Sunday, August 2, 2009

Projects, Tennis, and Garden Issues

The weight of responsibility is beginning to close in on me. I have several responsibilities that are in the pipes, and I haven't even begun them. Don't get me wrong, they aren't a big deal in the grand scheme of things, and you could say that I'm guilty of over-dramatizing things, but I still need to deal with them, and every day that I don't do them is another day that it bothers me. So what's the solution? Deal with them, stupid. Wow, I feel better already.

Okay, I can't dwell on it, I've got to just do it, so I will.

On a brighter note, we played tennis yesterday and the kids are definitely getting better. In fact, they show moments of brilliance now and then, at least in light of their age. Hitting a ball over the net for a little kid isn't easy, so you have to give credit where it is due. And, we have fun, though now and then the adults crave a little rally, but we'll survive. Ironically, it's nice to arrive at the court and see other people playing there because it's a chance to not only meet some of our neighbors, but ones that play tennis. An immediate connection. After tennis, I mistakenly thought BG's was closed so we headed over to Mike's and got our usual Fudgesicles, though the kids opted for Creamsicles. Both winners, if you ask me, and we've been lucky in that every time we've managed to get new jokes on the popsicle sticks. It's the little things in life that matter.

We've been eating our garden's bounty, and I have to admit it's nice having fresh veggies to eat. The kids love the peas, and we are on the verge of having a bunch of lettuce. In fact, our peas are on fire, so much so that it looks like they could potentially collapse the trellis and might benefit with more room to grow, but we can only make it so high. The beans, potatoes, and tomatoes are thriving, and it looks like we'll get the usual wave of cucumbers, though I never know what to do with those things. The corn is just getting by, and the pepper and and eggplant are non-existent. Not sure what else we planted, but it's been a difficult season with all the rain.

In fact, we've been hit with the potato famine. The same fungus that devastated Ireland is making its mark in this area, and all of Vermont from what I can gather. Our tomato and potato plants have this blight on them, all due to the weather. So much darn rain, and worst of all, no end in sight. Yesterday we had sunny weather and we had to take full advantage of it just to dry out a little. Rugs, car, clothes, shoes. It's been a brutal summer. If it would just dry out for a period of time then it would reduce the problem, but we have yet to have two to three good days of dry weather, and it's begining to worry me. Makes me think we need a dehumidifier, which wouldn't be a bad idea now that I think about it.

Until the next time, thanks for reading.

1 comment:

NannyOgg said...

My Vermont sister just pulled up all the tomatoes and potatoes in her Vermont garden thanks to the blight :(

On getting things done, my recommendation would be to get the book 'Getting Things Done' It is one of those books which is a tad geeky, but Very Effective, even if you just read it and do not apply everything (like me ^^)

But if you would apply everything, things would truly be so much better and having the skills the book taught me has helped me a lot in my organizational challenges.

Karen