“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open.”
Poet Muriel Rukeyser

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?