Saturday, January 19, 2013


My surgery went off without any hitches, I feel fine now but am still not allowed to do anything productive or lift anything over 10lbs. for two more weeks though.  My sister refuses to indulge my winter gardening bug though and won't go to the store and carry home a bag of potting mix for me. >.<

Since she is being so uncooperative about the whole thing I have resigned myself to doing a bit of online shopping instead to kick off my garden season.  I'm going to give beets a shot this year since I've heard such lovely things about them, I'm also going to try out a new variety of carrot, and purchase more seed potatoes because I lost mine somehow during the remodeling.  I am stocked up on the rest of the seed I need though, so probably (I say probably because I am a terrible impulse shopper when it comes to the garden) this will be the only seed I will purchase for 2013.

I'm hoping this year to improve my potato production, and get a harvest from the rhubarb and artichokes I started last year.

Along with my cancer diagnosis, my husband found out just before Christmas that he has diabetes, so our joint New Year's resolution was to make an effort to improve our health in 2013.  Part of this will be eating more fresh veggies from the garden, another part will be doing more yardwork for exercise, and lastly we plan to quit smoking.  Quitting smoking will be the hardest.  Improving our diets has gone very well so far and I'm very impressed with his ability to keep his blood sugar under control so far.

So, all in all, despite the freezing temperatures here, I am absolutely itching to get things started for this year's garden... sadly, until the doctor gives me the okay I'm stuck with just ordering seeds. :(

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad everything went smoothly for you. It is hard to restrain oneself when the garden catalogs come out, isn't it? Soon enough it will be time to garden, and hopefully you will not only be fully recovered, but both of you will be well on your way to better health! What a great way to begin the new year! I started eating healthier last November, just before Thanksgiving, and my husband (diabetic) decided to join me right after Christmas. By cutting out "the whites" (bread, flour, rice, only occasional potatoes), cutting way back on red meat, eating lots and lots of veggies and fresh/frozen/canned unsweetened fruits, we've both lost weight and are feeling much better. I quit smoking about 12 years ago, and I'm sooooo glad I did. Not only do I feel better, I've saved a ton of $$$! My husband quit way back in the 80s. He was smarter than I, LOL.

    I hope both of you have a happy and healthy 2013. And a great garden, as well!