Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Blueberry Summer?

Not so much. My poor blueberry bushes aren't doing well. I wonder if they are just done completely. The one in the front is completely dead now. From what? Nary a clue. The bumper crop we got last year is not repeating itself. DH picked a couple pints to take to his sister's house and there isn't much left. Not sure if I should get him to plant a couple more bushes or just forget it. It's getting to be too hot and too hard for me to go out there and pick. I don't know.
 DH has taken a couple days off from my nagging and bitching companionship. He's gone off to visit his family. Ah.

The heat and humidity is on it's way once again. I did so like the few days in respite. I can see the air already, ugh.

I can't seem to find my marbles beads. I thought I wanted to string some up for a faux curtain in here. I have a full tote of them - I thought were in the closet. Been dragging 'stuff' out of the closet and haven't found them yet. Thought I'd terminate each strand with a silver charm. I found the charms - most of them anyway. I really could use a strong boy to help me haul all this 'stuff' out of here. I can't seem to coerce get DH interested in helping me.

What an opportunity, no DH to distract me ... I'd love to get a few 'projects' done while he's gone. Thing is, the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Biggest thing happening this afternoon is a nice nap after I drag another tote or two out of the closet. Sigh ...

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  1. A nap sounds perfect. Take things slowly.im sure Yu will find what your ur looking for eventually

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    1. I just wish I could haul most of this 'stuff' to the dump and only keep the good 'stuff.' It would make it a lot easier to find what I want. :/

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  2. Too bad about your blueberries, perhaps just ripping out the dead one will spur the others on to live and thrive? Or you could find out by the roots if the dead one has a soil borne disease. Do the plants have a "shelf life" after which time they should be replaced?
    I remember bead curtains from long ago, and when I moved here I wanted one for the bedroom doorway, but could only find string curtains, which worked well until I brought home kitten Angel and he played with them.

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    1. Am I reading that right? Threaten them? LOL! I did notice the second blueberry bush has some issues now, maybe some kind of poison in the ground? We don't use Round-up or any of those, but ...
      I just want to make a half curtain for on the window. No grand plans on one for the doorway.

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  3. I hope you find your tote of beads. That's a great project for a hot day. I have fond memories of the beaded curtains I used to have. They were crystal and so pretty when the sun showed through them. But they were too 'girlie' when I had to share space with Don.

    Love your touches of humor in this blog.

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    1. That's my aim - to have the sun shining on them. :-)

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    2. Like prisms! You'll have rainbows on the opposite wall :)

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  4. The humidity is the killer, it takes away my will to do anything interesting.

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    1. It does do that. Am not looking forward to tomorrow. :(

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  5. Isn't it nice from time to time if you have the house to yourself and you can play, craft, read or just look outside without anyone bothering you. I think that is part of way I love living alone.

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  6. I would love a good blueberry bush, perhaps it is just a bad year and they will make a comeback next year.

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    1. I don't think so. One bush is dead, no resurrection possible. Not sure about the other two. We'll prune in the fall and wait to see next spring ...

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  7. I am in disposal mood. There's stuff in drawers that I'll never want or use again. It all needs to go. Maybe your beads will turn up when you least expect it.

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    1. I am in a bit of disposal mood too, only I need somebody to do the toting. Have the 'stuff' in that closet could go to the landfill ... Good luck with your tossing and dispersal!

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  8. Ugh, those bushes which produce, and then don't. Here, it's hydrangeas. :-(

    Ahhhhhhh yessssssssss!!!! "I know I have something, but where did I put it????" The (or one of the) banes of being a "Woman of a certain Age." And a man of such, too.

    Where in helllllllll did I put this-or-that??!!??!!?? >,-))))))

    Take another nap. And maybe, try again. Or maybe not. After all, you said the heat/humidity it coming, and you can "see the air." Maybe just let the pulling-boxes-out-business, go....

    Luna Crone

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    1. Found the tote! It's in the very back corner of the closet, behind several real heavy totes. Now, just to find a place where I can stack all that other and get the beads out!

      Then I'll take a nap. ;-)

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  9. Sorry about your blueberries. Do they maybe take a rest after a banner year? Closets can be a !@$% and so difficult to find stuff. Then you find something you forgot you had and have to spend time checcking it out. And so it goes, at least for me.

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    1. The one bush is dead, the others, it's hard to tell.
      I did find some things I should be using now, like the safety bar for the bathroom, granny pads, and my little hot water bottle! Good stuff! :-)

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  10. You are always busy getting into something.... yea we are so enjoying these cooler temps but the heat is on it's way soon. Enjoy the better temps while you can :-)

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  11. Ha Ha. Loved the scratched out words.
    Did you get the frost after the early warming then buckets of rain in May and June?
    That's what I'm blaming the loss of our azalea blooms on.

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    1. We got that frost, but not hard enough to do in the figs, let alone the blueberries. Nope that bush looked sickly already last fall, I thought it had been stepped on during picking and hoped it would recuperate. :/

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  12. when you get overwhelmed a good nap works well, the heat and humidity does take a toll and could be part of the problem with the blueberries, we have had a lot of triple digits here but not the humidity that you get, needless to say our plants are puny also.

    hope you can get some of your projects done, at least you know where your marbles are now... I mean beads :)

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    1. I do like my naps, haha. Sorting the 'stuff' in that tote now ...is kinda like Christmas.

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