Oh, hi. Yeah. I’m still here.
I haven’t forgotten about you all. I apologize for being missing for like, two months. Been busy.
Earlier this summer I worked for a nice woman in my hometown. She had eye surgery and needed someone to do her gardening since she wasn’t allowed to bend over. Something about blood in her eyes? Very strange and quite frustrating for her. But we had fun. I weeded and planted herbs and flowers and watered flowers and snuggled with her two outside cats. Not a bad way to spend the summer! I learned a lot from her and have been grateful for her friendship.
I’ve also been working in my own garden. I planted acorn and butternut squash, zukes and cukes, eggplant, green peppers, and like, eight tomato plants! The hot peppers didn’t make it. Nor did the fennel. But I have green leafy lettuce and kale and basil too. And CARROTS!!!! They’re so damn cute when they first sprout. It’s always a surprise when the first greens poke their heads out of the black dirt. I don’t tend the garden too much. I’m a plant-and-see kind of gardener. I did make a concoction recommended by my Garden Friend to combat the grasshoppers. Mix water, Dawn soap, and stinky things like garlic salt, cayenne, and onion powder. Spray it on the leaves of the plants. The stinkies repel the bugs, and the Dawn makes the stuff stick to the leaves. Seemed to work pretty well! Ya know there’s just something so satisfying about going down to the garden to collect lunch.
I’ve also been working around my hometown a bit. It’s fun. Helping out with events and concerts. Visited friends in Minnesota. Overall, except for the lack of a real job and tangible benefits, it’s been a good summer. Oh! And I went to Florida! Oh, I’ll write about that soon. That’s worth its own post.
I’m still hunting for a job. I decided not to give up. A few ideas are quite promising… And I’ve been working on something pretty awesome for the long term… Not gonna talk about it until after the test happens because I don’t want to jinx myself too much. Lots of studying to do yet.
Future posts to include ideas and stories about my Florida trip, my favorite season, and turning another year older. Stay tuned!