|The Herb Garden|
I spent a good portion of today just trying to catch up on all of the things around the house I let slide while I was being The Sickest Sicky Person In The World. It's amazing how quickly the laundry and dishes pile up when I don't stay on top of them! You can usually use the inside of my house as a barometer for how well Connor is doing-- if it's trashed, he's not so good. It's weird to see it look that way because I was wiped out; I don't get sick very often.
Connor felt great, and he and I spent some time outside, where thankfully it seems that whatever was making him break out in hives is either done blooming or taking a break. So I did some weeding (another chore that very quickly gets out of control if I don't stay on top of it) and trimmed up my herb garden a bit. With the exception of the dill, which apparently doesn't like me this year, all the rest of the herbs I put in are growing like crazy. Here's the photo evidence-- this was the herb garden back in April! I don't do anything to them except water them every once in a while and pull a weed or two, but that seems to be working just fine because they are growing like gangbusters. They're already big enough that I can actually start using them without worrying about whether or not I'm trimming too much. I made myself some lemon balm and mint tea from the garden today and it was just lovely. Fresh herbs are just one of those things I feel like I need access to in order to properly cook anything, so I'm really happy I've been able to put in a huge herb garden like this one instead of being stuck with pots on an apartment patio.
It's been almost a week since Connor had any seizures, which feels like a pretty good break considering the run of them we've been having lately. I'm hoping that he'll have a reprieve from being sick and that it'll give him the chance to really recover so we can have a fantastic summer like we did last year!