Yesterday, though I watered four times, the petunias in those tall brown stands looked burned up by afternoon.
This morning they have rebounded a little, but I doubt they can overcome that much stress.
I will have to rethink what I plant next year. Because I put a lot of money and effort into what I planted this year only to be able to enjoy some of the plants just over a month.
This is the first daisy to bloom in the galvanized tub. They are so pretty. I hope I can keep them from dying and enjoy them awhile.
The other daisies that came up are blooming too.
I don’t recall the heat being so bad this early in June. The first week of June!
I just don’t have enough shade. When I moved here there were two other trees and now I have only one that hangs over from another yard.
Some of you mentioned getting a sun sail (I think that’s what they’re called) or a patio umbrella. And I’ve looked at them online and thought about ordering them.
But the problem is that I would still have to have something heavy to hold down the base of an umbrella. And I don’t have the strength to drag sand bags from the store to put out there. And I haven’t really been to anything but the grocery store in the past months.
The problem with getting a sun sail is that the fence wood is pretty old. The poles that hold wood fences are usually thick. But from my side of the fence, I don’t see any thick poles. So I don’t know that what is there would hold the hardware that you need to hold the sun sail in place.
In other news I had ordered one of those 23andme kits to check my ancestry. I paid an extra $100 to get possible medical traits and to see what I was a carrier of, etc. What I got yesterday emailed to me was kind of disappointing for the sum total of $200.
But Kendra had mentioned that since she was adopted by Kasi’s dad when she was a toddler just after we got married, and since I know little about my background, she didn’t really have much to go on for ancestry and health traits.
So I thought I should at least see what I could find out for her on my side.
My DNA suggested that 73.8% of my ancestry is British & Irish. 10.1% was French and German. And the remaining 2.4% was Spanish and Portuguese.
There was nothing remarkable in the health report and I didn’t seem to be a carrier for anything that would affect my daughters.
I didn’t get a thing done on my decorating project yesterday and don’t know if I’ll have the energy to do much today. Not getting enough sleep is really wearing on me. I can barely keep my eyes open yet I cannot nap during the day.
Even as a child I was never able to take a nap. I think I’ve always been hyper-vigilant and that plays a factor in my being able to sleep.
I will get things done as quickly as I can. I’m waiting for a couple of things I ordered right now anyway.
Someone, or I think several of you maybe, suggested that I give Charlie something to help him sleep at night. Well the vet prescribed Melatonin and Trazadone a long time ago. I give him a dose of each one every night.
Plus last night I went ahead and gave him a dose of the hydrocodone syrup he takes to help him stop coughing. Still he wakes up nearly every hour or every other hour.
So I will not be driving today. I’m not about to endanger others when I’m this tired.