Sunday, June 30, 2013

The foliage from the potato I planted died a couple days ago, so I decided to throw it into my compost and dig in the container to see whether there were any potatoes. I didn't expect to find any, and was surprised to discover one attached to the roots -- it was grape-size, and I thought "awww." Surprise turned to shock when I poked around in the dirt...

Sunday, June 23, 2013

It seems I continued my non-posting. It's hotter than h-ll tonight, and as a result, my sleep expectations are low. And so, I write. Bob managed to put an A/C in the kitchen today, otherwise it would be more beastly than it is. It really isn't a good idea for him to do this, as it pushed his lifting restrictions and heaven knows he doesn't need any more problems that lead to yet another surgery.

He's been helping Sam too, also pushing the lifting restrictions -- although luckily Sam is still pretty agile. Sam has cancer, his prognosis isn't good, and the last three weeks have been a worry-filled blur punctuated by four vet visits. But tonight I am happy because I got Sam to eat.

I finished all my planting. We had too much rain and the nights were cold, not good for tomato plants and seed sprouting. Then we plunged into a heat wave, which is where we are now. My remaining gardening task is fencing and mulching, which I have to get done before the critters discover the seedlings.

Classes are going well. I have more to write on so many subjects but I will leave it for some other day, perhaps even tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I've been remiss in writing here. I've been "summer busy," but I've had no absence of things to write about: I went to Animal Advocacy Day on June 4 (it was awesome), held the first webinar for my class on June 5 (met expectations), planted a ton of flowers & vegetables (still have more to go, as rain interrupted the plan), got my other class ready for access (although it doesn't start until June 24).

This horrifyingly sad incident took place, generating a flurry of heated dialogue on FB, raising some "thinky" questions in me about topics such as forgiveness and moral obligation. Writing about them here in my little corner (rather than in contentious FB) has been in my mind, but I doubt I will get to it. Not just due to being "summer busy," but because I am preoccupied. Sam is quite sick, I will very likely write more about that, but not right at this moment. Please have a good thought for him, though.