Larkspur is way ahead of me in the gardening department. She has seeds sprouting in her bedroom window, and more in little greenhouse boxes outside. It’s so warm, and I keep thinking that I better start coming up with a garden plan, but I can’t seem to make time for it yet. It’s crazy the way I mostly long for spring all winter, but as soon as it hits, I quickly switch gears, “No! Wait! I’m not ready!” All of a sudden there are a million things to do, and I am reminding myself that it’s not the end of the world if the potatoes aren’t in by St. Patrick’s day. Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever planted them that early, though I’ve heard the old-timers at the feed store mention that date as one to aim for.
And of course the travel baseball schedule just kicked into gear. There go our weekends. Well, most of them. I always forget how much time the baseball actually occupies, from the hemming of pants to the shopping and making of food to pack. And then Gabe tells me that he didn’t eat any of his on Sunday, the food I spent an hour or so preparing the night before. He doesn’t really eat on game days. It drives me crazy–doesn’t even want to eat breakfast. “You must have food! You need energy! You can’t skip breakfast!” I’ve figured out that while he doesn’t like to eat eggs, he will if I first fry some potatoes, then scramble the eggs, mix it all together with cheese and salsa, and roll it up in a tortilla. I think he would eat everything wrapped in a tortilla if I would let him. It works well to make these breakfast burritos the night before, so the boys can grab them and go on their early game day mornings. Other than that the menu is pretty boring: sandwiches, fruit, yogurt, some sort of homemade oatmeal bar. Keats eats between games. Gabe eats in the car on the way home. Their team won their first tournament of the season last weekend, so a good start.
Beatrix got to use her bow for the first time at her violin lesson today. She wasn’t expecting to quite yet, so it was pretty thrilling for her. At one point her teacher had to take a quick call and she took the opportunity to turn to me to whisper, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” She was hilarious and adorable about the whole thing. She claims that she is going to start practicing twenty-five minutes per day now. We’ll see.
Tomorrow, a start in the garden…maybe?
p.s. Thank you for all your orders on Friday!!! Everything shipped today, so you should have your yarn, stitch markers, and shawl pins very soon! Jonny really appreciated your enthusiasm over his birdie shawl pins. He says he will make more. I will remind him. 🙂