Happy Tuesday! Tuesday, or Thursday seems to always be the best days for me to get into the garden. Here in Florida you can start planting pretty early. I leave my more sensitive plants, or seeds, in pots, so I can move them into the garage should the temps fall below freezing. That can happen right up until March, though it doesn’t typically last long. So far my carrots, tomatoes, and leaf lettuce are starting to sprout. The cilantro and peppers are still not doing anything. I have not tried a vegetable garden in a few years, so I am excited at the prospects. I just planted lavender seeds, and have cauliflower going in, in the next few days. It gets so hot here, in the Summer, that I am putting my plants in more shady areas this time. They will still get lots of morning sun, but will be shaded from the brutal afternoon sun. Gardening is a great stress reliever for me. I love it, and missed it the last 2 years when I really didn’t focus on it. It can be considered exercise too, if you do it long enough.
Speaking of stress, I have mentioned on my about me page that I have been a nurse for almost 32 years. Being a nurse can be one of the most rewarding jobs there is, but it is also a demanding and stressful job, and it seems to be getting worse. Staffing shortages, more demanding family and patients are just a few things that will add to the stress level of a nurse. Sometimes, just venting, or having someone to talk to who will really listen, and can related, is a great stress reliever. If you are a nurse, nursing student, or any other medical professional check out my available plans, and then send me a message for a free meet and greet if you are interested in working with me. I am a very good listener, and can definitely relate. Plus, for the month of February, doesn’t matter what day you sign up, all new clients get 10% off for 30 days, for the monthly plan. Reducing stress levels should be a priority of everyone. Plus don’t forget about my new Walking Buddy plan. It is 125 dollars per month with 2 30 minute walking sessions a week. A great way to reduce stress.