Sunday, June 24, 2012

The novice gardener - updated

 Ugh! Can't sleep.... Ever have those kind of nights? Can't sleep and too tired to stitch.....what's up with that...I guess it is being overtired. I hit the road at 8:30 a.m. for a fundraiser I was co-hosting.
Pre-event prep on my dining room table Friday night
It started at 3 p.m. and was outside in the heat .....made sure to stay hydrated....lugged all the stuff out of the Y to the park and back...(that should count as my workout for the day right?). .. Got home at 8 p.m. enjoyed nice glass of wine and an hour of floating in the pool to cool off and de-stress...ahhhhh! Off to bed by 11:15 and now I have been WIDE awake since 1:30 a.m.....played solitaire, played Words With Friends, read for awhile, skipped around FB, flipped the channels through idiotic info-mercials, caught up on blog reading, if I stitch I am sure I will frog it later....

This is a quick stitch but Oh, that means I need to dedicated some time to stitching!
I did take my stitching with me today because we always have a little project with us in case we can steal a minute to place a dozen stitches but never had the chance...and I am rambling....sleep depravation is happening here.....

My cages didn't work too well

These plants were loaded.  
We had a heavy thunderstorm Friday night and it trashed my garden. (pix to be taken during daylight hours and uploaded later!). Most of my tomatoes seem to be destroyed. Once the sun comes up....I will stake them and hope for the best. Some areas didn't fare as well and are without power and trees are down so I am grateful I got by with just few broken tomatoes. So in addition to having over planted, I, being the novice gardener, thought caging my tomatoes would be enough...trip to the garden supply store for stakes is in my future.


From one extreme to another, nature just blows me away......

For today, back to the Y to sort and stow all our gear and then it will be pool time for me and my sister!   Life is rough........

3 comments:

Chris said...

I hope that you were able to get some rest. It is so frustrating to have nights like that.
I hope that you can salvage some of your garden. I think the deer took out some tomatoes yesterday :(

Catherine said...

Yep...been there, done that with the sleepless thing! Hope you make out okay with your tomatoes!

Deb said...

I have so many nights like what you described although I can't seem to fall asleep in the first place. Think I'm tired and then am laying in bed until three o'clock staring at the ceiling. But like you, I know I'd be frogging the next day if I did any stitching.

Hope that your tomatoes are okay!!