Sometime last year (can't quite remember when), I had M trim the big yucca plant growing in the back yard, in the corner where one of the side walls joins the back wall. There were two branches growing over the wall into the neighbor's garden and I had M cut them down. We planted the two tips of the branches, one in the back yard and one in the front yard, where they are starting to grow. M tossed the rest of the branch in the yard waste bin, but, I dragged them out, thinking I could use them to place along the edge of the succulents bed in the front garden, where we had placed other bits and pieces of tree branches to edge the planting bed. But, I didn't make myself very clear to M when I explained to him what I wanted him to do and he dug a hole in the front garden, in front of the succulents bed and planted the two branches! So, we left them in place and sometime in early April or so of this year, I noticed little green bumps on the taller branch! Then, a couple of weeks ago, M asked me if I had seen that there was new growth on the second branch, too! I hadn't, but, earlier this week, when I felt well enough to walk in the garden, I checked it out and took this photo. I think there will be a yucca plant growing in the front garden, very soon!
Today has been another good day. I didn't feel any ill effects from any of my activities, yesterday, but, I took it easy.
My biggest accomplishment was taking an inventory of the freezer! I have a side-by-side fridge/freezer and the last time I inventoried it was on Friday, May 7, when it was an impromptu inventory (I had been looking for some fish that I knew I had) and I didn't finish it because I got tired! Then, the sciatica pain started the following day and everything came to a grinding halt! Today, I took the inventorying one shelf at a time, with plenty of rest in between. The freezer has five shelves and one pull out bin at the bottom. I have tried to organize it so that like items are together (meat in the bin and shelf immediately above it; dairy and cooked items on the top shelf, etc.) Whether it remains that way will depend on how much zucchini needs to be frozen, how much of the existing stock will be eaten, and how much groceries we will be buying in the next few weeks! I still need to sort through what is stored on the shelves in the door, too, as I didn't do that, today.
M was here to tend to the garden, today, and he picked six more zucchini and a handful of green beans. I took a picture of the zucchini, but, it is not uploading from my phone to the computer, so, I will take another picture, tomorrow. M got to try the sauteed zucchini and he thought they were pickled, at first! Afterwards, I made us some tea and we sat outside (socially distanced, of course), and chatted while we had our tea.
Later in the evening, I sat in the family room and watched TV - some news and news programs and one other program about Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland.
Afterwards, daughter and I ordered some groceries as we wanted some fresh fruits and salad greens. We also ordered some chicken (on sale for $.99/lb.)
And a certain kitty received his monthly flea prevention medication, much to his disgust! LOL.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Another good day
- What I was able to accomplish
- The yucca branches are growing into new plants
- M continuing to tend to the garden
- Being able to order groceries online
Today's joyful activity was watching TV for the first time in several weeks!
Plans for tomorrow include picking up the groceries we ordered, today.
How was your Friday? What are your plans for tomorrow and the weekend?