I woke up refreshed. Well, maybe not completely. As Jani would say "Everytime you wake up, you have big lips. As in you look like you're pouting." The sun was out, bright eyed and bushy tailed. It made me happy. It made me want to continue our work on the patio. So, we went to the nursery... and then to Lowe's... and then to K-Mart. It was a busy morning. A productive morning. We didn't get a lot, but enough to start. Lavendar, a mix of spices, brussel sprouts, radishes, okra and couple different bird feeders.
After taking care of some other business, I came home to relax and wait for Jani to get off work to plant. But instead of relaxing, I recieved a swift kick in my ass. Not a physical kick. An emotional kick. It sounds cliche' but... It really doesn't matter how close people may be to you, you never know what people are going through. Honestly, I do my best. How can I possibly be "truthful" or "transparent" but be told that I'm "not really living authentically" when I've tried to have truthful conversations and the other person wouldn't listen? My lesson here is this... Making assumptions will get you in trouble. Tread lightly. Just because you think things are in one place, doesn't mean the other person will agree with you. Continue your path... AUTHENTICALLY continue your path.
Anyhoo... in a bout of frustration in my inability to stay calm and tear free, I decided to start the planting without my dear friend. I'm glad I didn't wait.
I made a HUGE mess... (this isn't all of it!)
I love herbs... Hopefully I won't lose the markers!
My new lonely lavendar plant... It needs friends
Brussel Sprouts... I can't wait for these!!!!
Okra... Here comes some GUMBO!!!!
Planting these things made me relax a ton. I can't wait for these things to start producing. I've decided that my life is a lot like these veggies... Even though it's taken a little while, I will "bloom," I will start producing. It sucks that people aren't gonna be there to savor what comes out of it. It sure will be delicious.