Yesterday afternoon I planted the plants I picked up last week from Woodward park that they were selling for local vendors. I will give two to my daughter.
I planted them in one of the two new garden containers I ordered from Amazon.
I was going to plant them yesterday morning but someone had their music turned up too loud for me to want to go out there. Now that most everyone is at home, that is just something else to deal with.
I was told that everyone is in the same boat and want to enjoy the outdoors. Well I want to as well. But I’d like to be able to hear the birds chirp and be in my zen place while I plant.
Someone like me should really live out in the country, but that is not a feasible option.
I received two more bags of potting soil from Amazon and will plant the two types of lettuce seeds today in the other new container I ordered.
I planted cucumber, tomato and pepper seeds in three of the big green pots I already had.
My older daughter’s boyfriend’s brother (that was a mouthful) got laid off from his chef job because it is an indoor restaurant. He’s trying to get a business going at home cooking for people who place orders.
Kendra, my older daughter, is placing orders with him. And so I am going to as well. He doesn’t have it all figured out yet. He’d like to have a food truck, which has been a very popular alternative to restaurants in the past few years.
She brought me my first meal, which was shepherd’s pie, on Tuesday and I’ve eaten it two nights in a row and have one more serving to freeze. I’d never eaten shepherd’s pie. It was delicious.
Last night was supposed to be fish, but he wasn’t going to have it ready until 6 – 6:30 and I don’t like to eat that late.
This morning she will bring me the fish and possibly another meal. I’d like to order meals for about three nights a week.
I have ordered a batch of plastic TV dinner containers to give to my daughter to give to him to put my meals in. I bought it here.
This item is evidently very popular because there was only 1 left.
Soon he will have a menu so that will make things easier. I told my daughter to just order whatever she orders.
I have been getting glimpses of Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal lately. I tried to snap a photo of the mister. I waited and waited but he wouldn’t leave the tree leaves so I could get a clear shot of him. So the one below is a bit fuzzy.
Everything is greening up so nicely outside. I’ll have an iris or two in a day or so. And yellow roses. There are buds on the rose bush.
I am waiting a bit, then plan to order some annual flower plants from my nursery. They have closed and gone online, much like everyone else who is adapting their business.
I typically pick up those kinds of plants, annuals and a few herbs, on April 15th in a normal season. But of course there is nothing normal about our current situation.
The world is changing so much so quickly. Popular restaurants that don’t have drive thrus have closed indefinitely. While many businesses have adapted quite well.
If you don’t have a Facebook page in your community where people are helping one another to find businesses reaching out to serve needs, then I suggest you might want to start one.
There are all sorts of services and references where Tulsans are finding food, etc. that is hard to find. Restaurants putting notices there that now have pick up and delivery, etc.
There are also services like plumbing and landscaping and most anything you need letting people know that they will come to their home.
It is nice to help one another through this difficult time and get to know even more about businesses I didn’t know about. And especially home grown businesses.
The Facebook page here in Tulsa has been invaluable. For those of you in the Tulsa area who want a FB Invite to the one here, shoot me an email and I will invite you to join.
It is called Stand Up to COVID 19 – Support Local Tulsa Business.
Soon I will have prescriptions to pick up at the pharmacy. Luckily it is drive thru.
And in a bit I will go out to pick Charlie up from his weekly acupuncture appointment. It is now curbside service too and the techs who come to your car wear masks.
To the person who commented yesterday that I might not be giving Ivy enough canned food, I did read the article you linked and also plan to call the vet to get his input.
Ivy does not like to eat more than about a tablespoon at one time. If I give her more she won’t eat it. Maybe I just need to also give her a tablespoon here and there throughout the day.