Saturday, November 29, 2014

Life, Interrupted

Sorry for the lack of posts to my reader(s?)!

I've been dealing with a family crisis over the past few weeks.  Our older son is an Army Veteran.  He has been experiencing some pretty darn scary mental health issues.  We don't know what has triggered these symptoms, or why they have manifested 11 years after his time in Iraq, but it's been frightening and overwhelming for everyone near and dear.

It has been extremely difficult to get our heads around the situation, but he is getting the help he needs at a VA Hospital here in Florida.  They have been very kind and helpful.

As for the garden, I was able to focus some of my attention on one of my garden beds.  I "fluffed it up", added rabbit manure, then sprinkled it with diatomaceous earth (to keep flies away).  I plan to put english peas in this bed.

We had a very hard rain a few days ago and that crushed quite a few of my potted plants.  I'm hopeful some of the tomato plants by the deck will perk up. They were all completely flattened.  The (26) corn plants are doing okay.  Two of my tomatillos survived as well.

Hubby and I managed to take a mental health day yesterday.  We drove to Delray Beach to visit the Morikami Japanese Gardens.  It was just what we needed.  A beautiful, peaceful place to rest our minds.


  1. Sheila, I am so very sorry to hear about your son. Mental health issues are complicated and sometimes very, very difficult to handle (I know this first hand as it runs in our family). My thoughts are with you and your family.

    I have a lot of botanical gardens on my list of places to visit . . . I just need to take the time to make it happen because I know there are so many beautiful places waiting to be seen. It always amazes me how perfect they are . . . .

    I hope you have a wonderful, peaceful week.


  2. Thank you Eli. He was very lucky. Things could have gone very very badly. Lots of prayers were answered.