Hey jolly ranchers and ranchettes! We’ve made it through another week. Well, almost. We have a few hours to go. I feel good about it, though, I think we’re gonna pull it off.
This week was so busy for me — I feel like I’m not even sure what happened. I had an event to go to almost every night this week! Applications to go through! Our car is making a weird noise! I have to get in all my info about workshops at camp! I keep thinking today is Saturday! We haven’t had time to go grocery shopping; what do I eat??
I’m trying to get through weeks like this and the last gray days of winter’s last gasp by planning the garden I’m going to plant soon — one of the reasons we took this apartment was because it has a yard in back with raised beds, perfect for a vegetable garden. I’m excited about tomatoes, zucchini, and hot peppers; cooking herbs like mint and cilantro and medicinal herbs like skullcap and yarrow. This will be my third year trying to get this garden going, and I know my ambitious dreams for it probably won’t be fully realized — the first year we only got two tomatoes and squirrels ate them both before we could, and the second year we got three entire ripe tomatoes but not until September and also the zucchini plant died after two zucchini for some reason — but I’m trying hard not to care about the outcome too much. It’s about the process! About living things being able to survive outdoors again! There’s food, theoretically, where before there was just dirt!
This is what got me through the Midwestern winter, and is now getting me through these weird post-winter days where it rains all the time and you can’t really tell when the sun rises or sets because everything is equally dim at all hours. What are you looking forward to? What’s getting you through this day, this week, this month, this year? Are you pumped about your plans to go to a Ren Faire later this spring and stay totally committed and in character as a time traveler from the future? Are you going to the dog park this weekend? Do you have plans to sleep in til noon? Tell me all about it!
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