While my mental state may be suffering as a result, the garden I planted only one year ago hasn't suffered a bit. It's grown leaps and bounds:
I planted this mum last year. It was a gift from a friend and I planted it at the end of the fall, but wasn't sure I'd see it come back. This one not only came back, it's up to my waist and it's only June. I figure by the time it blooms in the fall it may be the size of, I don't know, the house maybe?
The only things not growing well are the sunflowers. Go figure.
Speaking of flowers, to try and chase away the rainy day blues I went to Shop-Rite and bought these three for $10 flowers...
...and made myself a little bouquet of sunshine. 'Cause apparently it's the only sun I'll see for at least the next several days, so says Accuweather.
Now that I know Shop-Rite has such cheap flowers, I think I'll be sneaking spider mums and daisies into my cart with the toilet paper and windex more often. I actually had fun trimming and arranging. (Maybe "fun" = "stir crazy"?)
I also made some of the most delicious scones I've ever tasted. A friend recommended a recipe from Cook's Illustrated when I told her I had a pint of blackberries and nothing but time..since I'm clearly not going to the beach any time soon. Which maybe is a good thing because I ate two of these yesterday, so I'm further away from stuffing myself into a swimsuit than ever.
I hope there was a little sunshine in your weekend. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm almost looking forward to going to work today...