Procrastinating the Topsy-Turvy Way!Wednesday, May 05, 2010
One weekend, a dear friend introduced me to “topsy-turvy” gardening. My mom loves to garden and she has the patience and the passion. I don’t have a big backyard and we mostly have pavers, trees and shrubs. There really isn’t a whole lot of ground where I can plant vegetables and herbs.
But to my surprise, I was intrigued with the prospect of harvesting my own tomatoes, strawberries, herbs, eggplant, zucchini, squash and a little treat for humming birds!
I have a topsy-turvy life, it seems. I have plenty of projects that have not seen its completion. So surely I don’t have shortage of tasks I need to complete, but I’m having a major writer’s block that I need a little diversion. The other project that I have to work on in the next few weeks is emotionally exhausting so tackling a “gardening challenge” can be fun and uplifting? Or am I setting up myself to another source of frustration?
Of all my four children, my youngest is probably the one that got my mother’s green thumb and love for the outdoors. My 9yo gets excited planting annuals, perennials, and vegetables.
So today I drove to Home Depot and “splurged” …
Have a great week everyone and keep smiling
“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.” – Oscar Wilde