Monday was a "get back to it" day, since I lost out all of Sunday. Hubby took Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as vacation days, so we could take advantage of the weather and take a motorcycle ride as a reward for actually getting something done around here.
Shell and snow peas have been planted! I forgot to buy sugar snap peas.
Home insurance has finally been switched over!
I had about 30 library books (herbal, cookbooks, etc.) and I finally had porch time to go through half of them!
The garlic bed was weeded. Oh my, it was a mess this year. The wind kicked up the plastic, and the garlic wasn't even in all the holes. Thistle was pushing up the plastic. I finally just pulled up the plastic, weeded out the bed, and put the plastic back down the best I could (which worked). However, I was greeted by a snake when I lifted the plastic. That particular day, I was greeted by 5 snakes. Two in my herb garden, one in another flower bed, and one I almost stepped on walking to the house. I think they were stirred up because it was the first day we had the mower out.
Mailed in the rebate for the new tires on the Harley!
I now have two more believers in my "I have a tea for that..."
One had bad cramps on a regular basis (raspberry leaf), and one had cough, drainage, congested ear (mullein, ginger, honey). Both felt better after drinking their tea.
It's raining this morning, but I have a plan - attack the housework. I need to clean everything today - bathroom, kitchen top to bottom, kitchen bathroom, porches, and if the rain stops put out furniture. We are hosting a breakfast this coming Sunday, and I plan on utilizing my front porch.
It was a long night last night too. I have debated on explaining how the last two family member passed away, but suicide is a real thing and I feel preventable. In fact, Hubby and I are working on making an annual ride each year for the two family members and donating the funds to a Suicide Prevention (local). T-shirts, food, etc. That's the plan anyway.
Last night we got another call. A close friend of our nephew's (who passed away) was home alone and needed to be with someone. Immediately, one family member drove there, while Hubby got on the phone and talked to him the entire time. Meanwhile, a brother (very young) to the great nephew who passed away, was also talking suicide, and he is now under medical attention at a hospital. We do not want to see any more family gone. We just can't. The deaths were so sudden and we all still don't believe they are gone. It was tragic, heart breaking, and everyone in the family is still grieving.
Every day someone says, "could I have done this?" or "I wish I would have been around more" or "I should have...."
Every Friday we want to pick up the phone and call his nephew to go meet up for a bite to eat. Because we tried to stay closer to him as he hurt so much when his own son passed. The pain was so unbearable, and he hid it well. I really hope we can set up the annual fundraiser ride. It will save lives.
Okay, I've talked long enough. Sorry I haven't been posting lately. The garden is back in swing, and I have much to plant yet. As you can tell, the crochet hook is down for a while, and the garden hoe is picked up.