Sunday, May 23, 2010

For the love of all that is holy...

...WHY is it almost 90 freakin' degrees at nearly 5pm!? This isn't friggin' California, it's Chicago, for Pete's sake!!! It's only supposed to get hotter this week, so take a wild guess who is going to be a great, big, giant FLAMING BITCH this week. G'head, take a guess!

In all my stupidity, I thought today would be a great day to do some planting in the yard. First, though, I had to spend about 30 minutes doing some clean-up type things, like removing the overgrowth of weeds and baby maple trees that were growing up through my chain link fence from the neighbor's house. I think I threw out my very bad back with all the pulling I was doing. I should have just called it a day after that, but I wanted to get the plants I bought into their planter boxes. So, I got busy cleaning out all my planter boxes, and I managed to get 4 different tomatoes (Big Boy, grape tomato, yellow teardrop, and Hardy Cherry), 3 separate basil plants, some mint and lemon balm all planted before I was sure I was gonna take a header off the deck.

I'm fairly certain I managed to give myself heat stroke or sun poisoning or something. I've been in the house for about an hour now. The first 30 minutes was spent on the couch in the basement (where it's about 20 degrees cooler than the rest of the house) in the dark, holding a cold cloth on my face, and guzzling water. I'm still drinking cold water now, but my face and chest are still beet red, and I'm still a bit light-headed.

I am so tempted to go back out and finish my planting (I have a couple of trays of petunias that are screaming to be planted!) but I'm afraid I'm going to end up in serious trouble. I tend to forget that I'm morbidly obese, and woefully out of shape. I guess I'd better not push it, lest I end up making myself sick, and then, God forbid, I'd miss the finale of LOST tonight! That settles it, I'm headed back down to the basement with my ice water.

Next time, I'm gonna fly Suz up here to be my personal gardener! She much better at it than I am, and she's in much better shape. Whatta ya say, Suz? You up for the job? ;-)

5 comments:

jlo said...

Do Not go back out there today. It can wait...rest, drink water, and enjoy Lost!!

teach5 said...

lol, our high today was 66 (average high here for may is 74) degrees. It's 6:30 and 55 degrees out. It's been a crazy spring.

C said...

i hear ya chichigirl.... i love the heat but i HAVE to be near a pool to tolerate it.

diane does all the gardening here, i am too outta shape too! plus its not my forte'. i'm a chef not a gardener although i have to have my fresh veggies. so tell me, what do you use lemon balm for? i saw some at wallyworld and nearly bought one but like can ya cut it up and throw it on some baked chicken, or what?

do not go back into the sun. stay cool...

c

M said...

That solves my mystery! Here in CA it is a chilly 56 and the WIND IS A BLOWIN'....this ain't the Windy City, so it appears the weather God has mixed up Chicago with S.F!

Enjoy!

Vodka Mom said...

We'd have to fight for first place cause I HATE HATE HATE the heat and humidity.


yeah.