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?
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.
Don't worry about the girls. Use the time to nurture yourself a bit.
My baby's in a whole other state, so . . .
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
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!
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.