Part 2: 2022 Garden – The Garden is Taking Off!

I have been waiting this year to post. I’m learning I get impatient, so I post even though I should wait. This year…I waited. My mother always told me, “patience is a virtue.” 2022 Garden Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce New Garden Trellis for Bush Beans 2022 Tomatoes Up Close & Personal Tomatoes Seeing all the [...]

Part 1: 2022 Garden – The Beginning

It is a blessing to be able to plant a garden. The planning, the seedling starts, the anticipation of waiting to plant. After the final frost it is time to plant! Every garden starts with seedlings... We had cool weather with rain that made it difficult to plant. We were finally able to plant on [...]

Part 10 – Ankle Injury: Fully Released & Functioning!

On May 18th, I had my last doctor appointment. At that time, I had another x-ray taken and my ankle looks good. My doctor is pleased with my progress! I am heading in the right direction. Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1st, I will be officially released from the doctor. I continue with physical therapy. Why? I [...]

Part 8 – Ankle Injury: “From Non Weight Bearing To…”

In case you missed it... https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/20/part-1-ankle-injury-oops-i-slipped/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/23/part-2-ankle-injury-why-does-my-ankle-hurt-so-much/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/22/part-3-ankle-injury-facing-my-fears-doctors-tests-and-surgery/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/04/part-4-ankle-injury-life-learning-begins-my-new-normal/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/10/part-5-ankle-injury-ready-or-not-its-surgery-day/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/17/part-6-ankle-injury-no-weight-bearing-rest-and-recovery/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/25/part-7-ankle-injury-another-milestone-pt-begins/ Finally! Yesterday I had another doctor appointment to evaluate my ankle, another set of x-rays to evaluate the healing and what is the next step. I was taken for an x-ray, no big deal. Except that I have not been weight bearing on [...]

Part 6 – Ankle Injury: “No Weight Bearing-Rest and Recovery”

In case you missed it: https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/20/part-1-ankle-injury-oops-i-slipped/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/23/part-2-ankle-injury-why-does-my-ankle-hurt-so-much/ https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/02/22/part-3-ankle-injury-facing-my-fears-doctors-tests-and-surgery/ Part 4 - Ankle Injury: "Life Learning Begins...My New Normal" https://iamlifelonglearner.com/2022/03/10/part-5-ankle-injury-ready-or-not-its-surgery-day/ Next Step…Purple Hard Cast My post op appointment was to examine the sutures, take off the splint and give me a hard cast. The cast will stay on for two weeks. When I return to have [...]

Part 1 – 2022 Hydroponics: Do Setbacks Lead to Success?

I have been #thepatientgardener waiting for a progress report on our Hydroponics. Here is what is going on: The Setbacks: we have had a few green beans. We have a few tomato flowering buds that will look promising than dry up. We removed our lettuce it wilted. Hydroponic Tomato Bud Successes: My husband has been [...]

Part 11 – 2021 Garden: “That’s a Wrap!”

Today, five months after starting our garden it came down. Beautiful crisp autumn day for this activity. Season’s Over We were able to get some more tomatoes before disposing of everything. That’s always a plus! Tomato Harvest A bounty Always a little sad to take it down. Every year we learn something new…what worked, what [...]

Year End Garden & Hydroponics

It is warm & humid so our garden is continuing to grow. I remember several years ago pulling out the garden mid September. Vegetables are still producing. We are at the end of our growing season but will take all the extra vegetables we can! I dice the tomatoes & freeze them for soups or [...]

Praying the Rosary

I was raised Catholic, very active at church. I know I learned about the rosary, but I never prayed the rosary, so therefore I did not know how the rosary is prayed. I have heard the recommendation over the years, “Pray the Rosary!” I did not know how. I have not pursued this desire to [...]

Part 10 – 2021 Garden: “Harvest”

Every year we wait. Every summer our garden produces a bountiful of vegetables. Waiting is the absolute worst…yet it has its rewards Started from seeds Our garden tomatoes, we have been eating them, giving them away and next I may blanch them to make either a sauce or diced tomatoes. I’ll use them in stew [...]