This day started out productive, but I’m taking a little rest break now. I woke up and went to work in the garden. I weeded and planted. The garden is officially full now. It’s so full that I have started planting stuff in the blackberry patch. I had some empty space there, so I planted my sugar baby watermelons that my friend Jeni brought me.(Jeni has brought me 90% of my plants!) The next project is the squash trellis, which is really going to be more like a squash tunnel. It’s going to be a lot of fun!
I was telling my husband that gardening has been such a stress reliever for me. It’s like a little retreat every time I go out there to work. It’s quiet, peaceful and beautiful. I have time to think and pray, and I am always finding spiritual applications while gardening. Maybe I will write a book (or a blog) about what God teaches me while I garden. On top of all that, I’m getting my vitamin D and a workout, so it’s very healthy. I enjoy it so much, and I can’t wait until it starts producing. So far I have gotten asparagus and some lettuce, but there is much more to come.
In spite of my hard work this morning, I am not feeling very well today. My throat is on fire! I feel tired and achey, my head hurts and my ears are pulsating. (No auto-correct, so I guess that’s an actual word!) One of my kiddos was sick with a stomach bug last night, so we are having a forced weekend at home. I don’t mind. We have been running around so much. I think my body is telling me to rest.
The household purge is going pretty well, but there is still a lot to do. I have till Thursday! Hopefully I will feel better tomorrow so that I can hit it hard Tomorrow and Monday. My front porch is filling up with bags and boxes. I’m pretending that I’m down-sizing which has resulted in one completely empty bedroom. My goal is to get every bit of clutter out! It makes cleaning difficult and unsatisfactory. Difficult because I have to move the clutter around to clean, and unsatisfactory because even after I clean, it still looks messy. I’m hoping that the giant clutter purge will produce the opposite affect. Simple and satisfactory is what I’m looking for!
Well, there is a lot more that I could talk about, but my baby boy is napping beside me, and the temptation to snuggle up and nap with him is winning. I’m not a napper by nature, but today may be the exception.