Mom and I did what we do every year for mothers day: drove to a nearby greenhouse and bought plants. Then we had ice cream. I mean 'frozen custard'. I picked out three types of mint: orange, apple, and chocolate. I have a garden bed dedicated to NOTHING but mint, so I'll be planting them … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
I'm on deadline to get my novel out to my proof readers, and it will be a tight time table. So... no posts this week! Sorry folks, I really don't want to have my proof readers set aside time and then not get them the book on time. Thank you!
I had my second Covid shot last Thursday! It was the pfizer one. The guy who did the shot... was not a nurse. He moved the needle while it was in my arm, and I have a quarter sized bruise there. Sore arm the first day. The second day, I spiked a fever of ~100, … Continue reading 2nd Covid Shot Done!
Apparently with everything that's going on, people aren't getting many crowns at the dentist, because my crown came in TWO WEEKS early. This prompted a next day appointment and a bundle of nerves. I had originally gone in because I noticed a quarter or so of one of my teeth was... missing. It didn't really … Continue reading Surprise! My Crown Has Arrived
I went to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, so I have student loans. When I first got SSDI, I received a lump payment and used it to clear all my credit cards, set up an emergency fund, and paid my smallest student loan off. That loan was directly through the University when I had a … Continue reading Second Student Loan Paid!
I haven't planted anything outside yet because we aren't even past last average frost yet, but my apricots, currents, and cherry bushes didn't get that memo. They bloomed. I was so excited to see the blossoms since the apricots hadn't made a showing yet! And then the weather predicted a frost. The bushes are too … Continue reading We Had a Frost – Checking Out Survivors
I spent Saturday with a friend working on my garden, expanding it out, and I'm so, SO very happy with how it looks. And, yes, I used tires to circle where my bushes will be. A look from my back deck: The trellising is for my cucumbers and zuchini, but I also put it up … Continue reading More Work Expanding the Garden!
I sometimes spend time browsing our local Facebook buy/sell/trades, and in 2019 or so, I found an ad for a greenhouse, in box, never opened. Of course I bought it. I think it was ~$50. At the time, the woman I bought it from said they'd bought it for her mom three years ago, and … Continue reading A Greenhouse and a Surprise!
My garden isn't exactly Japan, but my cherry bushes have started blooming! They run the entire length of the garage, and there are a LOT of buds just waiting to blossom. I tried to get a good picture: A close up: So promising! Come on, spring! I can't wait!
I added a second grow light a few weeks ago, and my plants took off! I usually have problems with germination, and whatever germinates is leggy and fragile. Not so much now. I'll have to start planting as soon as it's past last frost because they're getting big! Having two lights allows me to have … Continue reading The Garden in My Closet Update