Since I was in Arizona and not able to post a check-in, this check-in is for 2 weeks.
I got a lot of steps and miles walked while I was in Arizona, but I came down with some kind of a stomach bug shortly after I got back.
I did so much walking during my trip that I earned another $5 towards something on my wishlist!
My garden exploded in growth while I was gone! My tomato and watermelon plants are determined to escape the trellis, and everything but my pepper plants are flowering. I’m not sure what is taking them longer to grow, but they still look healthy so I’m going to leave them be for now.
Next weekend I’ll be out of town, so I decided to harvest the head of lettuce in my garden this weekend. I just know that if I waited, it would bolt and get bitter. It’s a good thing I did, too, because we’ve gotten so much rain lately that the leaves at the very bottom had started to rot. Even after removing the bad stuff, though, I’ve still got more lettuce than the Boyfriend and I will probably be able to eat before it goes bad. We’re having lots of salads this week!
Since I won’t be home, there won’t be a check-in next week until I get back.
The Boyfriend and I went to the Celtic Festival yesterday. We had a blast, saw my favorite Scottish pipe and drum band, Albannach, and I got lots of steps and active minutes in. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring sunscreen or a hat with me and got a horrible sunburn on my face and arms. I will definitely be more prepared for the Renaissance Festival in September.
I worked extra hours this week trying to accrue enough time to have a four-day weekend over the Juneteenth holiday, and maybe I overdid it? I hurt my back somehow and was stuck on the couch most of yesterday. I’m still hurting a bit, so the Boyfriend will probably have to help me with my garden today.
It’s been so hot where I live lately that I’ve been having trouble sleeping. I’m struggling to find the energy to do things that I want to do and my moods have been up and down as well. Luckily, it rained last night which seems to have cooled things down a little bit.
I’m glad I didn’t completely give up on my garden. I ended up with a couple of very delicious radishes! They’re probably the most expensive radishes I’ve ever eaten, but it was very satisfying to pull them out of the ground, wash them, and eat them because I grew them myself 🙂 I’m not going to get my hopes up, but maybe I’ll get a few more veggies out of my garden this year.
I’ve had a bit of a rough week, healthwise. I ended up having to stay home from work for 2 days and I had the same issue this weekend, which put a damper on having the house to myself while the Boyfriend is out of town.
I think I’m giving up on gardening. It feels like whenever I have the time to do anything, it’s raining, and then when it’s not raining I have to hurry up to do whatever I can before I have to do other things. It’s becoming more of a chore and isn’t relaxing or enjoyable at all.
The weather warmed up and the sun came out. I got hardware cloth to reinforce my garden fence, along with a few other things I need to plant some bulbs and other flowers. When I went to see how the few remaining vegetables were doing, I discovered that the whole garden bed was full of little dandelions that had just started to grow! I pulled out everything that I saw, but with the way the dandelions have been spreading this year, I’m sure there will be lots more.