|Propped Up Peach Tree|
|Standing Straight, Again!|
The peach tree has been propped up! I had managed to get it somewhat off the ground using the small step ladder (just two steps!) by myself, earlier in the morning. My efforts caused three peaches to fall off, but, I picked them up to eat them, later. Then, in the afternoon, M came over with a long piece of wood that he had to use as a stake and we tied the tree to it, using strips of fabric. But, we doubted if the piece of wood would be strong enough to support the tree. Then, I suggested we used three of the slats that had broken off the dilapidated garden bench that I have! There were three pieces that had broken off and we propped them up in place using cinder blocks and a paving slab! Hopefully, they will hold the tree up, at least long enough for the fruit to ripen! Another three peaches fell off during our efforts, but, I gave M a couple of the riper ones. I ate one of the less ripe ones with a mixture of salt and chili powder!
M brought me some gardenias from his garden:
He also brought me a new houseplant:
|Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum "Valentine")|
Between trying to prop up the peach tree and watching the on-going TV news coverage of today's protests in my city and adjoining cities, I didn't accomplish much, today! However, I updated my monthly balanced life goals and posted that, took some of the zucchini muffins I baked last night to neighbor S to share with her, chatted on the phone with neighbor T, aunt C, and friend R (and daughter, too, of course), and sewed up my newest hat:
Today, I am grateful for:
- The peach tree didn't break or get uprooted
- M was available to help prop it up
- Gifts of flowers and a new houseplant
- Being able to share the muffins with neighbor S
- The garden in which to walk about during this time of sheltering at home
Today's joyful activity was propping up the peach tree!
I am not quite sure where this month went! But, we start a new month, tomorrow! I hope it will be a better month for all of us!
Monday's To Do List:
- Water the front garden
- Change bed sheets
- Change bed sheets
- Load of laundry (bed sheets/towels)
- Dust living room & dining area
- Clean the fridge
- Take trash cans to the curb for Tuesday trash pick up