Friday 20 May 2022

This week my Word of the Week is: Out! #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


What gorgeous weather we've had over the past week, well apart from yesterday when I was writing this. It was quite grey and overcast but it wasn't all bad, at least it was still warm. 

I have made the most of the nice weather and I've spent a lot of time out in the garden. I had planted a ton of seeds a few months ago and they grew well in my mini greenhouse and when they were overgrowing their pots I planted them in the garden. Sunflowers, pumpkins and cucumbers. They grew more and started to look far too close to each other so I came up with the bright idea on Tuesday to give the garden a good weed and move the plants so they were more spaced out.

It was only after I had moved the plants I read about transplant shock. It turns out plants can go into shock if they are moved. Thankfully I did dig them up well, took all of the roots and watered them well afterwards. Mother Nature has been helping me out with the watering as it's rained the last few evenings. Apparently we had power cuts during the week because of the weather. I only realised when I got up and the clock radio was flashing. Becky knew all about it because every time the power had gone off then came back on one of her lamps came back on and started flashing. She got woke up a few times, she didn't think of just unplugging the lamp. lol

I have been enjoying sitting outside in the sunshine although it did mean that I missed a parcel being delivered during the week. Thankfully the DPD man came back the next day and he said he had missed me and I told him I was out the back. He said he did think it was strange that I wasn't in. He said in future he will come to the back door if he doesn't get an answer at the front. I thought that was so nice of him. 

Ellie has been out most evenings, after school with her friends. They're all boys and as bad as teenage boys can be these are a good group of lads who look out for her. One night one of Ellie's best friends walked her home, just to make sure she got home safe which I thought was so sweet. Ellie has always got on better with boys, I think it's because they are less complicated and have less drama than teenage girls. lol The only thing now is that she is always defending the friendships saying he's not my boyfriend, he's just a friend. Ugh! 

Becky had a day off from college on Wednesday because of the GCSE's happening at her college and her teachers were needed. She didn't have a chilled day as for two days this week she has been out doing training at work. Self defence and something about positivity in the work place. She enjoyed it but the highlight of the training was getting a free lunch eat day. She also got to see the therapy dogs which come into the care home, she doesn't usually see them with just working night shifts.

How has your week been? I hope you have had a good one.

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  1. I hope your plants continue to thrive. I may try a little gardening myself next week. At least I can look after my potted plants, but I need some new ones. Fingers crossed for a nice weekend xx

  2. Sounds like a nice week with all the gardening and sunbathing! lol. That was nice of the DPD man. You might want to pin a note at the front because it could be the postie or other delivery drivers. Glad your younger one has friends who are caring and protective. Have a great weekend.

  3. My son has that exact same problem in reverse; all of his friends are girls.

  4. I never know plants could go into shock, but then I'm no good with plants. That's good of the DPD man I'm sure it will make it easier for him too. I was the same as Ellie, didn't get on with the girl and got on better with the boys. Then the girls think there are over motives! Ethan has a therapy dog at school. I'm not sure if he gets to see it much. The contact was reduced because of the covid rules #WotW

  5. Glad your plants survived the move and hope they are all doing well. It is so lovely seeing things growing in the garden at this time of year. Sounds like you’ve got a good DPD driver there which is reassuring. How lovely for Becky to see the therapy dogs coming into the care home. I remember Jessica having visits from the therapy dog when we were in hospital and she loved it. #WotW