Two Steps Forward, One Back

Hubs got back to planting yesterday afternoon. YAY! The forecast is for a week of dry, sunny weather. YAY! If it really stays true, he may actually get done planting. YAY!

Eldest daughter finished her treatments yesterday. YAY! She's started back on a medication regime and will gradually build up to the dosages she will continue taking. Her final dosages should end up being about half what she was on before treatment. YAY! Her memory should start filling in and coming back now that treatments have stopped. YAY!

I got out in the yard yesterday afternoon and started doing some long-needed work. I weeded the back garden border, that consists mainly of hostas and shade plants, and cleared the vegetable garden. I was going to rototill the veggie garden, but couldn't get the tiller started and although Hubs offered to help me I hated to drag him from his work to help me with mine. (Yes, dear, Only Child Syndrome strikes again! Must.Do.Myself.) So, I ended up digging it up by hand (with tools, of course) and getting the tomatoes,  green peppers and flowering kale in place. I also went to the old house and robbed some Lambs Ears to plant at the new house before son killed off the patch. They've done a bunch of re-doing of the old flower beds, reducing them to a more managable size for him and his wife. That works for me, as they aren't my gardens anymore. However, the Lambs Ears that were there were transplanted from my mother's garden long ago, so wanted to have a few to save. Also grabbed a couple of ferns that were my Hubs' grandmothers'… again, something passed down. Seems there have been gardeners in our families for a long time and it is fun to see my newest daughter-in-law getting the gardening bug! The bad news (as you knew there had to be) was that by evening I could barely move. I rarely use the whirlpool tub, but I certainly got in it last night and had a good soak, then headed right to bed. Hubs was sweet enough to fix me supper and served it to me in bed, without even a slight "I told you so!"

I have three flats of flowers left to plant. *sigh*

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9 thoughts on “Two Steps Forward, One Back”

  1. Coming from multiple generations of farmers, I get the urge every Spring to till and plant. USUALLY I can satisfy this in my small herb garden, but the back yard beckons, as I imagine the beans and corn and lettuce and radishes.

    Luckily that is as far as it usually goes, because then I remember the weeds and watering and no one who will help exccept with the eating.

  2. I’m glad to hear that your daughter is almost finished with everything and things are looking up!

    I’m envious that you have a whirlpool tub, something I need for my next place (mine is far too shallow to even bother with a regular bath).

  3. oh, i ma so glad to hear that your daughter is doing better, Sue!!

    sending you hugs, my dear! have a great afternoon. 🙂

  4. As I was reading your post, I was thinking… you are so going to feel that later. Though not an only child, I somehow have that same syndrome of not asking for help or letting someone else do “my” work. Which is why I was found scrubbing the shower and vacuuming 2 weeks post-op. I also felt it later… thank goodness for whirlpool tubs!

  5. So glad to hear that your daughter is doing well.

    I had to go take two ibuprofen after just reading about all that physical labor.

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