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    Don't enjoy HOT either but my garden has blown this year due to our lack of warm, sunny days. Mid-August almost and I have gotten 1 tomato, barely enough zucchini for freezer and not much else.
    Plus when Portland gets rain and barely sun for 9 months of the year.... I enjoy the little HEAT we get.
    *sigh
    I have a feeling either I am going to look up on how to make green spaghetti sauce because all I have is green tomatoes.... OR the heat will kick in and I will get ALL mine ripe at the same time.
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    I went out and tried to take my garden back from the weeds today. Made some more progress. I'm going to buy some of the preen mulch, it's supposed to prevent weeds and see if that helps. I should probably get a new hose because mine busted. The second hose I've bought too. I should probably stop buying Target hoses.
    I may be having some of the "severe" side effects to ibuprofen. So now I'm worried. I thought the fever was unrelated until it just came back today when I took more. When I looked up the side effects on my pharmacy website I realized my sore throat might be a side effect too. I sent a message to my the doctor that I saw last. I rambled on a good bit because I didn't want to not give enough information.
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    And started unsubscribing on my other 2 email accounts. WAHOO

    And made it through the day with only 1 gross poopy diaper from the daycare girl AND my almost potty trained boy pooped in his undies. UGH Glad it is the end of my week.
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    Are your weeds NUTS this year? Mine are over the top. Not sure if it is the compost/steer manure this year or what? Or the excess rain we had all Spring and Summer. Same dirt we always buy but OMG the weeds. We lost a hose last week. Nice big old split in it. Bought a mender, see if it can make it through the end of the season.
    I cannot do ibuprofen. Neither can my Grandma or my oldest son. I get pukey sick on it. My son had seizures. I refuse to even let younger son on it or try it. He is 18 now and could but not worth it.
    Hope you are ok.
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    I went out and tried to take my garden back from the weeds today. Made some more progress. I'm going to buy some of the preen mulch, it's supposed to prevent weeds and see if that helps. I should probably get a new hose because mine busted. The second hose I've bought too. I should probably stop buying Target hoses.
    I may be having some of the "severe" side effects to ibuprofen. So now I'm worried. I thought the fever was unrelated until it just came back today when I took more. When I looked up the side effects on my pharmacy website I realized my sore throat might be a side effect too. I sent a message to my the doctor that I saw last. I rambled on a good bit because I didn't want to not give enough information.
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    I started clearing out the entire yard in the spring. Took out all the grass and planted flowers and flower seeds. I let it get bad because half of it was flowers and I couldn't tell what was weeds or flowers until it started blooming. I'm not sure if it's worse than previous years though because it's all new. I'm going to buy a little mulch at a time, so I can put it in as I clear the weeds. Maybe buy a few new flowers too while I'm out too. I don't think I'll be taking the ibuprofen again, at least for awhile. So I'll know for sure, if it is the cause. Of course having a bad reaction to it would explain a lot of how I was feeling over the weekend.
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    I'm determined to finally finish BYL K before I move my kids yet again, so we're back at it today. I was worried about having to go back and review a lot for math and phonics....but turns out I was worried over nothing! So looks like I'm lesson planning and arranging everything so that we can finish before their daddy comes back.

    I have nothing to say about gardening. The last time I had a yard I had to take care of, I had two less kids. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aandwsmom View Post
    Don't enjoy HOT either but my garden has blown this year due to our lack of warm, sunny days. Mid-August almost and I have gotten 1 tomato, barely enough zucchini for freezer and not much else.
    Plus when Portland gets rain and barely sun for 9 months of the year.... I enjoy the little HEAT we get.
    *sigh
    I have a feeling either I am going to look up on how to make green spaghetti sauce because all I have is green tomatoes.... OR the heat will kick in and I will get ALL mine ripe at the same time.
    I think maybe it is a bad year for tomatoes? Mine have not been happy all summer. I have enough to be sick of tomatoes but not enough to put up.

    How about Salsa Verde - using green tomatoes instead of tomatillos. It is really good on black beans or grilled chicken. You can also can it. Or what about chow-chow?
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