Thursday, April 14, 2011


Lately I haven't been blogging.  The season of Spring brings many, many activities, and especially so this year. 

Instead of blogging I've been living vicariously through all of your blogs.  Some of you are very serious writers and some of you have a natural talent for letting words flow, especially if it's something funny.  Some of you are complete freaks.  That's what I like about the blogging world.  Too many times we can get in a rut with our thinking but the blog world opens the eyes and shows the big picture.  And how not to take life so seriously.

Since we had our vacation it's been a struggle to get back into the swing of things.  I'm reticent to do exactly that.  It feels like I'm losing my grasp on nature.  On vacation it wasn't about being inside, it was all about being outside in the woods, the sun, the snow.  Once home it's all about getting things done in the house.  Waking up for school, doing the dishes, doing the laundry, making beds, back to real jobs, back to hobby businesses.  There's less and less time spent outside. 

I'm mourning this loss.  I sit outside and read under trees until the sounds of lawnmowers drown out the sounds of birds and the dog shepherding the cat for the millionth time today.

We've planted the garden but it doesn't seem to be doing as well as last years.  Maybe our heart isn't in it as much.  We did figure out that we need to keep planting something every week.  I started more seedlings yesterday.  Jace planted more rows of corn and microgreens.  I planted peppers, cilantro, and basil.  The tomatoes are "waking up" and starting to stretch upwards.  One plant already has a baby tomato.  If things keep growing it looks like we'll have a nice crop of watermelon and canteloupe.

On the inside of the house we have the kitchen/masterbath remodel in progress.  We (I) am moving things to other rooms, consolidating, throwing things out.  It looks like we have an official start date for the last week of April.  We know the contractor and he has this great business practice of starting a job and working on it till it's actually completely finished before starting a job for someone else.  This makes him very sought after.  Of course I'll have some pics for you to see when we're getting underway and the finished work. 

So that's about it for now.  We're getting by, although reluctantly.  Time keeps marching forward.  Summer will be here and it'll be time for swimming lessons and harvesting.