Monday, March 6, 2017

It's over now

Victoria and Mercy Street are done for now. :(  I feel a little like when all the company leaves and there's an empty space where they had been. Sigh ... Now what? I guess they have a new show coming this fall about Vietnam, but that's not until the fall. They say we will get some more Doc Martin - next month, maybe. I don't see it on the schedule yet.

DH has tomorrow night off, it's the only night off for the week. It's just enough to really mess him up. Today, he actually got a full 6 1/2 hours sleep, which is the max he can get right now. I believe next weekend will be the clock change. That messes us up enough without this night shift. When I mentioned it to him, he swore. I think he could be hoping to see a lay-off slip. 

The peach trees are blooming. They aren't as pretty as usual, maybe that hard frost got to them. The flowering crab has a few blossoms. I don't know if it was affected or it's just starting. We'll see. The woods are looking more and more hazy every day. I would say, spring is on its way, ready or not. Brad still hasn't been parked in the garage and has that odd green powder on it. Noses are running, eyes itching - time to buy some Zyrtec.

The lavender leaves are kind of curling and looking dried. I think the dirt booster is a little too much for it. Mumble, mumble ... I may end up having to discard it and put in regular potting soil. Good thing it's right next to the window, I can just bail it out without having to carry it out in a bucket, if I have to change it.

All for tonight, I'm heading for bed as soon as I potty the dogs, feed the cat, and lock the doors. G'night all.

 

 

23 comments:

  1. Still waiting for the leaves to change here.
    Looking forward to our autumn here. So over this hot weather
    Sleep well xx

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    1. But, but, but the summer went by so fast! :)

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  2. The daffodils are opening here, a good sign and one we could do with. The rain is taking a break right now but it will be back, they say. I love the apprehension that spring is almost here.

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    1. They are blooming here, too, well across the road, anyway. :)

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  3. I wish we had signs of spring coming. Just when I think it's going to happen we get snow again. Going to be a bad allergy season this year with all the warm ups followed by snow and back and forth.

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    1. Well, at least your allergy season won't be as long as ours ... :-)

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  4. Night shifts are unnatural and evil. Period.

    Humans evolved, awake in the day and asleep in the dark night.

    It's also unhealthy. It stresses the body.

    And now, less than a week, to so-called daylight savings time! Another evil thing. and stupid. And I'd swear too, if I was him. I hate it, even not working.

    I am determined to continue to live-by-the-sun. The only need for a *clock,* is for a doctor's appointment, or hair appointment. Grumble, grumble, grumble....

    I'm with your husband!!!!

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    1. Night shifts are for owls and weasels, I agree. :)

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  5. HAHA...I hate it when I have a show I like and it comes to the end of the season. So hard to wait for the next season. Six hours sleep, wow, I have to have so much more than that! Bless his heart. I checked my lavender yesterday, I have two bunches and they are just not starting to come alive after the winter. Hang in there, it might come back.

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    1. Were your lavender in a pot or in the ground? That could be the difference, I hope it perks up for you.

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  6. The spring time change messes with me as well and I don't have the "night shift" and long hours in play as DH does. That has to be a triple threat to mess up sleep periods.

    I haven't watched the last Mercy Street episode yet but it is recorded. I haven't been watching Victoria but it looks interesting.

    Our flowering trees look weak this year as well. The warm weather had them flower but the back to cold snap didn't do them any favors.

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    1. Mercy Street had some moments I'm sure you'll enjoy!

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  7. Sorry to hear your lavender isn't doing well. Is it a cutting or did you buy a potted plant? I usually find it's best to leave a bought potted plant to acclimatise in the spot you want it before you replant. I don't know about cuttings. We have a different climate and mine usually just grew when I did them.

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    1. It was a nursery plant in a falling apart peat pot. I had to plant it in my big planter.

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    2. if the peat pot was falling apart it was probably way overdue for potting up. Possibly some of the roots had died. I'd suggest pulling it up, rinse all soil off the roots, then trim those as well as giving the top branches a bit of a trim. Replant in fresh soil or potting mix with some sort of growth booster added, like Seasol, or Maxigro, what ever you have there, but at half strength until you see new growth. I'd also suggest not buying things that are in falling apart pots next time.

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    3. The peat pot was overly saturated and was manhandled in the process of DH getting it home. I am considering taking it out, trimming it, and replanting. Thanks, River!

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    4. That explains a lot, lavenders don't like to be too wet, sounds like this one almost drowned.

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  8. I missed Victoria but love Doc Martin. Although I'm not sure if I would want him as my doctor.

    Popped over here from Having Coffee with Peppy.

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    1. I've had that thought about Doc Martin, myself, lol. Thanks for the visit, you're welcome any time!

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  9. Nothing blooming here, and actual we had to snow squawk come though...not happy about it...Can't do a thing about the weather.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Nope, nothing we can do about the weather.

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  10. I sat on my deck and watched a chickadee flying in and out of a dead tree hole today. I guess she/he was taking things in to make it more comfortable. I love to watch the birds jumping around, playing and flying all over.

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    1. Great pictures! The chickadees haven't graced my yard in some time. They are such sweet little things.

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