We stood in line at the drugstore late this afternoon (or was it early evening), waiting to get our flu jab. The whole thing was rather uncomfortable - not the prick itself, that was barely felt - but the hordes of people waiting in line and standing in random spots. We usually like to whip through stores, not pausing long enough for any virus particles to settle on us, but this was impossible. I did dance around in place, hoping my airflow would disperse any nasty virus that might have been hanging in the air.
It was a long rainy day today, the sky was so low it rested on the ground, or so it seemed. A cold drizzle kept us mostly inside although I did try to get Adia out for a run. It was futile - she wants to run with Carm, not me.
Yesterday Carm dug up the garlic bed, incorporating several bags of composted sheep manure. I weakly raked the lumps trying to break up the clods of clay. It looks good. After we got cleaned up we started carefully breaking apart this year’s bulbs, looking for the biggest and the best cloves to plant. I used muffin pans to help us count them out, which I thought was brilliant - you can see that I don’t have many mental challenges these days.
It looks like we have lots of garlic, but since we had to buy some last year we are not convinced that we’ll have enough with what is left.
peeling garlic for the jar that we keep in the fridge
Sunday night we had a great online visit with Olaf and Stephanie. I’m not sure how it happens but we can babble away for hours.
It was sunny on Saturday afternoon so Trudie and Leo dropped by for an afternoon laneway visit. How many more outside visits will we have this year? Winter is looming larger than it ever has.
"October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.”