|Another Cornflower/Bachelor's Button|
Daughter fell asleep on the sofa, yesterday evening and slept for about four hours! Then, of course, she couldn't fall asleep in the night! She was experiencing some side effects from the vaccine, so I stayed up with her until nearly 5:30 a.m. and then, went to bed. Woke up at 7:00 a.m. to check on her - she was fast asleep on the sofa, with the overhead light on. I turned off the light, had a snack as I was feeling hungry, and went back to sleep! Woke up midmorning and daughter was still sleeping! I was glad she had taken the day off from work so she could sleep in and rest.
It was an overcast, cool day. The sun never made it through the cloud cover, all day! An ideal day for gardening as it wasn't sunny and hot! I deep watered the fruit trees in the back garden and watered the vegetables. Something (a rabbit?) has removed all the new flowers on my cosmos plant! The old, faded flowers are there, but, the new flowers have been neatly bitten off the stems! Not a single petal on the ground, however. It's like someone cut off the new flowers! Very curious!
After I watered the garden, I made waffles for brunch. After brunch, I went back out to the garden and started weeding. It took me another hour and a half or so, but, I finished weeding that flower bed:
|Weed Barrier Cardboard In Place|
|The Pile of Grass that was Weeded|
There are at least two other flower beds waiting to be weeded! These are the before pictures - the flower bed I weeded looked a lot like these do:
|Awaiting Their Turn - Bed 1|
|And Bed 2|
Bed 1 has four rose bushes and a huge osteospermum growing in it while Bed 2 has three rose bushes and a buddleia (butterfly bush) growing in it. Once properly weeded (the grass growing in them is a type of Bermuda grass, which spread on long, underground stems or rhizomes; it's a pain to dig and pull them out), Bed 2 will have room for another couple of zucchini transplants or maybe some other plants.
After I finished weeding for the day, I made tea and watched some news. Then, I practiced the piano for a bit. Today, I felt rather discouraged with my progress, or should I say lack of progress? Later, I cooked dinner (bacon cheeseburgers), browned the rest of the ground beef to make curry puffs another day, and made a bread pudding to use up some bread ends that were in the fridge.
Daughter was feeling very fatigued and sore by evening, today, and took an ibuprofen. She felt better after that. She thinks she will feel well enough to work, tomorrow, but, she'll see how she feels in the morning.
We also put in another grocery order for pick up, tomorrow. We ordered more half and half (the container we bought last week turned sour, today!), tortillas, bananas, grapes, a cucumber, more chicken and some ground beef, a packet of gelatin (for when daughter has her teeth extraction, next week), potatoes, and another box of frozen potstickers. Hopefully, we'll receive all the items we ordered.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter was able to take a day off to rest
- Her side effects aren't too severe or unusual
- Good weather for gardening
- What I was able to accomplish
Today's joyful activity was completing the weeding of one planting bed.
Plans for tomorrow include going to pick up the groceries, doing the vacuuming I didn't do today, and maybe more gardening.
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?