This and that June 27, 2021

I’m coming up empty on things to say today so I’ll just start talking and see where it goes.

My thoughts are stuck on things I need to be doing. There always seems to be something in the way of accomplishing much. My reasons could be excuses, but maybe not either.

My task for today was to spread weed killer around in my many flower beds. Some of them are technically flower beds and some are not. They are, however, still grassless areas where weeds can grow. This year I decided to buy true weed killer for a change. Keeping the weeds down by uprooting them has not been working out all that well for me, for a multitude of reasons.

I found concentrated weed killer a few weeks ago and needed to buy a sprayer to go with it. I have one, a 1 gallon size with a sprayer hose. Unfortunately I didn’t take care of it very well and it has a broken seal. Not the best scenario for keeping pressure built up,

I wanted something smaller this time so I could easily target stubborn weeds living close to plants. The helpful sales lady directed me to one she said would do the job. In my uneducated way I’m probably just not doing it right because nothing about it is working out well for me. It dribbles rather than produce a healthy spray.

Besides the weeds living near plants, there are larger areas needing to be sprayed. Using the smaller less than effective sprayer sounded like a monumental task, so…

Today I decided to buy a replacement for the old one. It could handle a larger volume and would cover bigger areas with less effort than the new smaller one. The weather was perfect this morning, calm and not too hot.

By the time the store opened and I was home and ready to get started the wind had picked up, more than a little. Spraying toxic chemical in the wind is not such a wise idea. Lunch and a good book sounded like a better idea.

If things calm down later maybe I’ll try again.

In the meantime I could take on an inside task I have been putting off forever.

While I was shopping for a sprayer I picked up bigger flower pots for my houseplants, they are badly in need of repotting. Indecision about what type of pots would fit my decorating ideas was the hold up. Some people can visualize the way things will look and it helps with their decision making. Unfortunately for me, I’m not one of them. As a last resort I settled on plain old, simple green flower pots. Maybe I can find something more decorative later on, to set the pots inside. Hmmm, probably won’t happen, but I can always dream.

It would be nice to have these root bound plants in bigger pots. I know they will thank me. Right after they yell, what took you so long?

The other dragging-my-feet task for today was a blog post. I think I have that almost checked off the list now.

To get it done, I did spend some unsuccessful time browsing for books even though we don’t really need any after yesterdays landslide. I was desperate for inspiration.

When it comes to reading, at least I did finish one of the new-to-me authors from yesterday. It was an ok story but didn’t pull me in the way some will do. Probably because the writing wasn’t as tight as I’d like. Too many barely relevant details, in my opinion. Some of us prefer more details though so I couldn’t say it was a bad read.

Most importantly, the story line was unique.

Silent Night Suspect (Love Inspired Suspense)

Suspected of a crime she knows she didn’t commit…

All she wants for Christmas is to remember.

Blood on her blouse. A gun in her hand. A cartel leader’s dead body in front of her. Widow Asia Stratton can’t remember what happened—just that she’s been framed. The only way to prove her innocence is to work with her ex-sweetheart, Nebraska state trooper Slade Jackson. But can they clear her name before this Christmas turns even deadlier?


I’ll let you know how the repotting goes and whether or not the houseplants plants thank me later.

In the meantime…

Happy Reading!

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