The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors
halfshellvenus

It's the night before Mother's Day

and tomorrow will be strange. It'll be the first without any kids at home, which is a tough adjustment. This empty nest situation is for the birds!

I spent some time looking around Amazon for potential gift ideas to send to the kids, including a hedgehog statue for the garden (gads, but Amazon's interpretation of search terms is aggravating). I stumbled across all sorts of items for fairy gardens and dollhouses/ miniature gardens, which I didn't know was even a thing! There were some of those at the plant nursery last week too, but who knew it was so widespread? Also, hedgie-themed planters. And at the other end of the scale, a figurine for about $55. Boy, for that kind of money, I want a certified Rodin replica!

We're in the process of re-landscaping parts of the garden, to replace the plants that died when the big shade trees had to be removed. I so miss Capitol Nursery, which went under near the end of the recession. We're left with some smaller nurseries and a larger one with little variety, and none of them is as willing to special-order as Capitol was. In Sacramento, our challenges are the hot sun and finding plants that bloom in the summer (since that's about half of the year here). And on the flip side, avoiding things that can't take freezing temperatures. :O Plus... when the guidelines say "full sun," is that Sacramento sun? Because it's pretty horrific....

Still working on my post-surgery exercise, which has really been hard on my feet. The plantar fasciitis is looming, but the blisters alone would be bad enough. Yikes. Just 2-3 weeks and I should be able to ease back into bicycling, and ideally will be able to add in some elliptical training rather than pavement pounding.

Can't stay awake, so I'll close this for now. Happy Mid-May to one and all.

Tags: hedgies, me, my_kids, random
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