For a post yesterday I made do with comic that struck my fancy in the recent papers coupled with an image of Ruby. Today I have so many things on my “To Do” list that I know I’m not even going to get close to handling it.
Top priority is to take care of myself properly so I can kick the rest of this cold. This means that despite the temptation of promised 70° F weather and a river that is absolutely rocking, I am NOT going floating. I do not need to spend the day with wet feet getting sunburned, dehydrated and exhausted. Not when I am “almost” over this virus. According to what I have been hearing and observing about this particular virus set, “(S)He who stays down longest gets well fastest” and “(S)He who starts doing things soonest gets pneumonia.”
Well, I’m not staying “down” particularly well, but I am trying to stay rested, getting naps, staying hydrated.
But of course, I have that beautiful canine soul who really thinks that since we are here things “ought” to be getting back to normal. So I have been trying to get a daily walk in for her.
Then there is the garden, which was beautiful when we got home. But in amidst the beautiful flowes lurks a passel of weeds, and if I wait too long that passel of weeds will get busy and make babies. . . Also, the fruit trees that did not get pruned before we left for vacation are now blooming and showing me where their fruiting spurs are. I MUST get them pruned forthwith. That is top of my list of things that are not too taxing to do today.
The “average last date of frost” is now behind us, and I need to get carrot seeds into the ground. That is also on the agenda of things that must be done “Today”. A little below that is the necessity of loosening the earth in our beds and removing the henbit, pig weed, cheery cherry tree seedlings, poke, plantain, and grass (to mention just a few) that are volunteering to take the place of vegetables. Then we will top dress the beds with compost and be ready to plant out the tomatoes and peppers when we buy them at the Baker Creek Spring Planting festival May 4.
I have had plenty of massage to do this week, and while I was trying to kick this damned virus I have not been spending a lot of time at the computer. I have only gotten about halfway through the pictures I tookin Funchal, and I am trying to get something organized for a post about that, followed by a post about Wonderful Sevilla, a post about the Beautiful Countryside of Andalucia, and a post about Fascinating Historical Lisbon. Obviously, this is going to be a long term project. It will make the vacation last longer, I guess.
I desperately need to dust my house, but I ain’t gonna. Anyone who has a problem with my housekeeping can come right over and get a dust rag and do it themselves. And don’t break any of the ornaments while you are doing it, either.
So, instead of doing a post about the wonderful day we spent in Funchal, Madeira, this will just have to do for now. I am going outside with my pruning shears forthwith.