Friday, May 15, 2015
I am invited to "turn inward" tomorrow for the Dark Moon and "see" the path I should be traveling in the coming years. I wonder if I can "google" "turn inward". I guess it would be like meditating.
I would love to have an idea of what my future should look like. I tend to just blunder along without a thought.
I have tomorrow off and my intentions are to get things going in the garden. One more bed needs work (possibly a second one) and then I can seed the one bed with kale, rocket, chard and possibly a mixed green (lettuce) mixture. The bed was full of cabbages last year. And cabbage worms. Since I rarely harvest more than one good cabbage---I decided to spend my space on things I actually buy and eat. Greens.
G didn't make nearly enough carrot seed tapes so I got him to make more. I may even make more myself. I love carrots. And beets. We planted some beet seeds and I hope they come up this year. I got one woody little beet last year, but lots of turnips. This year it's kohlrabi. I like eating that raw. I am trying a heirloom radish--long like a carrot and pale pink on the outside and "crisp" inside. We'll see.
My seedlings are not thriving. The tomatoes have purple leaves. I looked it up and I think it might be too cold for them in the house. But the websites say it's not a bad thing and they will "outgrow" it and be just fine. I have quite a few of the Lowe's zinnias. The first batch has their second leaves. Perky and all green. No purple leaves. No basil. For some reason I just can't grow basil. It must be a curse or something.
We started selling cucumber seedlings today at work. Way too chilly for little cucumbers but people are buying them. I am making, and drinking, my cucumber and lemon water to keep myself hydrated at work. I think the bottle holds nearly 8 cups of water which is 7 cups more than I usually drink. The water with it's light cucumber flavor goes down easy. I have no idea why. I also take a quart canning jar with me to work filled with cold coffee, Splenda and cream. Then I don't need "take out" coffee during the day.
Well, I am covered in dirt and need a shower and my clothes need to be put in the washer. I think I might finish my library book tonight. That will be a major accomplishment.
G is doing fine (I know you all like updates). He likes cardio rehab and they worked him hard today (treadmill on 5% incline). He doesn't like the lectures-- today's was on fiber and if there is a food group G doesn't like--it's fiber. No grains, lentils, beans etc for him. He gardens most days, walks 2 miles with Riley and has cut our grass (it took 2 hours) and cut the neighbor's lawn (not on the same day). His "zipper" wound is doing great and he is now going to the Wound Clinic and has some new "magic stuff" that I will be inserting each day to make the wound heal a bit faster. It looks like foam pads. All this activity has increased his appetite so he is eating better now. I was a bit worried about too many skipped meals. His heart is working perfectly.