I never thought I would be the type of person to suck in all that Spring/Summer has to offer. I work very hard this time of year and I totally overdue it. Although I wish I could slow down sometimes, I think my undiagnosed OCD may have something to do with it One thing is for sure my fibromyalgia doesn’t help me in the least. I’m older and wise enough to know that you shouldn’t give up on anything you’re passionate about but, I’m not older and wise enough to listen to my body and stop just yet! So here’s to another Spring/Summer and all the aches, pains and beauty it has to offer!
Honestly though with all the hard work I put into it I can truly say I love it! Watching my perennials grow, the lilac tree bloom outside my kitchen window, my annuals overflow the flower beds, planting seeds, transplanting seedlings, harvesting fresh veg, and eating them of course! I’m in love with the smell of fresh cut grass, I enjoy washing windows thanks to the Windex window kit, cleaning up the yard, weeding and taking all summer gear out of the garage. I will do everything and anything I can to soak up natures vitamin D.
Last year I had a veggie garden at my father in laws house and I grew Tomatoes, Green Onions, Cucumbers, Hot Peppers, Snow Peas and Melons. This year I have a garden at my father in laws again and another mini above ground garden in my backyard at home. I started planting seeds in pots and I transplanted nearly everything that went into the ground. This year I’ve planted Roma Tomatoes, Sweet Cherry Tomatoes, Green Onions, Sweet Corn, Green Peppers, Snow Peas, Green Beans, Bok Choy, Cucumbers, Round Carrots, Cauliflower and Broccoli, Oh my! After listing all these veggies I realize this is going to be a yummy Summer/Fall!
We’ve had the opportunity to enjoy snow peas, green beans, bok choy and cucumbers from the garden already and I can’t wait to sample more!
After last years tomato harvest I was able to make enough scratch sauce to last us the winter and I have learned so much I look forward to this years harvest! I absolutely love the direction I have taken as a person, mother and wife. I have made a huge efforts to cook more, bake more and buy less packaged goods. As a consumer I really have a hard time knowing what is good and bad these days. As a mother and a wife it’s very overwhelming trying to feed the family right. As a person I’m proud to say I can grow from the earth and feed my family the fruits of my labor! Here’s hoping for many successful harvests and the will and want to continue doing what I finally realize is something I am truly passionate about.