Friday, September 27, 2013

A New Blog

I started this summer with hope for the best year for my garden. The summer has come to a close with the new hope that we can find help for my youngest son, Colin who is now 12.

What a difference a few months make.

What we thought were a few quirky reactions to certain sounds and visually to ceiling fans, blew up over the last few months. We found out that my son has a neurological condition called Misophonia. It is a sound processing disorder that miscues certain sounds to create a flight or fight response similar to P.T.S.D.

One of the most frustrating aspects of Misophonia, also known as 4s (Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome) is that it is not recognized by most of the medical community and that there is no known cure (yet). I have started a new blog to chronicle our journey.
You can find me here: where I continue to hope for the best!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Garden Cover-Up

Last weekend in addition to re-potting tomato seedlings I grew from seed, I also planted several varieties of tomato plants I purchased at my favorite garden store. I waited until after May 15th this year to plant (historically the last frost date),  a few weeks later than I normally do as we have had a really late Spring.

Just when the warm weather looked like it was here for the season, we are having a cold-snap with a freeze warning tonight! 
I moved a few planters into the garage.

I also put a couple under the sheets, in between the two rows of tomato plants.
One planter was left out in the open and I put one into my mini-greenhouse.

It should be interesting to see how my garden fares.

Two of the plants I bought and put into the ground already have fruit growing. Hopefully they will survive the weekend.

Weekend highs are predicted to be between 67-72 degrees. 

 At least my lettuce and peas are happy!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Annual Update

It has been almost a year since I posted to this blog.  Nothing earth-shattering has happened this past year.
I became more active on FaceBook and decided to take a break here. The one thing I've missed is being able to document my life in short stories. I also miss keeping up with the bloggers that I had been following.

The above picture is of my garden, taken a few days ago which doesn't look remarkably different from my last post. Sometimes life feels that way, until I look at my boys. Change is slow, but what a difference a year makes.

Hopefully I'll be back soon!