Last weekend started out pretty rough. I had still been sick, and after another week of not sleeping well, I was completely exhausted. Saturday I spent resting, and trying to care for my husband. He was starting to show signs of being sick, and of course, my coughing all night long had disrupted his sleep, too. What a miserable pair we were on Saturday.
Sunday morning, I woke up early with the beginning of a migraine headache. I managed to fend it off with some Excedrin and by going back to sleep in my daughter’s room.
Coffee and breakfast was more like brunch because it was 11 o’clock by the time I was feeling well enough to eat. Oddly, my cold seemed to be less of a burden than it had been for the last week, and so I ended up working outside.
After I fed the horses, I intended to spread some flower seeds, and put up the pea trellis in the garden. Lack of time, decent weather, and energy had us put off installing the trellis, as well as pulling weeds in the garden; the pea plants were getting big and unruly.
Not only did I spread the flower seeds, I also pulled weeds in the flowerbeds, and put down mulch. It was getting late by the time I got into the garden. I hoed weeds around the peas, then installed the pea trellis, untangled the pea plants, and started them training on the trellis.
I finished up at eight o’clock by transplanting a small bush, and fencing off the area where I planted it. My dogs insist on digging in that flowerbed, and I am done fighting with them over it.
While, I was in the garden, I gathered some ripe strawberries, and noticed small tomatoes and pepper growing. There are blooms on the green beans, peas, squash, zucchini, and pumpkin. The sweet corn is two feet high. I accidently let my cilantro and basil bloom and go to seed, so those plants are already big.
By this time last year, the grasshoppers were already so numerous that they were eating everything in the garden. They had even gotten into my raised garden boxes and eaten all my lettuces and Brussels sprouts. We never had any kind of harvest last year.
This year, the grasshoppers are just starting to show up. I can hardly believe that May will soon be over. The year started out with little rain, but it has been raining consistently since March (almost too much). The temperatures have been pleasant, and the countryside is green.
My husband discovered green beans ready to pick on Tuesday, so we will be harvesting this weekend. The zucchini and squash may be ready, as well as a pepper or two. I’m glad it is a long weekend because we will be feasting all weekend long!
Hopefully, there will be breaks in the rain so we can not only work outside, but enjoy the Memorial Day weekend outside as well.
My life is so full and busy that sometimes I get overwhelmed. But I really wouldn’t want to be anywhere else doing anything else. I am the one responsible for how busy I am. I often try to do too many things, and sometimes forget about relaxing.
My 47th birthday is next week, and I am having a hard time wrapping my brain around being that old. My perspective has changed on a few things since my twenties, but I think I enjoy life perhaps more now than back then. I don’t think that one grows out of wanting to do it all. As long as I have energy, I am going to focus on doing what I love, and not let life pass me by.
I hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend, and stay safe.
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.