As much as I dislike winter weather, I am grateful for the time it provides me to rest after a wearying summer and harvesting season, and for the time it allows me to pursue *fun* things I don't ordinarily have time to pursue the rest of the year. Not so, this year.
Though the winter weather dragged on and on it seemed, I don't feel as though I have accomplished one speck of preparation for the coming growing season, one ounce of creativity and/or one moment of rest for my weariness. Anyone else feeling that way?
Now I am....
Going to the laundromat (not my most favorite activity in the world)
Mowing the grass, daily. ( which I like, but still....)
Potty training the 2-year old. (Have I mentioned how much I hate potty-training?)
Following around a surprisingly fast (!) crawler (it had to happen one day)
Sprinting toward the last lap of the school year ( and oh-my side aches!)
and thus~ feeling pretty busy already, without the rush of summer to add to it! Not really ready for the workload to come.
I AM ready for, however, is ...
the taste of real tomatoes
so many vases of flowers they spill over into all the rooms
NOT buttoning up coats
the first lettuce leaves
using fresh herbs again
eating on the patio three times a day
breezes coming in the window
trips to my favorite spring/summerAND/fall haunt:
Greenhouse. Playground. Animal Farm. Country Shop. This place has it all.
We have chickens, I know. I have no idea why I would take a picture of SOMEONE ELSES' but there it is.
(It is baby goat season. Just about every other kind of baby season too, come to think of it!)
We have been doing an awful lot of fun things lately and enjoying this warm, sunny spell the very best we can.
It will all get done, and if not today-there is always tomorrow. And should we not be given a tomorrow, it won't matter anyhow. Right?