My Week: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

It’s been another of those weeks. I haven’t gotten to bed on time a single night and I’m about ready to call it a day and hit the hay. That rhymes. Woohoo. I probably lost a whole night’s worth of shuteye AGAIN. This has got to stop!

Last Sunday, of course I did some laundry. It’s my Sunday routine but that time, I had both a washer and dryer that work and it was so nice. I’ve washed a load here and there since but it isn’t as exciting as it was the first few days. DD and I had our weekly visit but we may not tomorrow. She’s otherwise occupied.

Monday was back to work and it was the same old same old for the most part. Tuesday was, too. Wednesday, I got off a little early and went to Wally World and grocery shopped. I hate doing that but the produce guy helped me tremendously. Those fellows earn every penny they make.

Thursday, it was raining off and on. As I headed toward the mountain, here was my view:

Driving into clouds

When I checked the rain gauge, it showed 1″ and it was surely welcome.

Yesterday, I put in my usual time and came home to collapse. Last night, I got to bed earlier but it still wasn’t when I was supposed to. I had strange dreams about a scorpion sort of critter that I had caught and was holding while DD went to get a jar to put it in. It managed to slip from my grasp and skitter away. I thought, “I’ll have to wear shoes wherever I go in the house.” When I was making the bed, there was a brown house spider on Mother’s little comforter. I took it outside and it was no longer a house spider.

The church was almost comfortable today but I had to put my jacket on, eventually. I’d forgotten that I was to play the piano today and the pianist was at the organ. I’m ‘way out of my comfort zone doing that and it shows. The missed/wrong notes kept piling up. I think I’m going to let her know that if she wants to play the organ, she can play the organ but I won’t be at the piano. That doesn’t give me much of a break at all.

Church service was overly long. The pastor said that being ordained released him from clock watching. I caught myself resting my eyes now and then.

This afternoon, I went out to get some tomatoes for my supper and showed my neighbor how the plants are loaded. I asked him to PLEASE help me eat them. The regular tomatoes have blossom end rot but the cherries are beautiful. There are so many, even the stinkbugs are having a hard time hitting each one.

Cherry tomatoes

Here I am. I won’t make it again tonight but I don’t have to get up at 4:30 a.m., either. This is where I bid one and all a good night.

6 Responses to My Week: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

  1. Mary Jane July 24, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    Jerry Baker, the gardening expert, says that for blossom end rot crush up 2 Tums tablets per plant and use them around each plant when you water them. He says it worked for a neighbor. Hope it will work for you!

    • Tommie July 24, 2011 at 10:48 am #

      Tums have calcium. I don’t have Tums. Never need ’em. Wonder if watering them with calcium carbonate would do just as well?

  2. Mary Jane July 24, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    I don’t know, but it might be worth an investment in Tums (or a generic) to save the ‘maters!

    • Tommie July 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

      I found this while Googling:

      “Keep the plants well watered – When the soil around tomato plants dries out, a serious problem results. Calcium, one of the handful of minerals needed by all plants to grow, is absorbed by the plant’s roots along with water. If water is limited, so is calcium. The result is blossom-end rot, a brown, dry, leathery spot found on the bottom of fruit. Don’t be fooled by magic remedies that promise to fix this. Special fertilizers, egg shells or a Tums tablet placed next to the plant won’t make a difference. Only water will make the difference. So make sure your soils don’t dry out and use mulch to help conserve moisture.”

      Sounds like it’s water that does the trick. We’ve had lots of hot dry weather lately. It’s raining now!

  3. Mary Jane July 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Glad you’re getting rain–we’re not. Hope the moisture will save the tomatoes. I’ve also heard that once blossom end rot starts there is no hope for them.

    • Tommie July 24, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

      It’s rained off and on all day today. It was sprinkling when I was visiting with my neighbor early this morning. If there’s no hope, I’m still inundated with the cherry variety. Two plants have ripe ones and three have green ones starting to get ripe.

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