|Desiccated Patty Pan Squash Seedling|
The transplanted patty pan squash seedlings are not doing well. It think it is too hot for them. The biggest seedling got desiccated!
This one is doing a little bit better, I think, though not much (it's towards the bottom of the picture; look for the white arrow):
|Struggling Squash Seedling|
There is only one seedling that seems to be doing OK, so far. Well, I suppose, one plant is all I need as they are supposed to produce a lot of squash!
|The One Plant That's Doing OK|
I think I should have planted the seeds directly instead of transplanting them. Anyway, I have now decided that I will transplant the two zucchini seedlings in this same planting area, and see if they survive. If not, I'll buy another packet of seeds and start over. I don't think I will need to buy tomato cages, after all.
I am still debating what to do about the grape vines. If I should figure out another type of trellis and plant them or return them to the garden center and get a refund! I've looked at grape vine trellises on-line and there are a lot of ideas. Maybe I can ask neighbor E across the street if he can build me one.
I spent a quiet, relaxed morning, today, reading blogs, listening to some music, and reading one of my library books.
In the afternoon, I put away the dried laundry, did another load and hung it up to dry. Packed up some of the clothes that are too big for me and put them away in the 3rd bedroom (spare room) for now. I need to decide if I will alter them to fit me, or donate them. I am leaning towards just donating them and having one less thing to do!
Called the pharmacy to request a refill of one of my medications, but they texted back to say the medication was out of stock and they will let me know when it comes in. I will give them a couple of days and then, call to check.
I vacuumed the bedrooms, too, and then, got a bit carried away and vacuumed the rest of the house, as well, except for the family room, since I vacuumed it just yesterday. Dusted the furniture in the living room, dining area, and family room. Still need to dust my bedroom; will do that tomorrow. The door to the spare room will be kept shut until I can sort it out, but the rest of the house is more or less "company ready", which is a good thing because my aunt called later in the afternoon to ask if she and my cousin could visit this evening. I said yes, of course, and invited them to dinner (although they are not coming until around 9:00 p.m.).
I cooked a fish curry, sauted spinach, and rice, and served some of my homemade tomato chutney as well, with canned peaches for dessert. Afterwards, cousin did the dishes for me. I sent the leftover fish curry and a jar of tomato chutney home with them. It was nice to see aunt and cousin, as we haven't seen each other since before Christmas! So, we exchanged our holiday gifts today. Cousin and I said they were our Christmas/New Year/Valentine's Day/her birthday/Easter/Sri Lankan New Year/Cinco de Mayo gifts! LOL.
One of my other aunts also called this evening and asked me when I was coming to see her. I promised to visit her, one of these days. She was married to my mother's younger brother; uncle died one year before my mother.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A lovely, sunny, warm day
- The strong winds have stopped and they didn't do any damage to my property
- A productive afternoon
- The house is tidy for the most part
- Aunt and cousin visiting
Saturday's To Do List:
- Put away dried laundry - DONE
- Do another load of laundry - DONE
- Vacuum bedrooms - DONE (and did the rest of the house, as well, except the family room which was done yesterday)
- Weed the rest of the planting bed- SUNDAY
- Transplant the zucchini seedlings - SUNDAY
- Plant the succulents - SUNDAY
- Paperwork/filing - DID SOME
- Call in refills - DONE
- Pharmacy to pick up refills - Won't be ready today
- Tidy kitchen counters - DONE
- Cook dinner - DONE
- Do dishes - DONE
- Bring in a new bucket of kitty litter from the garage - DONE
- Clean the litter box/add fresh kitty litter - Will do after I post this
Sunday's To Do List:
- Put away dried laundry
- Do another load of laundry
- Weed the rest of the planting bed
- Transplant the zucchini seedlings and tomato plant
- Plant the succulents
- More paperwork
- Dust the bedroom furniture
- Bake banana bread
- Mop kitchen
How was your Saturday? What have you planned for Sunday?