Sigh. Sorry to burden y'all like that. We just found out.
Now to switch gears as abruptly as the evening news: I took the pic above out front this morning. My first Sunflower of the season! Another will be open tomorrow. I have to check my seed packets because these don't look like Mammoth's but then again given the weather up through the 3rd week of July I'm not seeing blooms from seeds I expected to. The ones I expected to see haven't shown yet and probably won't!
The Beef Steak Tomato plants out front look 3errible & the one has fruit but they're not forming normal. (The one out back is at least 4 feet tall! Waiting for 2 huge tom's to ripen).
Perennials: My Black & Brown Eyed Susans haven't appeared this year and my Ice Plant barely came back at all. My Sungold Butterfly Bush died completely.
My Zucchini and Pumpkin vines are all but dead. I didn't even get 1 Zuke and now I won't get any Pumpkins! Apparently, neither like an overly cool, rainy, dim start to their growing seasons and boy did we have more than our usual share of that all this Spring into Summer! Ah well, nest year I'll try them again! I'm disappointed, yes, but that just means more trips on Friday's to the Farmer's Market downtown, through October, which I don't mind.
Though I was pretty tired yesterday (as I mentioned in my prev. post), I did feel a little better. I pushed my luck today I think: I didn't know it was getting so hot & humid today and early (not forecasted the day before yesterday) and I didn't go out front to water the flowers & tomato's until well after 10am. Had I not stayed out there to also Miracle Grow all the containers after watering, I may have been better off. I didn't feel so good after I finished so I layed down for a bit, drank a lot of water and tea. Had I also not run out to Target & Food Town with Vic, I may have been better off! As soon as we walked out of Food Town, I felt the pouding start on top of my head. Needless to say I got a nasty migraine - the kind which is Worse when you lay down!!! I HATE those.
Vic was really good to me. (He doesn't always have the best bedside manner). He massaged my back, shoulders & head to try to relax me. He held me and comforted me when I got upset. (I almost always do when I get a migraine. I know, crying isn't the best idea at that given time, but it's the kind of pain that pushes me to the brink and I can't help it). He reassured me when I talked of my fears about my health. Made me smile with his loving words & stupid jokes. Checked on me every 10 minutes if he wasn't in the bedroom (which woke me every time but that's alright). Cooked dinner (again).
I don't know if I could have made it this far had I not met Vic.
We didn't make the flashlite tour of the Fort this evening but that's alright. We'll do it another time. (They offer the free tours often throughout the year). I pushed my luck enough for one day!