Happy mother’s day! – It’s not a holiday here. I don’t have children and my mother is gone so it’s just a day that’s really bad to go out to eat. If you are a mom, enjoy your day and do something that you want to do.
Traumatized fish — Doggone heron came back for a pond visit. I don’t know if he got anything. He ate half of my fish over the winter. The fish aren’t dumb (no matter what people say). When I came out immediately after he flew off, they were huddled under the hidey boxes I have for them inside the pond. Now I’m wondering if I should rig something up to make it unfriendly for him yet other birds can still take a drink or a bath.
Speaking of pesky – The waterfall in the pond tripped. We have had electrical issues over the years. There are outdoor outlets (with approved weather-proof covers), yet they trip. Most of the time we are scratching our head. Yesterday was a head scratcher too. When I removed the fake stone that protects the outlet, there were a million ants climbing all over it. Some were inside the holes in the outlet. My best guess is that they tripped it. The weird part is that we have an ant trap inside the stone cover. This is annoying. We’ve been told that it’s a big year for ants because of all the rain. Ants love water. I’m grateful that they aren’t biting ants or fire ants.
Yardwork and aging – I have always been a big fan of working outside. It makes you feel so good. The fatigue you get at the end of the day is a good one. Makes me happy. That was then. These days I don’t enjoy it as much and I can’t do it for hours on end. Somewhere along the line I developed some seasonal allergies that kick in and make me miserable. Even though we’ve been downsizing the beds over the past ten years or so, it’s time for more downsizing. I should give up the garden except I love the tomatoes. I don’t grow enough for the whole neighborhood anymore but there is still work involved. We’ll see. Down to just a few plants now.
For bloggers – Has anyone else noticed that WordPress doesn’t have the spellcheck option when creating a new post (on the old editor)? Is this an attempt to get us to move to the new one? I haven’t heard good things about the new one especially if you cut and paste from a word document. Come on techies, work out those bugs.
So how was your week?