Weeds in the gardens and tangles in the health journey
Saturday, June 15, 2013
First, thank-you to SparkFriends who sent me messages discreetly inquiring if my Spark quiet was in any way sinister. It's nice to be missed, and for sure I'm missing my Spark interactions. Nothing serious going on here. It's just as the blog title says: weeds, weeds, weeds, WEEDS, both real and symbolic.
I used soil from the municipal composting program and fertilizer direct from the farm next door when I put in new gardens last fall: neither source has facilities to sterilize their product. You can imagine what that means -- the weed seeds in the soil have taken full advantage of the new nutrient sources of the fertilizer, and the weed seeds in the fertilizer have taken full advantage of a new growing medium! coooo-eeeeeee! Pigweed! Thistles! Convolvulus! Plantain! Chickweed! Quackgrass! I'm one busy weed-picker. And that's on top of the regular push to keep a couple acres of grass under control during the spring growth period and do all the other spring yard stuff.
And of course the trips to the 'city', the occasional day of teaching, the volunteer time at the Tourist Info centre, church and church meetings and Regional District meetings are as frequent as ever. *And* I make sure I steal every possible moment to take advantage of good outdoor tanning conditions when they happen!
So, yeah, I'm not Sparking and I'm missing it, but I'm fine. Well, if sliding backwards by about 5 lbs and neglecting any kind of serious cardio exercise can be included in "fine", then I'm fine. Won't be long till the pool is warm enough that I'll be able to do some water aerobics every day and that will help. All good, nevertheless.
Keep Sparking, you faithful ones, and savour summer, everyone!