With the arrival of Memorial Day, I moved the houseplants out onto our deck. One year I moved them out too early when a warm burst of air gave me spring fever and then a cold spell hit and they all suffered terribly all being evolutionarily ill equipped to handle anything below 50F. So I’ve now implemented a strict summer only deck residency. Memorial Day to Labor Day. I take poor care of my houseplants during the winter and the natural light is terrible in the house, so I can actually hear the plants sigh with relief and see each plant cell reinvigorate with regular summer rain and sunlight. Turgid. The plants are happily turgid and not flaccid like they are throughout winter.
My side gig nursing job? Today was the first day that one of my clients passed away. I learned first thing this morning and I took it harder than I thought I would. Threw me off most of the day.
Jeremy is in Chicago for two days, one night. He left the house before I woke up this morning. By lunchtime he was having a deep dish.
The family got me a new running watch for Mother’s Day. I have not been running much because I’m still working on my hamstring, but I’m enjoying the watch more than I thought I would. It’s not just a running watch, it’s a smart watch, so it texts me and counts how many flights of stairs I do in a day.
It measures how much I sleep. I average about 7.5 hours a night, I’m trying to nudge it up to 8. If I want it to be a full 8 hours, I’ll need to have lights out at 9:30. I think that is impossible. The one day I made it to 8 hours is the night before the royal wedding when I was having a sleepover at Vickey’s house. But my watch tells me I was awake at midnight for 20 minutes? I don’t remember that at all.