Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Keeping Busy...aka Are YOU Tired?

Busier now during this Covid 19 thing than I was before, this is an example of what a week looks like for me:

Walking/Hiking:  
Based on weather, I've been walking either solo or with a close friend several times a week.  Yes, when there is a "we" distance is a priority.  However, we do get to chat which makes the time fly in doing the 5 miles.






Gardening:
Discovering (thanks to yet another friend) a gentleman by the name of Jerry Baker, along with his homemade concoctions for cleaning/washing and fertilizing your gardens whether flowers, shrubs, or vegetables is making me relive my "wannbe scientist" days.   Speaking of veggies, I planted a few (potatoes, beets, scallions now and spinach will be put in later) in a raised bed, eliminating bending.  


Yard Work:
Just this morning, I dug up a small conifer that seemed to struggling ever since I brought the little thing home from a "walk/talk" about trees last year.  To my surprise, there were two small ones near it so I've decided that it represents my two children and myself.

Planted all the hanging pots with red, white purple and yellow Million Bells, which I love!  The Pres brought them home from the greenhouse along with 5 pots of lavender and some dianthus, which will be planted this week.  All the Dahlia tubers are in their favorite spot which is growing by leaps and bounds...:)

Picking up branches, small tree limbs I found a nice sunny spot that would be ideal Echinacea and Black Eyed Susan seed left from last year's deadheading.  Driving almost every day, I've taken over weed eating UNTIL MY NEW MOWER ARRIVES.  Yes, you heard me.  I am getting MY VERY OWN...WOOT!  WOOT! (Actually, it will be good for the Pres so I can take care of that task for him.)  

Ospreys:  

Both nests are doing well.  One female is sitting high, which usually indicates hatchlings, while at the other nest, the female is still sitting low.














Eagles:  
Although the nests are not mine to monitor, I was asked to visit two with a co-worker.  One nest has two chicks and the second nest has three, which I have never seen.  That discovery was super exciting!! 






Spring Cleaning:
Windows washed, screens in (no pix).   What I have left to tackle is to power wash the house.  However, that may not happen until we're done with tree pollen....oh well.  Routine housework while the Pres continues to drive almost daily.

Social Media:
Not much.  Why?  
I'm too flipping tired!!!

seeing, saying, sharing...

Keeping Busy...
aka Are YOU Tired?

with you and those at


11 comments:

Ann said...

Wow, you have been busy. I wish I could get half that much stuff done around here but by the time I get home from work I'm just too wiped out to do much of anything.

Lydia C. Lee said...

Busy is good in these times

Linda said...

Wow, you've been very active! It is so exciting about the eagles!

Florida Farm Girl said...

So happy to hear that you are busy with good things. Stay safe.

Karen said...

Kepping busy is a good thing!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

You have been busier than many if us, JP, well at least speaking for myself. We no longer have yard chores, so my only work is indoors and after awhile cleaning does get old, so I try not to overdue (and succeed). We will be starting back to walking in the large city park near the mill apt this holiday weekend As there’s nothing going on.

Rambling Woods said...

Busy JP...I too love million bells... glad the nests are doing well.. Michelle

betty-NZ said...

Your week looks busy! Congrats on your new mower! Happy to see you're keeping an eye on the birds, too.

I am so glad that you took the time to share your world at 'My Corner of the World' this week! Thanks!

Veronica Lee said...

Keeping busy amid these uncertain times is a good thing!

Happy Sunday!

Traveler In Me said...

Those are nice ways to spend time in a good way....... all of them are good stress busters.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Sounds like you're keeping very active despite the Lock Down / transition to partially Lock Downed. Three Bald Eagle hatchlings?! Yay! They have Osprey nest boxes at Hammonasset State Park, but I probably won't go there at all this year, due to the continued bathrooms closed due to covid-19 (but they're wasting tax payer money renting portable toilets, which defeats the purpose of closing the bathrooms!). I haven't gone hiking anywhere near my house, either. 2020 looks like it will be the year where nothing existed (no Saint Patrick's Day, no Easter, no Cinco de Mayo, no Memorial Day, etc.). Until face masks are no longer required, I'm erring on the side of caution, and continuing to limit my trips to essential ones only. :-(

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