My daughter tested herself this morning and the results were negative! Thank Goodness! We both heaved a sigh of relief! She went to the office, today, and took her new painting to hang in her cubicle at work.
It has been a very windy day, here, today. It was rather cool, too, at least in the morning, and I had the heater on for some time.
Today, M tended to the garden and he brought me a coconut scented geranium plant from his garden. He said he was thinning out his plants and was actually trying to get rid of these scented geranium plants because they were spreading everywhere! He said I was under no obligation to accept the plant, but, I told him I'd be happy to have it! He planted it in the back, near the rear wall. I'm hoping it will grow and spread to cover that area which is rather bare at the moment. He did a little pruning of some of the rose bushes and watered the garden. He also placed two of the bags of mulch on top of the patio roof, to help hold the roof panels down, as the wind was causing one of the panels to flap a little bit!
In the afternoon, I did a little housekeeping, dusting my bedroom, etc. I didn't start on the quilt borders, yet. Instead, I crocheted, watched some online videos, and the news. Later, I spoke with friend R and video chatted with my daughter.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter's test results were negative!
- M helping me with the garden
- Free plants from M
- The patio roof panels stayed in place (two of them flapped a bit, before the bags of mulch were placed on them)
- What I was able to accomplish
Today's joyful activity was tending to the garden. M seems to think that one of the volunteer "melon" plants is actually a cucumber!
Breakfast had been two of the drop biscuits; lunch was a salad (lettuce, cucumber, a grated carrot, a cut up unripe peach that fell from the tree); dinner was a bowl of soup and another biscuit or two, followed by a bowl of fruit salad (banana, mango, orange, part of an apple, raisins, and raw cashews).
Thursday's To Do List:
- Wipe down kitchen cabinet door fronts
- Mop kitchen floor
- Load of laundry (kitchen rug, etc.)
- Cook chicken
- Start the car
- Put okra seeds to soak
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?
Another blessing is that your heater didn't shoot out flames like it has in the past. :)ReplyDelete
Yes! Sometimes, the flame doesn't ignite as soon as the heater is switched on; when that happens, I've learned to quickly switch it off and then, switch it back on, after allowing the gas to dissipate a bit, and apparently, that prevents the flame from shooting out! :DDelete
Yay for a negative test!ReplyDelete
My Wednesday was a puttering kind of day, in a puttering kind of week. So we have been doing lots of salads and soups for meals too. It just seems to work out that way -- too busy to cook when there is a long list of little things to be accomplished.
Thank you, Susanne. It was a big relief to get that negative test results!Delete
Puttering days and weeks are good. It means small things are getting done! Soups and salads for meals are good, too, as are sandwiches, when one is busy. :)
I imagine your daughter's new painting looks very nice in her cubicle. She is such a talented girl - always creating such lovely things. I'm glad she has the ability to have some of her creations around her at work.ReplyDelete
A coconut scented geranium - that is new to me. What color are the flowers? I hope it fills the area where M planted it. How are your other geraniums by the shed doing?
My geranium macrorrhizum (called bigroot geranium) has filled my one corner beautifully. I think I've transplanted miles of it over the years. It is such a good plant for my yard.
I have been following the news in Sri Lanka (As well as I can as the US doesn't seem to be covering it) We subscribe to the Washington Post digitally and they've been doing some lengthy articles on the crisis so I've read them. And I've read some things online too. I feel so bad for the citizens there. What a mess. I hope for the best for the people in Sri Lanka and I'm glad your loved ones are ok.
Thank you, Debra; she does enjoy creating things. Currently, when not painting, she is crocheting a couple baby items to gift to her friend (the one for whom I crocheted the pink blanket).Delete
The scented geranium didn't have any flowers on it; I suppose the flowering season is over. The other geranium by the shed is doing well; it, too, is coming to the end of its flowering season. I've tried rooting cuttings from it, but, so far, I've not been successful. The pink ones by the front door probably need to be repotted...I must ask M about it.
Yes, the news from Sri Lanka is sad; I hope things will turn around for the better for them. I realized, though, with something of a shock, that, in August, it'll be 49 years since I left the country and I am no longer quite as fluent with the more formal oratory-style language being used in some of the speeches and news broadcasts I listened to online!
haha - good idea with the mulch bags!ReplyDelete
:D Got to use what we have on hand!Delete
What a relief for your daughter!ReplyDelete
Nothing here is ripe yet but I do have quite a few squash in various stages of growth and several tomatoes forming., The apples are still tiny marble size fruit so the squirrels have not found them __yet.
Yes, it was a big relief! :)Delete
It sounds like your garden is coming along nicely! I don't have any tomatoes planted, yet, except for the two seedlings growing in a pot. Could you put a sort of net over the apple tree to keep the squirrels away? Or, is the tree too big for that?
I've never heard of a coconut scented geranium! Nice score - and I hope it covers the bare patch as planned.ReplyDelete
Sadly, I couldn't smell any coconut scent in the leaves, but, as I told M, I seem unable to smell certain scents (I am one of those people who can't smell the odor of durian fruit). I hope the plant will grow well. I see that you are able to comment as yourself, now. :)Delete
I downloaded a new browser which doesn't object to my existence! It is a solution but I am disgruntled as I have a lot of tabs and bookmarks to recreate - and the new browser works like Google Chrome, which I don't like. I will have to try some others, but they all seem to be similar these days. Anyway it was ridiculous as I could write and edit my blog, but not comment on it (or on Eileen's, or Mary-Lou's) and on others I could only comment anonymously. While of course the opportunity to create mischief commenting incognito was very tempting(!), it was all a bit of a pain.Delete
I forgot to say I am glad your daughter's test came back negative. Hope they continue to do so for a few more days. I have never been in the proximity of durian (jackfruit?) but as far as I know they absolutely stink so I guess you are a lucky one!
Glad you were able to find a browser that doesn't object to you being! :D I use Google Chrome and it works well enough for me. Thank you; it was a big relief that my daughter's test came back negative, and, apparently, the other person's PCR test (the one who said she was exposed to Covid) also came back negative.Delete
Durian looks a lot like jackfruit, but, they are different things. I love ripe jackfruit which is eaten as a fruit (not so much the unripe jackfruit which is cooked as a vegetable) and the seeds (which are cooked). :)
The negative test result must be a relief. XReplyDelete
Yes, Jules, it was a big relief. Her colleague who was exposed to Covid, had a PCR test that was negative, too, so that was good, too. :)Delete
Good news that your daughter tested negative for the virus, what a relief for you both. A coconut scented geranium sounds rather lovely, I've not heard of that before. We had a trip out yesterday and had a meal in a dog-friendly place, unplanned and very nice it was.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Eileen; yes, a big relief. The other person, who had emailed my daughter saying she had been exposed to Covid, had her PCR test show negative, too, apparently, so that's a big relief, too!Delete
I couldn't smell the coconut scent, but, then, I don't have a very good sense of smell (although, I have no problem detecting when Dancer uses his litter box!) But, I'm very happy to have plants that are supposed to be easy to care for, will grow without much fuss, and are free!
Your trip out, yesterday, sounds lovely, especially the meal out! Tilly would have enjoyed it, too, I'm sure. :)
Great news that your daughter's test was negative. That must be a huge relief for both of you.ReplyDelete
I haven't heard of a coconut scented geranium plant but it would be wasted on me anyway as my sense of smell is non existent! I hope it does what you want and covers the bare patch.
It's be windy here today (Friday) and after a morning in the garden I was really chilled and couldn't get warm so had a hot shower to sort out my body temperature ... it worked!
We are both very relieved that she tested negative, Eileen. She said she will test herself again on Saturday as she is planning to get together with some friends to watch a movie.Delete
To be quite honest, I can't smell the geranium, either! But, if it is as easy to care for and as hardy as M says it is, then, I'm happy to have it growing in my garden.
Sounds like it was your turn to have a windy day! Glad the hot shower did the trick and warmed you up. We are having a lovely, warm (85F currently at 11:55 a.m.; the high is supposed to be 90F) day! My kind of "warm"! :D
So glad that your daughter had a negative test. The scented geranium sounds wonderful. I had a lemon scented geranium for years, but it got caught in a cold snap. It's more an indoor plant here. I have never heard of a coconut one!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lyssa; we were very relieved by her test results. This is the first time I've heard of a coconut scented geranium, myself, and it looks more dead than alive, right now, but, hopefully, it will survive! The temperature shot right up after it was planted and it probably went into shock!Delete