The second half of 2022 is not proving to be any better than the first half. I’m here just kind of autopiloting through. Here’s a dump of random photos over the last week.
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2022 has mostly been a dumpster fire for Mr. C&M and myself. June was less so and we could really use for things to turn around. Fingers crossed, the second half of the year, proves much better than the first.
My pepper seeds sprouted awhile back. Unfortunately, all the habaneros were knocked over in a storm and lost. The hot pepper mix (red, jalapenos and others that I forget) are going strong after being transplanted. My cherry tomatoes have tiny little tomatoes starting and the rosemary and basil are plentiful despite a squirrel attack. (The squirrel is an assumption. Something broke some stalks.)
Samus went for her first ice cream walk yesterday. There is a cute little shop at the end of our road, and she enjoyed the ice cream. She did not enjoy the other people as much. She’s not a fan of children after being carried around like a football by them in the house she came from.
The second picture is not a new addition to the house but a visitor at work. Her name is Brie and she’s the best lil corgi on the planet. One of my coworkers is dog sitting via Rover.com and has had Brie for almost 2 weeks. Her owner travels a lot for work and that kind of upheaval is difficult on a dog when they’re shipped from place to place while the owner is gone. (She was with one dog sitter that ditched her, to her owner’s friend’s house for one night and then onto coworker.) Brie has bonded very heavily with my coworker. To the point that her owner did come home for two days, and she didn’t care much about his reappearance. However, when he dropped her back off to my coworker, she lost her mind jumping and doing zoomies. She’s always welcome at the pharmacy though. She’s great for morale and the customers love her too.
I’ve tried to spend as much time as possible outside. The heat and humidity have made it difficult but, every day that is even a little bit cooler, I’m out there soaking it in. I’m hoping for a weekend trip up to my dad’s neck of the woods sometime this summer. He needs some help on his hunting cabin and I just want to go where I can’t hear vehicles for the day.
Do you have any plans for the Fourth of July weekend?
Potted, Planted, Pulled. We have a theme going with titles here. Everything is plant related recently. I hope you’re enjoying it because it’s what I have going on right now.
I’m still plucking away at Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb. It’s 700+ pages and I’m only sitting down to read it once or twice a week.
This past weekend was the last Saturday to go harvest invasive species at the local fen. I went the week before that however a thunderstorm rolled in. It was the day after a tornado hit the town where I grew up, so I wasn’t so trusting that Mother Nature would be gentle even though another volunteer claimed that, “We’re here to help Mother Nature, she will take care of us.” I bailed.
After that, we spent the entire Memorial Day weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Moth at their place. We bowled, we partied, we ate fantastic food, and we had a drunken night in the hot tub. It was exactly what we needed.
When was your last forest adventure and what was your favorite thing that you saw?
You guys. I am out of control.
I made friends with the owner of a nursery in town. He’s going to supply all my crazy ideas I have brewing. This is probably trouble.
Sunday, I spent several hours weeding, transplanting lilies and planting annuals. I somehow pulled a muscle in my neck doing it and am now living on ibuprofen.
As you can see, I went with a black, purple and yellow color scheme. (Our house is pale yellow.) this year I chose pansies and a new discovery to me, double petunias. I highly dislike petunias but DOUBLE petunias are cool and apparently hail from Victorian times. SOLD.
I also purchased four sweet basil plants and a rosemary plant.
My zinnias are sprouting but no sign of the pepper plants yet.
We also have a new plan for a part of our backyard that doesn’t grow much grass.
What is your favorite flower?
I survived my Accounting midterm. To celebrate, here are my pretty Forever Susan lilies that finally bloomed.
How has June been treating you?
Coffee & A Chat – Gardening
When we bought our house two years ago (I can’t believe it’s already been that long), we bought it as an estate sale. The previous owners had built it and lived in it for most of their lives. (Built in 1949.) So in their later years, before they both passed, they let the gardening go by the wayside. The yard was kept up but the gardens slowly grew over with grass. We decided this was the year we’d dig them out and I would try my hand at gardening. Something I haven’t done since I was a kid.
We weeded, planted, mulched and fenced our little hearts out and I thought I would share the results:
What are you planting this year? What is your favorite thing about gardening??
Birthday Haul #2 AND #3
Well I did not get to pop in like I intended to. When I wasn’t celebrating my birthday I was learning how to build out a room. Hang dry wall, tape and mud. The whole shebang. My bathroom now has a functioning vent and my walk-in closet is on it’s way to looking like an actual room. We will probably still be working on things for the next couple of weeks but my dad has left so it will be slower going while we work on it after work and on weekends.
Anywho, my birthday was fabulous. I got amazing presents from people who know me well and I’ll share them with you now. (Plus, Ignited Moth came over and spoiled me and then we ended up at the bar, with margaritas. Holy margaritas.)
Okay, I’m off to catch up on all the blogs that I can before work!
Belated Birthday Haul
I’m spoiled rotten by the ones that love me and I’m not afraid to admit it. I had a fantastic birthday and decided I should flaunt some of my gifts.
AAANND, I hit 200 followers! I could just pinch your adorable little cheeks! Thanks for hanging out, talking about books, eating tasty treats, and ranting about anything and everything!
Save the Bees!
This little gem has been floating around Facebook but I thought I’d share here too because it’s SO important! Free seeds to save the bees!