It’s the time of year in Memphis when you don’t dare stand still outdoors, lest you end up covered in that powdery-green finery known as pollen much like this car:
Between the air outside and the remodeling paint fumes, this has been the toughest year ever for me, allergy-wise. I think the worst is behind me, though, and we have a nice little thundershower going on just now, which should help clear the air.
I did manage to quickly get my summer crops planted: 2 tomatoes, a cucumber, and a bell pepper. As a fledgling gardener with limited prepared space, I thought it prudent to start small. (That tippy toe thing, again.) I also bought a new rose bush: Zepherine Drouhin, an old bourbon rose from the late 1800s.
Mine doesn’t look quite like this, and most likely won’t this year, but maybe next year or the one after.
Beyond that, I finished painting two rooms, completed the first-of-the-year lawn mowing, and napped a lot. You wouldn’t think sniffling would tire a girl out so much, but I’ve been pretty zonked. Still, I’ve managed to burn 500-600 extra calories per day and that’s what I needed. (Say, I wonder if sneezing burns extra cals?)
Anyway, I’m waaaay behind on reading blogs, having just managed a few each day this week, but I’m hopeful I can be back on track by the end of the week. *fingers crossed for return to routine!*
I hope Spring is being kind to you ( if you’re under allergy attack, know that my sympathies are with you!), and that you’re getting to enjoy some warmer (cleaner) air. Are you planning a garden? Looking forward to the farmer’s market? Practicing safe tanning? How are you celebrating Spring (or Autumn for folks south)?