Good morning, come on in and let’s have a cup of coffee and a chat. We better have our chat indoors this week, it’s going to be hot again today.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you it’s been a long yet productive week and here’s what I did Monday to Friday:
- 6 AM – 5 PM – work (Monday and Wednesday – 7 AM – 4 PM + 2 hours commute total)
- 5 PM – 6:45 PM – dinner + TV break
- 6:45 PM – 9 PM – backyard chores
The biggest achievement this week would be completing drip irrigation to all my containers and the fruit trees. Now, I don’t have to worry about watering these containers anymore. I set a watering schedule to water for 25 minutes on odd (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) days at 5:30 AM. The only thing I need to do with these containers are the weekly fertilization with fish fertilizer.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I had a small raspberry and tomato harvest this week. The tomatoes were so sweet and delicious. These tomatoes tasted different from the cherry tomatoes I used to pick in the prior year. I’ve always thought all tomatoes taste the same, just a matter of size, but now I know, they don’t taste the same. Who knew!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I spent the last two nights cutting branches from the fruit trees. I have been taking a gardening class online since June and the lesson for this Thursday is fruit tree pruning. I learned so much from this class and for the past two nights, I have been applying that knowledge in my backyard. I won’t go into details. Basically, the fruit trees at last look like fruit trees.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I went to the doctor this week. At the doctor, I complained about knee pain and back pain. I told the doctor I have trouble bending my knees and somedays, I have to roll out of bed instead of sitting up like a normal person. My doctor immediately ordered X-rays for my knees and turned out, my suspicion was correct.
According to the report, I have “innumerable small scattered soft tissue calcifications bilaterally.” I had these calcifications surgically removed from my left knee about 10 years ago and apparently, it came back, wreaking havoc on my life. Everyday, I have been having to alternate between sitting and standing for a short amount of time because otherwise, I would feel like pins and needles shooting up my knees.
Many years ago, a doctor predicted I would have joint and knee pain by the time I turn 30. Guess whoever predicted this wasn’t far off. I’m two months away and already having so much pain.
If we were having coffee, I would thank you for joining me in this edition of #weekendcoffeeshare and hope we’ll both return next week.