Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday Morning Musings

Yesterday, following the two Sunday morning services, I spent an hour and a half working in the garden. It's a community garden, an offering of the church, and I have a plot in it. So far I have planted three varieties of tomatoes, green and yellow pepper, green beans and Lima bean, oregano, sage, garlic, leeks, chives, marigolds and dahlias. Yesterday I added cucumbers and basil. Then, in August I will start broccoli and Brussels sprout seedlings for a fall garden, they will go not the garden in September for a late November harvest.

In addition to tending to my plot I also help weed the entire garden, including the two empty plots. We're hoping to find two more people to take the empty plots, but if not we will plant flowers, just to keep the weeds down.

It's wonderful to be outside gardening. Still, I find myself impatient. I want to rush through the weeding and get rid of them. But I work to slow down, be, mindful, attentive, and appreciate the rich soil, the worms, the sun.

Today I intend to exercise with my DVD for abs, arms, and legs. Then I'm going to do a little gardening. I hope to take a walk into town, mostly for something to do. My husband works all day and I'm alone with the dogs. I think I'll walk to Panera Cares, with my book and have an iced tea. it's a good twenty minute walk, and a good community project to support.

Other than that it will be a quiet day. The rest of the week will include the usual round of meetings, plus mu first(here) memorial service.

That's my week, what about yours?

2 comments:

Katherine E. said...

Nice, quiet day for me as well. My husband just called me -- he's on his way home from a 3 day bike ride in central Texas (he had a great time), and our youngest daughter Katie is spending the day with relatives on her mom's side of the family. So, for a while at least, I have the house to myself. Quite nice.

Later this week I leave for Houston to attend my UCC Regional Conference. I'm leaving a day early to spend time with an old friend. Very much looking forward to that.

Trying to be open to whatever opportunities might present themselves for my work after this interim ends. What form my ministry takes after this seems quite hazy at the moment...we'll see.

Take care, Terri!
Warmly,
Katherine

Gaye said...

Got a couple of deadlines for clients so its going to be busy. My husband has gone to Lusaka but the flights are erratic and theres no knowing when he'll be back.

Small has an re-assessment for dyslexia required by the school, a process that irritates me no end ....

And thats my week.

Hey ho.

Looking forward to most of it.

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