Sorry for skipping week four. The weather has been crappy (although today is unexpectedly beautiful) and I did very little in the garden last week. I’m worried about all the rain splitting my fruit, but so far so good. My cilantro is growing like crazy. I keep trimming it back so it doesn’t bolt before I have something to cook it with. I bought some orange roughy or some sort of fish filets that were on sale this week. I have a mango that needs to be eaten, I think I see some sort of mango chili fish dish in the near future.
For the most part the garden is exceeding expectations. All of my pepper plants are going like gang busters. My red chili has ten or more peppers, the yellow bell and orange bells are doing great. The regular green bell has been trying to die for weeks. It’s pale and small despite having the same treatment and location as the others.
The tomatoes are a bit of a mixed bag. The cheat plant is doing great and has six decent size tomatoes. The yellow pear is producing small fruit, the orange jubilee is trying. It’s in the bulb garden do its best to fight for nutrients. In the side yard, the early girl has several fruits on schedule to be ready in about three weeks. The pink brandywine is a huge and healthy plant, but the flowers appear to be dying. The newest plant the san marzano is not particularly happy either and the flowers may be doing the same thing. I think they need more water. I got kind of lazy with all the rain.
I also can’t figure out why my spray bottle is not spraying anymore, so the pepper plants are still being eaten. The marigolds apparently didn’t get enough water either.
Instead of getting out in the day today, I suddenly felt the urge to go through all the junk mail. File my bank and tax records and pay bills. I have to get that stuff when the mood strikes.
Still left on the to do list, I have to renew my Driver’s License, might as well get my passport photo while I am out in the world with a bra on and brushed hair, get an emissions test, get my registration sticker, call the insurance people and have collusion removed, get new tires, get new brakes, get the car washed and cleaned and perhaps even take a shower. Oh and I also need a window that needs replacing.
I’m not someone who deals well with deadlines and things that “have to get done.” So the list is a bit overwhelming. Did you know you need to bring a certified birth certificate, a bill sent to your house, and a social security card or W-2 to update the damn driver’s license with your photo on it that they already issued you? Oh and if your name is different from your birth name you have to bring marriage/divorce papers, or some other official court document. I SHOULD REMIND YOU, I ALREADY HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE. NOTHING HAS changed. I also need to pay them $32 for this. I am also paranoid I will fail the eye exam.
Anyway, these are my worries and concerns on this three-day holiday. I’m looking forward to the season finale of Killing Eve tomorrow night. Also the season finale of Trust. With Southern Charm NOLA in the mix I’m not sure I will get to them both tomorrow night though.
Please tell me the rest of you are at the beach, or a pool party, or working in the garden or something exciting. I’m about to take Banjo on a car ride to the beer store. Whoopee! I don’t usually watch Bravo on the weekends but I was doing paperwork and not really paying attention. I deserved to be mocked for the fact I am on my third Rom Com. #Pathetic
Let’s try to avoid bad things like sickness, disease, death, (pet or human) divorce, plagues, sexual assaults, missing children, nuclear war, politics, orphans, gangs, car accidents, broken bones, broken dolls, broken hips, being broke, or the looming Armageddon, Instead let’s talk about the weather, gardening, sunshine, flowers, puppies, food, drink, swimming, boating, ocean waves, cookouts and our happy places. Mkay?