Sunday, June 10, 2007


I am stopping in very quickly to inform all of you that I am indeed still alive, and that I have been slightly busy lately. I was off volunteering at a camp for people with disabilities this past week, catching sick in the process, and am now packing for a trip to South Carolina for a retreat for teenaged Christians. Hey, I'm not complaining, I had a great time at camp, and I will construct a post about it soon. I didn't expect this summer to be quite this hectic...

On another note, not only did I become ill while I was at camp, a couple of my Datil plants dropped some new growth and a couple really nasty looking pods while I was gone. I suspect Phytophthora Blight, though I hope that is not the case because it could be passed on to future generations through seed...That would not bode well for my future spicy endeavors. A couple of this year's newborns are also infested with aphids that I must take care of before I leave. I don't feel like doing any of it, but I have a long list of things to do before I leave tomorrow morning. Ugh.

Have a good week!


Paintsmh said...

Nice to see you are indeed still alive. We have missed you. Hope you are feeling better.

SophieMae said...

tNever a dull moment. Where in SC are you going? I was thinking about going up there, but decided to hit Tampa first.

Hope you and your Datils are feeling peachy soonly!

threecollie said...

Hope you feel better soon enough to enjoy your next adventure!

Floridacracker said...

Would that South Carolina camp be called Windy Gap by any chance? If so, I went there with Young Life when I was your age.

If you need some new datil pepper seeds, just let me know.

Hurricane Teen said...

paint - I am alive, though I don't feel like it, ha ha. Everything below my neck is sore and everything above my neck is sick. Oh well.

sophie - It was on Hilton Head Island at a beach resort...Not exactly your typical church camp!

threecollie - The adventures never end!

fc - You can refer to my respons to sophie's comment. Thanks for the offer for datil seeds...I might actually take you up on that...I will gladly provide monetary reimbursement :-D

Paintsmh said...

It is awful to be sick any time of year, but summer has got to be the worst. I know how glad I am to finally be over all the sick bugs I had over the winter. However now I have the joy of strains and pulls in my muscles and tendons, which don't feel good either.

We do have a new baby calf though. Maybe a glance at her sweet adorable face can help you feel better...or maybe not...for some people it would make them feel worse!

And here's hoping this actually goes through, it is my third attempt!