I’ve been off my game this week because life got in my way. I hate it when that happens.
It has been a week of medical visits and complications from an eye surgery that didn’t go wrong but didn’t go as smoothly as anticipated. It will work itself out, but it’s taking longer and causing a few challenges.
I’m guessing life doesn’t care that it is prime gardening time for me or that I can’t really sew, quilt or read all the blog posts I want with only one good eye. Good thing I finished my red/white/blue herringbone lap quilt last weekend. Thanks, Dawn, for the suggestion to use primitive stars.
I just keep telling myself ‘suck it up buttercup’ and keep on doing what I can. So, my husband drove me to a nursery, and I bought a new beautiful red bee balm. I feel better already. I can’t bend over to plant it, but that’s where a helpful husband comes in handy. 🙂
I ate my first ripe cherry tomato yesterday – no photo, it was gone too quickly. The daylilies are still putting on a show, but the hydrangea are starting to give them some competition. We have a lot of hydrangea including Annabelle Mopheads, which I love.
Normally, I read a lot which is somewhat challenging as well, but I tried an audio book which has been pretty enjoyable but slower – new experience so that is always good.
Hope your weekend is a good one. I’m missing a boat ride and a tour of Celia Thaxter’s garden on the Isle of Shoals tomorrow with fellow master gardeners. Now, that is a bummer.
However, there is also something I’m very thankful for this week, and that is we escaped the wicked storm that came through on Thursday afternoon. Numerous homes in our immediate area were severely damaged by high winds and downed trees. We only had a large dead branch come down, which was really a good thing, and our power stayed on while we enjoy 90 degree days.
So, if you’re looking for me this weekend, you may find me right here in the shade of the side yard listening to an audio book and trying not to notice the weeds that aren’t getting pulled. 🙂