I was surprised to see that it was forty degrees when I was going out with the dog. I put on an Under Armour sweatshirt and went out. It was just warm enough to make it okay.
Last night was one of the first bad nights I have had in a long time. I was queasy, ironically after having a telehealth moment with my doctor as I had to get refills for the meds I take. It was truly odd. I kind of felt feverish, but wasn’t, I kind of felt achy, but I don’t think I truly was. I could not get comfortable in bed and so wanted to get up and read and yet I was not comfortable enough to do so. I opened up the window as I was hot. I forced myself to stay in bed until 6:30 despite 5:00 AM seeming to be the time I wanted to get up. My three mile walk cleared my head and made me feel better.
The lawn in the back has never looked better. I wonder if it is because there are literally no kids ever playing back there. I miss the grandkids terribly, especially the younger two that we have not physically seen since November 28th of 2020. We finally got a phone call from them last week. That is a long story. Divorce is on the horizon. I feel bad for us but even more so for them as they spent so much time with us and this cannot be easy.
I went back to feed the fish and check on pond clarity to find the pump in the water all plugged up and gasping for air as its intakes were filled with leaves and such. I cleaned it and started putting tap water in as the pond is very low. This is the strangest spring ever; it is a good thing that I never moved forward with my plan for growing rice. Years ago, every spring I had trouble mowing my back lawn as it was under water. That problem has dissipated, little by little, but this spring it has not happened at all.
My plan to use grass to fill in empty lawn spots was the best ever and I am continuing to harvest grass.
My clematis are doing better, now that I removed the dead parts. I still am not sure what happened there.
I am installing a Ring camera so I can see the driveway better, given that one of our vehicles was keyed on malbor’s side. I am doing so for my sanity and stress levels.
I am happy that the hibiscus is okay, what with the cold weather this morning and the temps less than what I should have allowed for the plant.
Okay, soon to Zoom on this Cinco de mayo.