Today was glorious- sunny with a nice breeze. I moved my laptop to do my work from a corner sunbeam. When 2:00 p.m. hit and I realized I was stressed out from work (not to mention I hadn't had lunch yet), I went for a barefoot walk to my garden, breathing deeply and stretching my arms the whole time.
I made mental notes of what my garden needs- lots of weeding, new veggies and herbs. The kiwi plant I just started growing last year that had died off to a viney twig during winter is now a thriving, full, bush overtaking its trellis. The raspberry plant has come alive with lots of fresh green leaves.
I am taking this Thursday and Friday off work. Thursday is my birthday and I started a new tradition two years ago of taking off work for me time. Of course, who wants to go back for just a Friday, so I went ahead and took that off, too. Hooray for long weekends!
Because I will be off work and because I've heard people say you should plant your garden Mother's Day weekend (to avoid frosty nights), I plan on digging in during my time off. I can't wait to fill that space with love and grow some fresh food to liven up my cooking.
If I haven't mentioned, I also made an appointment with a hairdresser to get a pink stripe. It's something I found myself writing on my to do list in Goddess Leonie's 2010 Planner. I'm not even sure where the idea came from. I just suddenly had the urge to fulfill that crazy, creative side with a burst of color.
So I'm going for it. If I don't chicken out.
Then you'll find me in my garden, clearing out bad and bringing in good.