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COVID Diaries: Day 49

I have one more day of my work-from-home workweek and then I get a three day weekend!  To stay home.  But at least the weather is going to be sunny and warm!  I’m planning to work on cleaning the winter gunk off the deck in the mornings and lay on the deck with a book and some wine in the afternoon!

This evening I ventured out for the periodic shopping trip for me and mom.  Mom wanted peach yogurts, but they only had three so I got her a strawberry one.  Apparently strawberry yogurt is terrible so I am now the proud owner of one strawberry yogurt.  The caramel praline ice cream will work in place of regular caramel though…  There’s always something she wants that sends me up and down the aisle at least 5 times searching; this time it was a package of fun-sized candies.  She is probably cursing me right now as she reads this – giving away her secrets!

My neighbor dug up and divided their Shasta Daisies and put some clumps out by the mailboxes, so I lugged a big clump home, divided it up into sections and planted it in a few spots around the yard.  It was hard work digging holes, but maybe I’ll have some new flowers at the end of the summer!  This is me having a rest after all the digging…

And finally, it’s about time to do another evening walk up to the University to catch the sunset.  It’s been a bit…  This photo is from last week, but the sky was so pretty I had to share!

I hope you are all having a good week!  What’s keeping you sane?


COVID Diaries: Day 45

Yesterday I hit the Friday wall.  I was so exhausted that I went to bed about 6 pm, slept until 8:30 pm, and then slept from about 10:30 pm to 6:30 this morning.  I guess I really needed it!

Today we are supposed to have heavy rain and thunderstorms so I went for a decent walk first thing in the morning. The university campus was once again, sparsely populated…


When I got home the sun was peeking out, so I did some weeding and raking (with my new 8 inch wide shrub rake) in the garden beds until the rain got more serious.  I must say though that my yard and garden isn’t in as tip-top shape as so many others that I hear about, since I still work 40+ hours per week, but I feel like I’m making some progress!

I planted the yellow/green colored Golden Millet grass that I bought on my grocery run last weekend.  It will go nicely with the Emerald Gold Euonymus shrub that I planted years ago and is still struggling to get established…  Each year it is the little shrub that could – never gaining much of a foothold but refusing to die.  Maybe this is the year!

The rest of my day promises to be wildly exciting.  I finished a puzzle Thursday night so I might start a new one, read one or both of my current books, or do more writing here on the blog!

I hope you are all staying safe, and hopefully your weather is sunnier and warmer than mine!