Today is a day of pulling together loose ends. Finalizing the list of things to pack. Calling the pet hotel to let them know what time we'll be dropping off the dogs in the morning. Making sure I bring all my meds and a sharps container (could you imagine forgetting to bring meds?!).
When I was a kid I'd go to a friend's house for the occasional slumber party. I was the kid who forgot to bring pajamas and always had to borrow a pair. Duh. So now, I have lists. I check them twice. Even if it is a last minute list, there is a list.
Oh, I found a cool gadget at the local hardware store to water some of my plants while we're gone. It's a small clay cone that you stick into the dirt. You screw a 2 liter bottle of water upside down to the top (like a water cooler). Something about the porousness and density and blah, blah, blah....suffice it to say that when the dirt gets dry, it sucks water from the bottle. Cool! I bought 6 of them for $20.
I know that I go on and on about this mini garden of mine, and I apologize if you're not into dirt and plants. It's just that it's exciting for me...I tend to kill plants....so I'm thrilled that my experimental garden has thus far worked.
Remember what they looked like a little over a month ago when I was going to take them with me to the hotel for our May 21 transfer? (the cantaloupe are on the left (7 of them in there!) and tomatoes on the right):
Well here are my cantaloupe now (there are three plants in this photo):
And here are the tomatoes (in the back, in front are cilantro, basil and red bell pepper):
A few other tomatoes are in the ground:
And the coolest thing of all is that this morning I found my first tomato!
Isn't it beautiful?! It is the size of a tiny pearl earring.
Well, what can I say? If something grows and needs nurturing, I'm your gal.
Of course, if someone needs the riot act red to them, if they're not fulfilling their contractual obligation, or if they give me an especially painful shot in the rump and some anger and tears need to happen, I'm your gal for that too. :)
Tomorrow we will be on the road most of the day. Thank you all for your positive thoughts, prayers and good vibes. I can use them! I will definitely check in and write a post after the transfer.
I want to wish good luck and send strong positive vibes to those who are also having transfers week. Musicmakermomma, Lorraine, Clean Slate, I am thinking of you!
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