I Don't Want to Talk About It



My tomatoes have succumbed to the Dreaded Tomato Blight.

I am all bummed out, even though we really were lucky to get such a good crop before the blight really hit us. Still, I just learned to make salsa!

I'm sure my down mood has NOTHING to do with my kids starting school tomorrow. Am I the only mom in America who is going to miss her kids?

Comments

Ann in NJ said…
My sympathy. Once you've tasted homemade salsa, the jarred stuff just doesn't cut it.

I'll miss my kids tomorrow, I'm just going to enjoy while they're gone, too. Makes me appreciate them more when they come home.
MadMad said…
Um... well you know my answer... (though I DO miss them on the first day, because I'm dying to hear how it all went... but other than that... yeah.. no.)
Andrea in TN said…
Did you know that all across the US tomatos {tomatoes?} are dying because of a fungus that was on the plants sold in the big box stores? Where did you get your plants? Ours succombed too. I think next year we will try to start from sesds.
Don't worry about the girls. Use the time to nurture yourself a bit.
ToyLady said…
My tomatoes are sad, too. :( I've got what looks like bare naked stalks weighted down by tomatoes in various stages of ripeness. . . and SOMETHING has been nibbling on the low-hanging fruit.

My baby's in a whole other state, so . . .
Sorry about the tomatoes. Bummer.

I have read a few posts about mothers NOT happy about back to school. I used to be one of them. Now we just don't send them! :P
Ei said…
Condolances, Barb. I know how much those things mean to you. :(
Liz in Ink said…
I actually miss my kids most days. Really. I mean, I love and need the time but I miss themselves.

Hey -- here are the age ranges for those books I posted about last week. Duh. Don't know why I didn't include ages to begin with. This is why I'm not a professional reviewer...

Marcelo and the Real World = Young Adult, although I think it'd be fine for strong middle-grade readers.
Eternal = Young Adult and I think should stay in that category.
The picture books are obviously for little ones....

So sorry about your tomatoes!
Liz in Ink said…
Oh, oh. And the PJ Hoover book -- perfect middle grade for sure!!!!
Heidi Malott said…
Not at all, I miss my kids too. I am not ready for summer to be over. Suffered the tomato blach here too. I am a first time salsa maker this summer. Yum!
Marion Gropen said…
I'm definitely missing my daughter!

And as a distraction: for tomatoes make sure you dust the area thoroughly with fungicide, AND dispose of the diseased plants appropriately. Next year: consider buying seeds and starting the plants inside in one of those little "mini-greenhouse" things that plant catalogs have. Then you'll have a better chance of avoiding the blight. Not a really good chance, but one that's a little better.

Alternatively? Consider skipping tomatoes and growing all the other things that do so incredibly well in our climate and soil: berries (especially blue- and raspberries), herbs, and even asparagus. (Do note that asparagus takes YEARS to get established, but it's actually quite pretty foliage all summer.) OH and herbs -- they're amazing here, although many are annual when they're perennial elsewhere.

Best of luck.