My dream last night.
I dreamt that I was in my mom's house and she was making breakfast for me and a large group of old church friends. She was making scrambled eggs with broccoli and cream cheese in them. What? I might have to try that! : -)
She also made a ton of bacon and plated it up so that it looked like flower petals.
I insisted on doing the dishes.
My mom has been gone for 11 years this month, and I gotta tell you, I so love dreaming about her. It keeps her alive in my memory.
|The strawberries are coming in!|
I'm really enjoying the yard this year, and getting to things that I've been putting off for ages.
I've been dividing things and moving them around, cleaning out the shed, yadda yadda.
The tick situation.
I thought it was getting a little better, as I had two days where I saw nary a tick.
I had one on my buttocks. My flesh.
There was one behind my ear.
On my arm.
Two on my right leg.
And...hold on to your coffee cups....one very nearly on my hooha.
I found a yard spray that is supposed to be safe for honeybees, but I just can't bring myself to use it.
|The pole beans are working their way up the twigs.|
|The roses bloomed yesterday.|
This having to be very frugal in the yard this year has been a very good thing for me.
|Baby lettuces growing in an old galvanized tub. I'm relying heavily on seeds this year and loving it. I'm loving seeing them sprout and grow.|
|Found this little beauty in the trash - I'm still working on a 'scenario' for it...I was thinking of putting a little 'For Sale' sign in front of it.|
|Red nasturtiums planted in a basket. I have a can of pink spray paint, and I'm thinking that bike might be pink soon...do you think it would look good, or should I leave it be?|
This however is my pride and joy at the moment. I had an old wheelbarrow frame that I didn't want to throw away, it was just cool and old, and I knew one day I'd find something to do with it.
Behold! A garden shelf! Complete with a broken old rake.
I heart junk.
I had to show you how big all the birds are getting - Stubs is getting along fine with all of them, and I think she enjoys the company although she'd never actually admit it.
The meat birds are so different. These are the Freedom Rangers. No matter how often I feed them, they act like they are on death's door from starvation and make me feel that I've neglected them.
They eat, sleep, sit and do something that rhymes with sit - and that's about it.
The chicks I got from McMurray Hatchery continue to delight me.
They are adorable!
I'm so glad I got past my fears of ordering live poultry - I'm really enjoying having all of these different breeds that I wasn't able to get at my local feed store.
OK...this change that I'm feeling.
Numero Uno - I know the restless feeling I have so often is ADHD. I have to be careful and acknowledge that and just say 'Hey ADHD - bite me' and try to get myself calmed down, focus on a project - and it passes.
This is what I've been feeling. Our lives are too cluttered. Our bodies are too cluttered. Our homes are too cluttered. Our minds are too cluttered.
Clutter - stuff - things - worries -
Are we really living, or merely surviving?
In being very frugal and creative in the garden this year, it has dawned on me that I just don't fully appreciate the things that I have. I still have things in my home that I don't really care about, or wouldn't miss if I didn't have them. I don't fully honor what I have.
I still have about 20lbs on my body that needs to be gone. For health's sake - not for appearance. I'm over that.
My mind is still too cluttered with fears that will never come to pass, to do lists that don't really need to doing.
What I propose is that I - and anyone that would like to join me, embark on a journey - a journey that would begin with a 7 day physical cleanse (NOT a fast) - and after that physical cleanse, we would start a home cleanse - and a mind cleanse.
If you are interested in this - PLEASE comment or email me. I think it would rock to have a group of us doing this together for support. If you do comment, PLEASE put your email address in your comment so I can get back to you if need be, ok?