|Keepin' gothy even when sick! ^o^|
Always Do Your Best.
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
~Miguel Angel Ruiz
I have big fun plans this weekend which were mostly canceled because I’m sick. Most likely, I have severe allergies. While I wasn’t feeling so hot on Thursday, I was outside for 8 hours on Friday during the “extremely high grass pollen” alert helping my fella prep his yard so we can finally put his house on the market. Actually, he was inside and I did the yard almost entirely by myself. I scrubbed rust off of old patio furniture and painted the pieces along with some plant stands in bright colors in order to make his pretty darn dark backyard come to life. I like how it turned out but I’m not a fan of that teal in general so I only picked the color because it was listed as a popular color on HGTV. I do love that monster green/ lime color.
Then, I planted his front yard (not pictured) with hardy annuals because his front yard is full sun. You’ll see some cactus planted in pots. Those are actually the “ears” we cut off his 5 ft. cactus.
I went to the local Lowe’s discount plant section that I affectionately call “death and dying” and picked up a ton of in-need-of-some-help potted flowers. Some fresh potting soil and some water helped these flowers become good as new.
Since Friday night, I’ve been sick in bed. Unlike those of you who enjoy the medicinal knock-out of NyQuil and codeine cough syrup, I get wired and can’t sleep. I asked my fella to bring home some Benadryl for me to try. After a hot shower to clear my head, I discovered my box of Benadryl being protected by Magic!, a little unicorn friend to make me feel better. Turns out that after taking the Benadryl, I woke up at 3am and couldn’t go back to sleep so that’s also on the don’t-take-this-at-night list. Sadly, I didn’t make the Spirited History tour/ paranormal investigation Meet-Up nor did I make tonight’s book club meeting. I’m also taking prescription cough medicine and some meds that were prescribed to me in May. I know! I know! I shouldn’t self-medicate but clearly this has been a post about what not to do.
The good news is that we met with a realtor team who basically said we didn’t have anything left to do except put the place on the market! Yay! And, while doing all the yard work, I got to see a beautiful black widow. My fella’s shed has always made the perfect home for black widow spiders and I’m pretty proud that I’ve taught him that they don’t exactly pounce on you; while it’s good to be aware of them, there isn’t any need to freak out. I have also taught him the same thing about single wasps. Don’t flail about and they typically won’t sting you. A wasp’s nest is another story in which case, he goes inside and I take care of it. I seem to be somewhat of a wasp whisperer (shrug).
|The "small" pumpkin|
Tonight before it got dark, I went outside to snip off the hibiscus blooms (they only live one day) and took some pictures. The canna is coming up and looking beautiful! I have no idea where the elephant ears came from but that's a happy surprise. I haven’t planted them in three years!
And last, my summer obsession is doing well. The larger pumpkin is turning slightly darker and both of them are growing like mad! I’m pretty sure that if I sat still and watched them all day, I would be able to see them increase in size. Growing a vertical pumpkin patch makes picture-taking a bit awkward.
|Vertical Pumpkin Patch|
|The "large" pumpkin|