I have a big project going on at work. It has been dragging on for much too long but this week, things are starting to ramp up. This project involves a fair amount of uncertainty and change which will be good in the end but tough in the short term. Too many days I am unable to turn off the chatter in my head. I’ve been learning to meditate and have returned to yoga and those are good things. But yesterday I found a new way to create rest. Digging, raking, gathering, hauling, dumping. The sun was out so I headed to the garden after work. I turned the soil and pulled some pesky volunteers. I raked up sticks and pine cones and created a base for the walk way. And I found this sweet little frog. I just sat and watched him for a bit before sharing him with our tiny person. What a treasure. I was dirty and a bit sore but happy to find such lovely rest in my gardening work.
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I love his curiosity. He dropped down in from of this little fenced area and looked at the sleeping herb garden for a long time. Such a great reminder to pay attention. Winter is fading away and I am excited for spring in a new way. I am imaging more herbs, the lavender bushes coming back, cucumbers, maybe even some blueberry bushes. What are you excited about?
What a wonderful weekend we had. Yes, we lost an hour but the sun was out, the skies were blue, and it was warm enough to begin digging in the garden. I was able to turn the soil in my raised beds and get some of the debris cleaned up. It will be awhile before any planting can happen but the planning has begun.
I continue to make progress on my Birkin. But I can’t stop browsing Ravelry and thinking about casting on something new.
There is this,
The weekend is gone. My fridge is filled with veggies and I am taking the Simple Green Smoothie challenge this week.
Enjoy your Monday.
There was a bit of unraveling today. Had to take my Stopover sweater back a few inches because there was an oddly twisted stitch and it was bugging me. I need to start the sleeves but think I will wait for the weekend. We have a 4 day weekend coming up so plenty of time to knit. I did finish a hat. I skipped one round of the color work pattern because I didn’t want such a slouchy hat. This was a fun pattern and the yarn is wonderful.
My reading is all over the place, can’t seem to settle into a book but I am sure that will pass. I think I have 5 Kindle books opened right now and an audio book that seems like it could hook me.
What is really capturing my attention right now is garden planning. I have started a Pinterest board and have some great ideas saved. We have had a few sunshine afternoons so I took the tiny person out to take a look at the garden and begin to imagine how I might give it new life. Our last frost date is mid-May so plenty of time to plan.
Be sure to visit Kat for some yarn and reading inspiration.
It has been a long time since I had more that one day with nothing scheduled. I have had to remind myself numerous times to relax. I have had a lovely run, a hike on the trail that was a bit warmer than I was expecting, a bit of sewing, a frustrating evening with a knitting project that had to be put aside (I really need a simpler project), and plenty of time to sit on the deck with my book. And there was some good progress made on the travel planning – just 5 weeks now.
On Sunday I decided to tackle my little whimsy garden bed. I created this space a few years ago with some fun garden art using tea cups and pots that have little cracks and breaks. I have not been successful with plantings. I found some large pots that I will fill dirt and add some flowers. I am hoping that having them up, off the ground, will keep the rabbits from snacking on the leaves. We will see. I do know that I want to get back in the garden more often – a great way to melt away stress.
It has been a lovely, long weekend.