School is finally over and vacation started for me on Wednesday.
Unfortunately it was the type of vacation where I must have picked a GI bug up from a student and spent two days sick as a pup. This evening is the first night of “vacation” where I am not perking a 101-102 fever. I feel rather decent and am taking it easy. I figure tomorrow, waking up chipper, I’ll resume my daily schedule of home life.
I started slow housekeeping after our morning walk and breakfast. Robert Shaw and “Jaws” kept us company. Kasia and I had gotten soaking wet during our morning walk. It was a light drizzle when we started: half way in, it changed its’ tune. We had a decent afternoon, and we are trying to savor relatively low temperatures while they are with us.
Gardening has been at a slow pace, as we have been getting a lot of rain. That makes me a bit sad, as I know my tomato plants will pay the price. I know heat is due back as of the weekend, so we will see. Our diet is keeping par for the course: as more fresh vegetables come in, I know I’ll be diving in with more vigor.I know our lettuce is thriving right now.
I can’t wait!
So I am sitting at the breakfast bar,having some cocoa, and wondering how many more crazy named storms are coming up with courtesy of the weather channel.
Fortunately, I am riding this winter out.Tomorrow we are going up in temperature a little. Unlike my buds who are coming back from their tropical trips, Kas and I cuddle up until Jim gets back in from work. I try to get her busy,so this way, we both get a little exercise.
Now temperatures and rain are allegedly happening in tomorrow’s weather . I guess that means spring is here…lol
….I knew it well.
My wish for cooler weather was granted over the weekend, so much so, that I had to wear a raincoat on Sunday.
Oh yes, did I mention my phone was in my raincoat pocket?
Did I mention that it fell out of my pocket into a puddle when I was getting out of the car?
So here I patiently sit, waiting for SE.02 to show up.
I should have known bad mojo was on the way. I just paid the phone off, and was eligible for an upgrade.
And yes, I believe,” Murphy was an optimist.”
Welcome to ” Undisclosed Location”, where we seem to have rain daily.
Fortunately, it has given me time to read up on the care of Gerber daisies. My friend Isa’s father is in town, and he also has given me a few tips.
They seem to be working so far. I am hoping to get better flowering results this year than I had last year. It goes without saying that if you have any tips on Gerber daisy care and handling, please leave a comment: I am sure I need to learn much more.
Two doors up from me live my friends Ivo, Isabella, Matti and Luca…..I go over once a week to have Matti learn interaction with Kasia. She is the best girl and needs Matti to learn how to act with her.
Today is the first day of spring. Dunkin’ Donuts gives out free medium coffee. Ivo was nice enough to go out and get us gals our free coffee in the rain. What a Sweetheart! I especially enjoyed hanging with Isa and the boys. It is so funny to see how quickly they grow
Thanks Ivo and Isa….something to get us through the storm,
It started like this when Kasia and I were out this morning. We didn’t quite complete a half mile because we both looked at each other and mutually decided to head home.
It turns out we had good timing. About five minutes after getting back in, this was our view from the front window. It was comforting to be in a nice,warm, dry house. After breakfast, with dishes done and sitting down, I looked out the back door and this was our new visitor.
Sleet had joined the party. It’s like what else? Oh, did I mention snow flurries 15 minutes ago? There is never a dull moment here at Undisclosed…..
Stay warm and dry, friends! Be safe!
After a few days of immersing myself into Zicam cold stopping-cold shortening world of remedies, I am slowly working my way up the food chain again. I would be remiss if I forget to mention I used the neti pot to wash my sinuses out, also.
A big part of my recovery is thanks to my nurse, Kasia Girl. My buddy kept me company and made Mom get out and walk to get things moving. The weather seems to be the prime factor in keeping me from crawling up to 100%. We are taking one step at a time, or in Kasia’s case, 2 steps at a time. Our neighbor Dot came over and brought home made orzo chicken soup; crusty bread and chocolate chip cookies.
How can you not get better?