I'm sick. I am outraged...I never get sick. I have a cold. My nose is plugged, my throat is sore. I have a splitting headache. But I have a plan. I've always done the same thing when I don't feel well. If it's winter I open the windows, if it's summer I go outside. I crave fresh, real air, so I spent the day outside. So no difference from a usual Monday for me. It's my day off. I garden. So, this is what I accomplished today. I planted a tomato, I tore out a duplicate peony and a day lily. I dug up all the garlic..which was in heavy soil so it was a chore. I planted a short row of parsnips, seeded lettuce, lifted the landscape cloth I used to kill buttercups. Now that I know the vinegar trick to kill them, I can manage without cloth. I had a coffee on the deck in the sun. Judy gave me some lettuce and freshly picked blueberries for supper. I made a nice salad. Thank you Judy. I broke up a newly harvested garlic. Took two nice big fat cloves and ate them raw. That's the other thing I do when I get sick. Garlic.
I feel a little less congested today, and less headachy. I have opted not to go to the store and infect everyone. It looks like it is going to be a bright, sunny and hot day. Hmmm. My remedy for illness. Fresh air and garlic...bring it on!!!