I am tired to the bone. Day one of garden week completely knocked me out. Day two I did a small bit of gardening. Day three I planted a tiny fraction of my onion sets, and I was finished. Today I didn’t garden at all. I am praying that I wake up on Friday with renewed strength and energy. There is still so much to do! I am frustrated with the shape I am in. My mind and my body are clearly not in agreement. I think a big part of this is the heat we have had this week. My body isn’t acclimated to these temperatures yet, nor used to all that sunshine in such large doses. Using a hoe with a baby strapped on my back is also clearly out of the question for me now. I accept this. I am going to take it easier.
The positive side of being so sore and worn out is that it really hit me that Jonny and I need to pursue some of our dreams while we still have the energy! We have so many plans that we haven’t followed through with for this reason or that one. So often we find ourselves waiting for the “perfect” time, when in reality that doesn’t exist.
Jonny ordered our bees this week, so it’s official. We are going to keep bees thanks to our local bee supply and a friend who has been recruited to mentor us, although I am not sure that he is fully aware that he has been named our mentor. We are really excited.
Silas is clapping and taking his first wobbly steps. He’s ten days shy of ten months and will probably be our earliest walker, that silly boy. (He’s wearing a birdie shirt from Dandelion Dream.)
Larkspur received a thrilling package of yarn from her knitting friend this week. She is now the proud owner of a “stash.” Almost as thrilling was all the attention she received from her oldest brother Seth as she invited him to choose his favorite colors from her stash. I don’t think he realizes how much his baby sisters adore him. Lark’s plan is to have me knit him something with her yarn. She’s thinking knitted Easter eggs for everyone. Can anyone recommend a pattern?
Seth made some thrilling (for him) discoveries today with his metal detector. As I write, I can hear him telling the tale of today’s big find for what must be the tenth time or so. He’s demanding a blog post. Yes, next week for sure.
In the meantime, this weekend stay tuned for a giveaway and Saturday Garden Journal where we’ll talk gardening details from this week.