Monday, April 28, 2008

Weekend notes

Husband left town for three days on a fishing trip with some friends, leaving me with the young'uns. He really needed a break, and Sister was going to be with her own dad for a long weekend, so I was glad to see him go. But I'm also glad he's back now. I got to sleep in til 9:00 am yesterday morning and woke up feeling like my old self. Once again, it amazes me how much more creative, happy, and patient I can be when I get enough sleep.

Miraculously, the little girls had a couple of simultaneous naps over the weekend so I got quite a bit of gardening done before it began pouring down rain yesterday evening. I must've planted a few dozen perennials and shrubs and the garden is looking quite flush at the moment. Pictures to come soon, I promise. It really is lovely.

I can't tell you how deeply satisfying it is to get back into the garden again after the hot dry summer and my vast pregnancy size kept me inside for so long. Out of all the things I can do solo, gardening is the thing I love best. There's just nothing like putting something into the ground and watching it thrive under your care. I've done a lot of sewing and other inside creative stuff in lieu of garden work for almost the last year, so it is profoundly gratifying to get my hands dirty again.

4 comments:

Bina said...

I can't wait to see pictures! I, too, love planting and taking care of stuff. I think that's why I get so depressed in the winter. I can't do anything outside!

I'm glad you had such a great weekend!

Beth said...

I couldn't agree ore...just the smell and the feel of ths dirt...love it. I too, planted this weekend. I transplanted some Rose of Sharon bushes along my fence....it's chain link and I want to hide it! so what does my husband want to do this weekend?....CUT THEM DOWN!!!! Oh. no. he. dinnit!!

we all worked in the yard and had bonfires both nights....just a perfect weekend really.

I'm glad you guys are getting some rain tho!

Mama D said...

Yeah, I don't think I'll be bending over in my flower beds too much this summer. A wonderful friend has offered to come and help me out.

My LACK of sleep lately must explain my mood... Maybe tonight will be better. One can hope!

Devilish Southern Belle said...

I love gardening; just wish it loved me. Everything I touch dies!