Every morning and evening when I get down on my yoga mat to stretch to try to keep sciatica at bay, Ivy brings me a green swirly toy. She has all colors, but for some reason she always brings me a green one.
I suppose she figures if I’m down on the floor anyway, I might as well play fetch with her. And so I do. She will run after it, pick the swirly toy up with her paw and put it into her mouth. Then she brings it back to me and either drops it in front of me or puts it into my hand. And away we go.
I’ve been painting a piece of furniture on a piece of vinyl in the living room, so she delicately winds her way around it to find her swirly toy. Ivy is one smart cat. And a real character to boot.
I’ve been tying up the many long branches of my tomato plant to keep it off the ground. You can see jute entwined within the plant below.
This tomato plant is just a few inches from being 6 feet tall now. I’ve never had a tomato plant grow this tall. But then I’ve never planted cherry tomatoes before.
I ran out of trellis-like material to tie up veggies so I resorted to dragging some garden art over and using it to tie the cucumber to.
It’s kind of wacky looking but it does the job.
The cucumber plant grows very quickly and twines around anything within reach. If I have to move the pot it’s in, I’ll have to move the garden art right along with it because now they are conjoined.
The cucumber came up in a pot I had planted flowers in. But it was determined and grew up through the flowers. So did a tomato plant in a pot close to it.
Amazing how tenacious these plants can be.
I love to see zinnias blooming, although I have no idea where this pink came from. The seeds I bought were yellow and purple.
Zinnias are hardy annual plants that, in my opinion, give you a lot of bang for your buck.
Below is Charlie waiting in my chair for me to do whatever I got up to do.
I’m still working away on my project. The paint I ordered has been delayed, but it will all get finished soon.
The living room is an obstacle course with things out of place to accommodate my painting. I tried dragging the piece of furniture outside, but it’s just too heavy to keep doing that.
There’s not much point of my doing stretches to help my sciatica if I’m going to lift pieces of furniture, I keep telling myself.
I will be glad when things are back in place because I don’t like disorder. And Ivy finds too many things to drag away and hide when I’ve got things everywhere and out of place.
If you drop something on the floor that Ivy can manage to pick up, it is gone before you can even reach down to pick it up. Off she will go to put it in some hidey hole of hers.