It’s been a glorious three days off in a row, but I have to admit that it is time for me to get back to work. As much as I love my down time, if it lasts for too long, I find that I am antsy to be doing something, almost anything. I, thankfully, didn’t experience that at all during the last few days and was able to just enjoy the free time. This morning, I feel ready to go, which is nice, especially since I have been feeling completely discontent with having to be at work a lot lately.
I’m going to need to throw out some feelers this week. This coming paycheck is looking a bit too skinny for comfort. If I remember correctly, September was pretty slow last year, too. This is one of the things I really don’t like about what I am doing. There is never the comfort of knowing exactly what each check is going to look like until I’m in the middle of a pay period. For someone who loves things to be without gray areas, this is a major gray area.
I haven’t had to water my garden much lately due to the rains. I walked my garden this morning to determine whether or not I needed to water since the rain has been minimal the last day or two. The need is borderline so I think I will wait until this evening to water.
Everything in the garden is beginning to get that Fall look to it. This is not to say that my sunflowers aren’t still attempting to push out as many blooms as possible. My tallest one, not a Mammoth, has 13 blooms on it and about 20 unopened buds.
The Mammoths have started blooming over the last couple of weeks. Every time I see a new Mammoth bloom, I remember how much I truly love them. Though the head on my Mammoths this year aren’t as big as they should be, they still hold the same appeal for me.
I need to research how to winter some of my plants since I will be needing to do that very soon and I grew a number of things that I have never grown before. Do I need to pull up that one because the bulbs will not survive the winter? Do I cut that one down to the ground or leave a foot of so of plant? Do I cover that one with leaves or something? Do I just leave that one alone? I’ve learned most of my gardening skills from trial and error and last-minute research. Since I am a hands-on learner, this has been the best way for me to understand how to garden.
My tattoo is healing quite nicely. The “molting” part started this morning. I woke up, went to go clean my tattoo, and saw that it had a fuzzy appearance to it. I hate this part of the tattoo healing process. It’s so gross. The upside is that the “molting” means it’s almost done healing. YAY!!
Well, I need to load the Jeep with the things I am going to need for today and get myself ready to go. Lance will be back with the dogs soon. We have a long day ahead of us. Have a wonderful, beauty filled day, Everyone!