|Aloe Flower Buds|
The aloe flower stalks in the front garden are starting to separate into individual buds. None of the buds have opened up, yet.
Yesterday (Friday) was another lovely sunny day with a daytime high of 68F. I walked in the garden for a bit, tidied up a few things that the wind had blown over (including the now emptied water buckets and Mama Cat's box!), took some recycling to the big recycling bin that is kept outside, started the car and let it run for a bit while I did stuff in the garden and set up sticks for the snow peas to climb up. I tried to make a teepee with three of the sticks (need to cut a piece of fabric to make a better tie than the circlet of long grasses I wound around it!) M commented on it, when he was here, later in the evening, to tend to the garden. He thought it was cute! LOL.
|Teepee for the Snow Peas|
H bought me two big bags of acidic potting soil for the blueberry bushes (he tells me what is needed for the garden and I ask him to buy whatever is needed at his convenience when he is out and about and then, I reimburse him; it works out well for me because he knows exactly what to buy and I don't have to go out shopping). He repotted the three blueberry plants and set the pots up on pavers to get them off the cemented area; he thought it would be better for drainage, etc.
|Repotted Blueberry Bushes on the Paver Platform|
We took the pavers I already had elsewhere in the garden - I no longer have a path leading to nowhere in particular at the back, just a ghostly imprint of what used to be!
|The Ghost of a Path|
He also placed another bag of mulch on top of the patio roof panels to hold them down the next time the winds pick up. We are supposed to get more rain on Sunday and Monday, so I set the rain water collection buckets in place!
M tried the yogurt muffins I had baked and liked them. He gets to try the random baked goods I make! He's a good sport about it.
Daughter and I had muffins for breakfast, leftover Thai food (from Thursday) for lunch, and freshly cooked rice, sauteed curried green beans, and leftover chicken curry for dinner. I froze some of the green beans for my daughter to take back with her and then, I baked another batch of the yogurt muffins, too, for her to take with her.
Today, Saturday, another sunny, bright day, but, with a daytime high of only 60F with rain in the forecast for tomorrow. Daughter and I were up fairly early and she did her last minute packing, including the frozen food items she was taking back with her. Then, I drove her to the airport, dropped her off, and came home. Her flight left at 11:45 a.m. and she said she had a safe, smooth flight to Oakland airport and a safe subway ride from the airport to downtown Berkeley and a safe bus ride from the subway station to her apartment (she called me when she got to her apartment).
After I came home from dropping her off at the airport, I did two loads of laundry (daughter's bed sheets and her quilt) and remade her bed. Then, I covered the remade bed with a sheet to keep dust and Dancer's fur off the bedding. I will remake the bed with fresh sheets just before daughter comes home, next, whenever that will be, but, I like the beds to be made up with sheets in between visits, as well. I tided the living room (there were some cardboard boxes from a couple of packages of cat food that were delivered, which needed to be broken down and recycled) and cleared the top of the coffee table in the family room. I walked a bit in the garden and took some photos. Later, I spoke with former neighbor T; she said she's doing well and she and her daughter were in the process of going through some of her belongings to clear out the house. From what she said, it sounds like they will be putting the house up for sale in the near future.
I had a piece of toast with peanut butter and a little peach jam for brunch; dinner will be leftovers.
I am grateful for:
- Daughter was able to visit for just over a month
- She had a safe journey back to her apartment
- M's help with the garden
- Sunny, spring-like weather
- Working appliances
Joyful activities have included spending time with my daughter and being in the garden.
I haven't planned anything specific for tomorrow (Sunday). I'll see what I feel like doing once I am up.
How is your weekend coming along? Any special plans for Sunday?
|The Peach Tree Thinks it's Spring|