I hope you are all doing well.
I've been fairly busy as usual as I'm helping build a house and picking out paints, looking at bathroom and kitchen cabinet design, water connections, electric connections and building flower boxes to set outside the kitchen window and gaze at flowers. It is a lot of work looking for design ideas and figuring out everything from scratch on a budget.
I am also busy trying to keep my little garden growing. It has been very hot for several days.
|I found this guy in the bird bath on the hottest day so far. I don't know if he was trying to get cool or if he had fallen into the water from the tree above.|
My garden soil is of mixed health. There are parts where I need to water a lot because the soil doesn't hold the water for long. This is the area where the vegetables are planted.
There are other areas where I've over watered and see I've drowned a few anenome plants that were not that hardy. I also have a few seedlings I started a few weeks ago that need to go into the ground but I haven't had the time or energy to plant them. Maybe tomorrow.
My vegetables are doing fairly well. But I've discovered there are lots of tiny holes my cabbage leaves. Last night I looked up the problem on line and see the holes are made by cabbage loopers eating the leaves. But I haven't caught any of them in the act yet and I'm not quite sure what to do about it as I don't want to use any chemicals. I will have to do a bit more research.
The petunias I planted just the other day are starting to flower already and the geraniums are doing well too. The pansies easily wilt under the hot sun and need some good watering and deadheading on a regular basis.
I've also been busy trying to get the blood glucose under control. I have been doing my very best for years and it doesn't seem to make much difference to my average blood sugar levels which are slowly rising. The doctor now has me on another drug and I'm cautiously optimistic that it is going to work. I should have a better idea in a few weeks time.
I made a nice Greek dinner recently just for something different. I had a rack of lamb in the freezer that I had been saving and wanted to use it before it got too old. I didn't get a good photo of the lamb but didn't much like it anyway. I prefer lamb in a stew.
|Roasted Greek Potatoes (garlic and lemon)|
|Homemade Tzadziki (cucumber) sauce & toasted pita bread|
I went to the eye doctor for my annual check up the other day. I was relieved to discover that my eye sight had not deteriorated even more. There is a new optometrist I was booked in with. She is a young and bright doctor and gave me some new contact lens to try. They are for presbyopia and can eliminate the need for reading glasses on top of contact lens. I'm trying them for a month and have to see her again at the end of the week to see how things are going. I think the prescription still needs a bit of tweaking.
Well that is what is going on in my world this week. I'll be by to read about your week.
Joining in with Our World Tuesday this week and I Heart Macro.