Monday, May 16, 2011


My mouth is sore from a braces tightening today and I didn't get to talk to Jodi very long tonight.  I am turning that negative into a positive by using the time to write a blog post.

I was gone last weekend at debate in Estevan at got home Sunday about 12:30 with the girls. It was Leora's Junior Nationals, and they fed us "kid food." By the time I got home, I was really craving green food and burning to see my yard.  So much is blooming, and it makes me feel a little giddy. I picked my first asparagus of the season and cut some chives, spinach and rocket.  Then I alternated between working in the yard and making a delicious salad for supper to go with the potato soup (made from our potatoes and basil) that Mike brought up from the freezer.

Mike had sent me a picture of crocus blooming in the front and something else I don't remember the name of blooming in the back.  I zoomed around the yard inspecting each bud. Today I have grape hyacinths blooming in 5 beds and white tulip blooming in one. My daffodils, tulips and  phlox will all be blooming soon. All my leaves are in bud and I can see growth each sunny day.

The help from the girls on Sunday was grudging, but nothing could hamper my green rejoicing. I nagged them to do and hang their laundry then looked on happily at the second line and thought I was glad Mike hung it, or all the laundry would not have fit. I felt the same way as I gleefully watered everything in the yard for an hour and a half, and emptied my three rain barrels. I was even happy weeding as I watched my daughters do a decidedly mediocre job of mowing with the push mower.

At the end of my green afternoon, my salad was delicious and marred only slightly by the sunburn on my chest. I guess there is such a thing as too delighted. . .

1 comment:

  1. I know I'm a bad seed :) I uploaded the pictures to my picasa site, but not to wendy's yet. Here is a link to them.