It’s over – We get fresh corn on the cob from a farm stand. They specialize in it, staggering plantings so it starts early and lasts longer than other farms. It closed on Friday. No more corn until the end of next June. Corn is the beloved husband’s favorite vegetable. He is in mourning. Next I have to tell him it’s time to take down the porch awning. That’s never a good day either.
Lunch with friends – I met some girlfriends for lunch this week. We went to what used to be one of my favorite restaurants for Mexican food. Truth is that I found a restaurant that is a whole lot better and the difference is dramatic. Has a really good restaurant affected how you feel about an old favorite?
Dragging my feet – When spring comes, I’m all chipper about planting and opening things up. I don’t mind the work involved. It’s therapy. When it comes to winterizing, I drag my feet. There is a sweet spot to do that work – late enough so you get to enjoy every wonderful day, yet early enough so you aren’t doing it in freezing or (gasp!) snowy weather. After a really bad experience in the cold, I tend to err on the side of early but it is gut wrenching to pull out the annual flowers while they are still beautiful.
Yes but – Despite the paragraph above, I do not miss all the watering I had to do when those beautiful plants were in. Cleaning up the garden and planting areas has freed up my schedule somewhat. Now if I could get the birds to fill their own feeders, live would be golden.
Dry eye – Every year around this time, I get a bad attack of dry eye. A normal person would get it during the cold winter when the heating systems dry out the air. Not me. It’s uncomfortable and will last for a few weeks off and on. I know about the hot compresses and massaging the lids but it all gets old. If anyone has some new tips, I’m all ears.
So how was your week?