled into one, and I'm not about to hang out with anyone who is not worthy of me." At least she knows her own value, something I have always been short on.

Two more sports injuries in the family. Jade was sidelined from softball with a strained ligament in her foot and now Anah has a hip flexor strain which has taken her out of track, gym, and weight lifting. Grateful that the cartilage was not involved as that would have meant surgery. Instead she is going to Physical Therapy. Again, I just don't care for high school sports, too many injuries. Trent has recovered well, ah the rebound capacity of youth, but somehow I imagine that hip will never be as strong as before.

Spent 420 day with the kids, went out to lunch and did a little shopping. The guy with the skid loader finally made it out and pushed all the trees that were cut when Erin's house was built into a nice pile for a bonfire this week. Had thought we might burn it last night, but too dry.

The sun keeps trying to cut through the clouds, but hard to say if he will succeed. Certainly do hope so as it is always more inviting out there when it is sunny. Plans are for the husband and Trent to move some larger limbs over to the bonfire site.

I finished reading "The Paris Wife." Knowing that it was going to end badly for Hadley made the whole thing anti-climactic. Can't decide whether or not I will complete the actual bio. Considered reading "The Sun Also Rises" as knowing the background and the characters should provide more depth. Or, I may just go back to my standard fare of British mysteries. Have the latest of Elizabeth George's Inspector Lynley series, but the book is huge and heavy which is off putting, how pathetic is that?

I'm going to go look for something fun to eat and maybe hang up all the clothes I've thrown on the chair in my bedroom.

Have a great weekend!


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Apr. 21st, 2018 02:10 pm (UTC)
Hadley went on to have a terrific second marriage. While Hemingway blew his brains out.

I'd call that a happy ending! :-)
Apr. 21st, 2018 03:41 pm (UTC)
True that. Life, I suppose, is always more than one chapter.
Apr. 23rd, 2018 11:30 am (UTC)
@mallorys camera--Hahaha, good comment, and I agree. Sweet revenge was also had by third wife, Martha Gelhorn...

Edited at 2018-04-23 11:32 am (UTC)
Apr. 23rd, 2018 11:46 am (UTC)
Hemingway was such a putz. And so overrated.

I like a lot of his short stories, but honestly - his novels are a mess.
Apr. 23rd, 2018 02:29 pm (UTC)
Agreed, totally overrated.
Apr. 21st, 2018 03:18 pm (UTC)
The flowers look lovely.

Have a great weekend.
Apr. 21st, 2018 03:41 pm (UTC)
Apr. 21st, 2018 05:46 pm (UTC)
Mmm I love fresh radishes.

What did you end up eating? :)
Apr. 21st, 2018 10:12 pm (UTC)
Ate a chicken breast and some broccoli, not too exciting but good. Seems like I've been eating all day lol
Apr. 23rd, 2018 02:01 am (UTC)
Oh that sounds good... I just felt like something different so I went for some lamb (souvlaki) and salad
Apr. 21st, 2018 07:28 pm (UTC)
"Look Mom, I'm Nefertiti and Beyonce all rolled into one, and I'm not about to hang out with anyone who is not worthy of me." Love that!!! Good for her.

Love your flowers and statue. The white with the white is great.
Apr. 21st, 2018 10:15 pm (UTC)
She is something else. She could give me lessons lol

I love white flowers.
Apr. 21st, 2018 09:09 pm (UTC)
Anah sounds like an awesome woman. Sometimes we can be inspired by young'uns.
Apr. 21st, 2018 10:09 pm (UTC)
The kid has confidence. I admire that.
Apr. 22nd, 2018 11:42 am (UTC)
Lovely garden pics!
Apr. 22nd, 2018 12:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks, not much blooming yet do appreciate even more what is.
Apr. 22nd, 2018 01:11 pm (UTC)
The garden looks great - the hyacinths really are beautiful!

My son had a hip flexor injury while playing football. He was off for quite a while, which he didn't like too much, but they have to let these things heal properly.

I love mysteries, particularly the Ruth Rendell ones. I am so behind on my reading though!
Apr. 22nd, 2018 01:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I think I'll plant more next fall as they seem to do do well. I can't seem to grow tulips at all.

She's not liking being off either, but you are right healing takes time.

Happy to know you like Ruth too. With the weather being yuck and my back too, I'm reading more than usual. Someday though, spring will show up and I'll get back to gardening.
Apr. 23rd, 2018 09:04 pm (UTC)
Loved getting caught up reading your entry and I especially liked the picture of the angel with the beautiful hyacinths! I can almost smell their sweet aroma!
Apr. 24th, 2018 01:56 pm (UTC)
They do smell awesome.
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