After a weekend spent alternately wondering if perhaps trepanning was the answer for relief and kicking myself for not making an appointment sooner with the Dr. to discuss the strong possibility of a long simmering under the radar sinus infection, here I am on day 3 of the antibiotics feeling like I might actually live without needing to have my right sinus cavity permanently removed. It seems that even though we dodged many a sicky bullet this past winter at casa youmeandababy, the stuff that did manage to infect us were doozies. The weather has finally turned warm and agreeable, so I’m hoping that this sinus thing is the last bug to hit us until late this fall.
In other exciting news, I finally had an ‘aha!’ moment this evening–I’ve been growing seedlings in anticipation for my vegetable garden and everything I’ve planted would come up, do really well for a few days and then suddenly there would be much shriveling up and dying. I couldn’t figure it out–the seedlings were getting enough (and not too much) water, sun, and protection from cold air drafts. What was I doing wrong? Upon closer inspection of what originally looked like flecks of dirt, it appears that I have interlopers in my little indoor seedling garden–APHIDS! I’ve dealt with these nasties before, when they infected my poor defenseless pansies and petunias that I’ve had on the front porch. Sadly, the aphids won against my poor flowers. However, I’ve done a little digging and found an alternate solution (1 pint water + 1 Tblsp. Liquid Ivory soap sprayed onto plants = buh bye little aphids) that I’m really hoping works to save my poor little seedlings. I still can’t figure out how the aphids managed to find my indoor seedling growing area–the smell of tender green seedlings must be pretty powerful to have pulled the aphids in.
For those of you that I am doing blog design work for (and who read my blog)–don’t worry, I’m still hard at work on your designs and haven’t forgotten about you. It will probably be next week or the week after, but all the designs will get completed.