Sunshine and Schedules

Happy April, my friends! My goodness time flies. I actually kind of forgot I had a blog in the midst of all this Covid-19 business.

Thankfully, the sun is shining and warming the earth, and spring is in full swing now. As for the virus, well, I don’t know. My mom is high risk and my immune system has been fighting off that allergic reaction, so it’s weakened. I’m taking my vitamins, eating fairly healthy, and only going out if necessary. Mom goes out on the porch to catch some sunshine. Since we live in a rural area, it’s mostly quiet with little traffic. I have to go to the city to shop though.

On the bright side, I took this time to plant a flower bed. It took me a couple of hours, 20 cubic feet of soil, and now I’m waiting. I planted a whole box of marigold seeds. They are so pretty and they repel bugs. I planted a bunch of other seeds too, but I can’t remember what. I’m praying for a cheerful flower bed that the whole neighborhood can get a smile from.

I’ve also taken time to work on my cross-stitching. The crosses are done, and I’m now working on details. Back stitch, stem stitch and French knots. It’s a lot of work, but I feel like I’m accomplishing something.

In other news, our neighbor’s cat had her kittens on our front porch, right on our welcome mat. Seven kittens in total, but we lost three. One was stillborn (he looked like he may have had some respiratory deformities), and the other two were killed by tomcats. I’ll assume that they were both male kittens since that’s usually the ones the tomcats go after. The other four were cute as buttons, but they’ve all disappeared. The evidence suggests humans are the culprits so I’m going to say the neighbor came and got them.

The allergic reaction is slowly going away. I was fairly itchy a couple of days ago, but I had spent quite a bit of time outside in the grass laying down fire ant killer. We have a real issue with them this year. Since our house is surrounded by Bradford pear trees and pine trees, I’m assuming that allergies to them were the culprits of my itching that time. The switch to the new laundry detergent has really helped a ton. I’ve also scaled back on the spicy food and that helps as well.

Honestly, that’s been my life. Just enjoying life and getting things done at home. We’ve caught up on the mail shredding, we donated some appliances we don’t need or use, and I’ve reorganized my dresser to be more efficient. It’s an interesting time to be alive, but it’s a good time to be alive. Take this opportunity to enjoy the simple things. Maybe try to grow a veggie or fruit. If it works and you have enough, share with your neighbors. Back in the World Wars, people had what’s called victory gardens. They’d grow fruits and veggies and share with each other so money could be saved for other things. People helping people. That’s what we should be doing.

That’s my update for now. I still haven’t decided whether or not to make a YouTube channel. My computer is old enough that it doesn’t have a webcam, so I’d probably have to use my phone to make videos. I’m still mulling over that. For now, I’ll try to remember to write. Until next time, stay healthy my friends! 🤗

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