Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Spring is comin' groove

What does it take to get my groove back? Certainly not my extremely cranky 8-year old child who I'm sending to bed early tonight in the hopes that she's just sleep-deprived and will shake it off with a couple extra hours under her belt.

And not my 20-month old little one who is charming and cute most days lately, but who treats me like a waitress in a crappy diner, demanding "Juice!" or "'Nack!" (snack) or "Dooey!" (smoothie) all day long, and I better hop to it or she'll help herself to the fridge, thanks.

No, I do love my girls and am pleased to be a mama, but to feel like my real self it takes sewing projects and grown-up conversations. And plants. Lots of plants.

One flat of sweet alyssum, an big mess of low-growing sedums, thymes, and mints for patio cracks, and a little colony-to-be of hellebores in my trunk and I'm good to go!

4 comments:

Nikkie said...

I love alyssum!

Beth said...

oohhh, is it the creeping thyme, that when you step on it, it smells so good? I want to find some of that to put between the bricks on my patio....if I'm lucky enough to stay here and not move.

I'm jealous! We have been having unbelievable weather here, but I know that the snow will hit eventually. :(

Belle said...

When do you actually plant them? Do you keep the flats inside your house, or greenhouse till after the last frost? I am still such a gardening noob that I buy most of my plants already potted and hope for the best the next year.

Undercover Angel said...

Plants...that's the only thing I haven't tried, and it just might be the thing to save my sanity. All four of mine have been cranky today, and creeping thyme and lavender sounds like heaven....