I went out to the patio yesterday and cut back the mint and lemon balm. These two plants were starting to get tall and spindly in their various containers they’d come up in.
They were overwhelming the hostas, the irises, a lamb’s ear plant and a small butterfly bush that is only about a foot tall.
Once I started snipping I just kept going until I had hacked down about a foot of the mint and lemon balm.
This plant came back from last year. I think it is maybe a ground cover, but I can’t for the life of me remember what it’s called.
Do you know what it is? Is it a form of Vinca?
I found this little ceramic lamb container at my local grocery store a few weeks ago. It’s a perfect spot for holding my kitchen sponge.
Ivy is spellbound by the whirring of the ceiling fan. She is such a curious cat and everything has to be checked out.
I think it’s so cute when Charlie sleeps this way. With his two front paws in front of him and his two back legs behind him.
I started a book on my Kindle by Jennifer Weiner. I haven’t read any books written by her in a long time.
Mrs. Everything is a journey from the 1950s to the present as two sisters navigate a changing America over the course of their lives.
Just before I began reading that book I finished “The Rumor” by Leslie Kara. I believe it was her first novel, and if so it was a great start out of the gate for her.
I often finish one book at night and begin another and typically finish it the next night. Lately I’ve found many great ebooks on Netgalley.
In other news I came across this cleaning recipe on Pinterest. I no longer use bleach, but this substitute has to smell better.
Sadly, I think the doves have abandoned their nest. I haven’t seen them in well over 24 hours. I googled mourning doves and read that sometimes they do this.
Nathan looked and there are two eggs in the nest. Several days ago he had tried to get a little bit closer to take a photo of one of the doves in the nest. Maybe that’s what scared them off. Online it said there are many reasons why they sometimes do abandon a nest.
So I guess you just let the eggs remain in the nest? Or do you throw them away? How sad to have to do away with them though. But it’s not like I can recruit a bird to come sit on the eggs.
In other Nathan news he kept his two sons all this week while their mother went out of state. The oldest just turned 3 and the youngest is about to turn 2.
The other night they were busy little boys. While Nathan thought they were sleeping next to him (he’s afraid they’ll fall off his bed so he sleeps in their room with them), they let the puppy out of her kennel. Then they climbed up furniture till they were able to reach a whole package of Twizzlers, then ate them all.
Can you imagine the sugar high brought on by a whole package of candy with two boys that young?
Then they proceeded to stick Q-tips in Nathan’s nose while he slept. He is a deep sleeper.
When he woke up, sleepy and unaware of the Q-tips, he breathed in and got a nose bleed from all the Q-tips they’d poked in.
After all that activity, when it was time to get them ready for daycare, they were sound asleep from all the nighttime fun they’d had.
Their mother came back yesterday, so I imagine Nathan will be resting this weekend. And probably cleaning his apartment after spending the week with the boys.