“Fire escape gardens are so 2009. Plantar boxes hung from child safety window guards are the new black.”
- Kendra Campbell
I feel very accomplished right now. I managed to get quite a few things done today. I woke up this morning and wrote an article for Medscape (soon to be published). Then I went for an 8-mile run with the doggies in the park. Even at 10:00 a.m. this morning, it was close to 70 degrees (it got up to 86 today!), and the doggies were panting like freight trains by the time we got home. I then managed to plant my new veggie/herb garden. Since I no longer have a fire escape, I purchased planter boxes, which hang from the child safety guards on my window ledges. I planted tomatoes, lettuce, broccoli, mint and thyme. My local nursery was out of basil, but I hope to add that (and more!) soon as well.
I had a very “Kendra moment” when planting this morning. In order to do the planting, I had to put a ladder outside of my window and climb in and out with bags of soil and such. When I was climbing out of my window, I slipped on the ladder and fell down to the concrete below, crashing onto my knees. As if my knees didn’t have enough to worry about, now they are EVEN MORE bruised than usual.
After about an hour, my knees hurt so badly that I could barely walk. I contemplated calling in sick to my endocrinology rotation, but in the end guilt won out, and I went in to the hospital.
I hobbled around and actually had a great time. My attending is so incredibly awesome. He teaches so well and I very much respect and admire him.
When I got home from the hospital, I took the doggies on a nice walk and picked up some grocery items. My new neighborhood is so very awesome. I’m starting to befriend a lot of my neighbors, and I love how incredibly friendly everyone is.
Tomorrow is going to be a long day at the hospital, so I guess I should go to bed early tonight. I’m starving as well, so it’s time to make some din din.
Enjoy the photos of my new “garden” with this post. I hope to take some better ones in the future. (I was in a hurry today.) I think everything will soon start filling out nicely. Something about having a pseudo-garden in the city is oh so very satisfying to me!