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Because of the enduring winter that turned into summer am far behind in in outside work. Trying to catch up. Working every day. Too tired at night to write.

Lack of rain making the whole effort feel useless.

Anah has to have surgery, but can't get into to see the surgeon till May 21 and is in constant pain. Feel so bad for her.

Lainey won the award for best in woodwind. Proud of her.

Still picking spinach and asparagus.

Planted eggplants, jalapenos, and parsley yesterday.

Did battle with the antique roses yesterday too. Bear the scars of that. Really whacked back the white one, hope not too much. There were enough dead canes to fill the trailer, maybe she will be happier now.

Thinking all this work is too much for two old farts, all we do is work and it isn't fun like it used to be.

I don't want to move to town. NO, NO, NO

This entry reads like my brain, jumbled.


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May. 8th, 2018 12:59 pm (UTC)
Why does Anah need surgery? Fingers crossed it gets bumped up before the 21st <3

Props to Lainey <3

Looks like you've been super busy with the gardening, hope you get to rest some today :)
May. 8th, 2018 09:51 pm (UTC)
Anah tore the cartilage in her right hip while throwing shot put.

Lainey is an interesting and amazing kid.

Did not rest yet. Petitioning the Universe for a rainy day. I will rest then. I am not good at resting till I collapse. 😊
May. 9th, 2018 12:03 am (UTC)
Ah yes I do remember that happening :( Hope she gets in there and heals up asap.

Hoping you get a gloriously gloomy day tomorrow.
May. 8th, 2018 02:08 pm (UTC)
Omg ALL those greens!! So cool.
May. 8th, 2018 09:52 pm (UTC)
I do love me some greens.
May. 8th, 2018 03:03 pm (UTC)
Prayers for Anah.
Perhaps you could just downsize your garden a bit to where it can be fun again and not a chore. I tried a container garden when I could no longer do a big garden in our back yard. It was fun! I especially liked the lettuce I grew in one of those plastic little kiddy pools!
May. 8th, 2018 10:14 pm (UTC)
Prayers appreciated.

I have downsized, but not enough I guess. The husband plants a lot but doesn't harvest or preserve. A sticky wicket. Lol
May. 8th, 2018 03:22 pm (UTC)
Great looking spinach, though!
May. 8th, 2018 10:09 pm (UTC)
Agreed, it has been abundant.
May. 8th, 2018 04:33 pm (UTC)
Ouch! Poor Anah!

Your garden looks great!
May. 8th, 2018 10:00 pm (UTC)
Anah is holding up well. But then I don't live with her. She probably cries to her mom. All these offspring of mine. I seriously do not recall saying "Go forth and multiply." :-)

Thanks for garden props. The husband waters the raised beds, and a lot of the planting, so most of the credit goes to him. Allah knows the man needs all the good karma he can accrue.
May. 8th, 2018 09:46 pm (UTC)
Garden looks great, even if it is a lot of work. We were finally able to plant a few things here, herbs and peppers, over the weekend.

I hope an appt. opens up sooner for Anah. It sucks to have to wait so long if she is in pain.
May. 8th, 2018 10:08 pm (UTC)
Ty on the garden. Good to have the raised beds. Glad you got some planting done. I have only approached the herb garden to save the creeping thyme from certain extinction. I appreciate plants that can survive under adverse conditions.

Looks like she may go next Monday, so could be sooner. I sure hate seeing her in pain and sitting at school has been hard.

May. 8th, 2018 10:12 pm (UTC)
Aww, so very sorry to hear about Anah. And that's an eternity to have to wait when you're in pain.

Much better news on Lainey, truly amazing! Congratulations!

Wonder if there's any way you could sort of scale things back and still maintain your place? I know from the little work I did outside the other day that the only way I'd be able to do much is if everything was in raised planting beds.

Hope you're able to take a break, here and there. I know it's tough playing catch-up after the erratic weather this spring.

Wishing you and the family the best...
May. 8th, 2018 10:47 pm (UTC)
The whole concept of my baby girl having surgery is playing havoc with my mind or whats left of it. So I work till I can't stand the pain. Rest. Work some more. Seeking distraction.

Somehow I cannot cope with the thought of running a tiller through say the herb garden, or the wildflower perennial bed. The best solution is for me to stop being so picky about everything being just so, and go for a natural look.

Today i enjoyed the work, but every day is different. Lately I've been wanting to run away.

May. 9th, 2018 11:06 am (UTC)
Leave lj for a while and get out there and do your spring stuff. Just fall into bed at night. You will become much healthier in the process. And we will still be here when you come back.

I know what you mean about the sore muscles, too. If I do the slightest little thing mine protest. I recommend epsom salts baths. If you are like me, the exercise will scramble your brain for a little while, too.

Like you, I do not want to move into town. And yet, this place is too much for me. I hate close neighbours. What to do?

I'm sorry about Anah. My granddaughter has old fashioned 'growing pains' ie her bones are growing faster than her tendons. Unfortunately doing her favourite thing, horse riding, is the least favourite thing her knee likes. She has to do physio for it. Funnily enough, mum suffered from this, too.

Love your garden. I have downsized mine...a LOT! Just garden in big pots,. now. Old flame puts the potting mix in and I plant the seedlings. A little watering and fertilising, and voila! Plus, it's nice going outside and picking fresh things.

And congratulations to Lainey!
May. 10th, 2018 06:30 pm (UTC)
I love your suggestions and understanding. Been resting, sleeping and eating a lot. Taking a vacation at home.

Took an epsom salt bath yesterday, that helped too.

One positive thing about the current lack of rain is that the weeds aren't growing. :-)
May. 18th, 2018 11:19 am (UTC)
Glad you've been resting and took an epsom salt bath.

And it's good when the weeds aren't growing! Now it has cooled down, the grass isn't growing as fast here :)
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