Monday, June 1, 2020

Last Weekend of May Weekend Recap

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  It was glorious temperature wise and so nice to not walk into a wall of humidity when we walked outside. 

We got the window box put up under our picture on the patio and it looks so good.  We had to take back the second bluebell that died out front and got lavender just like we had to get the previous week.  I got 7 geraniums that match the colors of the other flowers on the patio and some ivy and bridal veil plants I'd been rooting from cuttings to hopefully have some nice draping going in a month or so.  I don't like geraniums but they pull in from a pic beside it so I'll give them a go this year and see if I like them enough for a second chance next year.

(Crossing my fingers for some good drape in a few weeks.)

I was tending to my morning glory vines when I came up full force into the arbor and saw stars.  That was fun.  I had a headache the rest of the night and into the next day.  I hate that feeling you get after you whap your head like that.  It's like this radiating heartbeat from the impact zone that makes you feel slightly off kilter.  I'm just thrilled it didn't hurt and have pressure like the time I fell out of the hot tub on vacation.  I'm getting a little worried about how many times I've cracked my head over the years.  It's not good for the mush between my ears.

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Something that's doing relatively well is my indoor "victory garden" thanks to my Aerogarden pandemic purchase 45 days ago.  We're now on the lettuce phase and the romaine is doing well.

The arugula has some catching up to do.

The first 30 days, I was able to grow my herb garden and transplant them to these containers and onto the side of the fridge with these magnetic shelves by the window. 

Saturday we went to this crappy BBQ place because we've been to every restaurant we like in our area.  I knew there was a reason we hadn't been there in 8 years so I thought I'd let the Mr get reminded too.  It was awful and there is nothing more irritating than wasting a weekend meal on something that lays regretfully in your gut for hours.  (Not even that I got much meat either because everything was fat...retch)  We drove around for a while and I silently cried as I saw some of my favorite stores open but too small to be able to distance properly and only 20% of people masking up.  Not worth it.   We ended up driving downtown and thankfully we got out before the protests turned ugly as the area we'd just to been a few hours earlier was now engulfed in throngs of police presence.  It breaks my heart all around and you layer this horrible situation onto the crap show of the pandemic and it's not going to bode well for anyone.  I can't read about one more bad thing.  I'm mentally so beaten down.  I really needed some retail therapy but we had to choose very wisely. 

We went to a local candy store that also sells cards and I was able to replenish my supply of birthday and 'just because' cards.  I also found the perfect Father's Day card which is awesome for those of us who need one somewhere between "thanks for the sperm" and have a great Father's Day because the 90% talking about how you were always there for us and your sacrifice don't apply.  We haven't been to Target in a month and I needed a few things I could only get there so we went around 6:30pm and thankfully it wasn't full at all and 95% of people were all masked up.  I almost felt naughty looking at things that weren't groceries and bolting out of there like a real life version of Pac Man but we were surrounded by more employees than customers.  It's what I needed for sure even if only for a small bit of "normalcy." 

We grabbed dinner and about 10pm, we headed out to the patio to enjoy the cool, Spring evening. 

We sat out there for about 90 minutes. We even cuddled under blankets for a while since it was chilly which felt like a little bit of heaven compared to the 90+ degree armpit we've got waiting for us.

We headed back in around 11:30pm and at 2am finished season 4 of Dexter...the most traumatic one before it went off the rails into the shitter for 4 more seasons.  (Or as Michael C. Hall politely puts it "lost it's torque.")

Sunday we slept in and it was another beautiful weather day to send off May and the Mr had to cover under the blankie it was so chilly even at 2pm.  We had lunch and listened to the birds sing a bit before opening my box o' Beekman 1802 goodies from their warehouse sale.   I've been waiting TWO YEARS to get my hands on their chipotle honey which I assumed they flat out discontinued so I've been hoarding my final teaspoon.  When they popped up, you can bet your buns I bought six of those babies.  You can always tell when something ships from the HSN warehouse in Florida like my soap I got or from the home base in Sharon Springs by the invoice...

And in case you didn't know...

I'm hoping they get a few extra hives if that's what it takes to get chipotle back in stock but I have a bad feeling I'd better savor my 6 jars over the next year.  😔

That was about it for us.

What did you do this weekend?

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  1. The weather could not have been more perfect. I'm glad we got to enjoy it by being out in it more. Nothing beats looking at stars even if all you can see is the big dipper half the time.

  2. Sounds like a great weekend! I broke down my old veggie boxes and turned all the dirt in that plot. I'm going to put in a wildflower area. Keep your fingers crossed! If you plant any perennials, I suggest a grape iris. Gorgeous and smell like grape soda! Did miss your kitchen reveal? Have a great week!

    1. There are issues with the doors so no final pics yet. The cabinet company was sloppy to crank out pre-lockdown orders so we wait. Not fun to have your kitchen not fully back in operation for almost 3 months. *rolling eyes*

  3. It was a really nice weekend with gorgeous weather. Did my typical stuff of grocery shopping, lawn mowing, laundry. Did go out to the country a couple of times which was awesome for a scenic drive. The dogs really enjoyed that, and then they'd come home and go for a walk with the hubs. So they were some tuckered pooches. LOL Then I worked so nap time was necessary. I'm going to be tinkering with romaine lettuce, celery, and green onions by my window sill just for fun. Saw some simple tips in my magazine so I thought I'd give it a whirl.


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