Tuesday, May 19, 2020
I had every intention of going to work yesterday, but when the time came for me to leave the house I was waiting for a load of laundry to finish. So I e-mailed my boss and told her I'd be in later than usual but until then I'd work from home.
I got to work on a project and, a few hours later, I was still at home and got to thinking that if I went to work now, I'd have to scrounge up lunch. Which would be a pain. So I stayed home until after lunch, and by then, of course, it seemed silly to walk all the way to work for a few hours of presence in an empty library. So I finally e-mailed the boss and said I'd just work from home the rest of the day.
"Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future," as Steve Miller and his band famously sang.
Fortunately I got quite a bit of work done -- in addition to some garden photography! See the hoverfly on one of our dianthus flowers, above?
One of our self-seeded poppies has bloomed -- the first poppy of the season! We have several poppy plants and all of them came from seeds that sowed themselves last year. I love poppies and how fertile and persistent they are.
Our borage is still blooming, as well as carrying big stalks of hairy seed pods. We'll probably have about a million borage plants next year.
Our blue iris sent up its first blossoms, too. I cleared a lot of ivy from that part of the flower bed a few months ago, so the irises are getting a lot more light and air, which hopefully make them happier.
All in all, it was a very domestic day. I did a little bit of reading and, of course, walked the dog. We only walked around the neighborhood, and I saw that the cyclamens outside a closed shop on the corner and the primroses in a pot on the steps of the tennis club were so dry they were just barely hanging on. I filled a watering can and carried it back around the corner to "water other people's plants," as I told Dave. I am a busybody! But I'm helping these businesses, right, that are closed during the coronavirus? That's what I tell myself, anyway.
Now, today, I really will go to work. I gotta take advantage of this opportunity to get out of the house!