Friday, January 23, 2015

Yet another illness!

If you read my past posts you know I've had quite the turn with misadventure and illness. Well, a new ailment has struck but I don't mind this one:

Spring Fever!

I know it's only January and here in the PNW we can have some bitter weather yet. But we can plant primroses in containers (and shelter them if the weather turns).

I poked around in the greenhouse the other day. It is unheated so we close it up tight during the winter. Unfortunately, that is prime condition for grey mold (Botrytis cinerea). I had tucked many plants in there that were still blooming then when I broke my wrist they didn't get any more attention. When I brushed against them, clouds of dust/mold blew around.

Can't wait to do this!
But today all the slippery decks and ramps are getting cleaned so I will feel free to go in and out of our buildings without fear!! I will need to clear out the dead annuals, empty the pots, cut back the perennials and prepare to clean the whole greenhouse before seed starting.

The full cast which I only had to wear for two weeks.
I am still recovering from my broken wrist and injured back. It is a bit frustrating not being as strong as I normally am - heck, I dug all these gardens, some with a pick ax! I love digging, planting, hauling, lifting, carrying.

Thankfully I can still cuddle my grandson.
Yup, it's painful but I've just gotten started on Physical Therapy.  I can't wear my wedding ring yet since those fingers are still stiff and swollen.  Stretch, message, exercise, rest, repeat.

Many friends have shared similar stories with good recovery in the end.
That's my hope because this is coming:

My very own "White Way of Delight" ~ Anne Shirley
And this:

Oh, I've got the fever BAD!!!


  1. Hope you're feeling better soon. It isn't any fun when your mind wants to work but your body won't let you. I know that feeling all too well. You have great incentive to get up and out though...your flowers and that beautiful grandson of yours. :)

  2. Feel better soon, Barbara! Physical therapy should really help build your strength. Hope you will be 100% by Springtime! ♡

  3. That is my hope, Dawn, thanks!!