Home from the dog park and a fourleg cool down in the Mukwonago River, competing interests mingle.
Thalia rolled her eyes at Urania who’d pulled weed whacker from the garage. She waved a black and blue paddle over her head. “Early morning is the best time to be on the water!”
Calliope looked at the lantana, calibrachoa, and lady-slipperesque red-orange bloomer that Typist picked up on a greenhouse adventure with their mother-in-law yesterday. Her hands were ready to paint pots with growing enthusiasm.
Typist nodded at the yoga mat. “We have 20 minutes for a good stretch before kayaking, planting, and trimming the tall grasses.”
A word from Typist:
Sorry, but I’ve got to go!!!
I want to share a delight from yesterday.
Lunching outside at a table for four… I enjoyed an April/May joint birthday celebration with three friends who are part of our 3mm community.
There were gifts.
One was heavy and had a grocery shopping bag inside of the decorative Happy Birthday bag?
“I’m curious!” I said while reaching into the red plastic.
I pulled out two packages of fresh rhubarb!
Underneath I found a tart pan.
So much delight!
What a gift it is to be seen and heard!
Again I am thinking about real work… What is our real work?
Now I’ve really got to go… mat, kayak, planting… and if there’s energy left over, I suppose I’ll trim along the rock walls and around the tree trunks. ;)
What is possible for your Saturday?
Rhubarb crisp is on my game plan for today as well as rhubarb sauce. I have to use keto ingredients but they should still be good. I planted lantana once down here about 25 yrs ago and it has invaded the property. I still love the blossoms on them though. I don't need to water anything because we've had horrible storms move through here the last few days. Hope you weekend continues to be wonderful. My husband was a soldier for many many years so the kids and I learned very early on to drink lots of water and stop for a 10-15 min break every hour we worked outside in this Louisiana heat. When he retired from the army he went to work at a locsl high school teaching JROTC. He kept cases of water in their classroom for the kids. He followed the army way there too. "Drink water-move on." Anytime someone said they didn't feel good they got water handed to them. So sunscreen, brimmed hat, have a chair near by, lots of breaks, lots of water and enjoy your beautiful plants. That's my prescription for you for this weekend. Enjoy!!
Happy birthday, belated or otherwise, Gail! What thoughtful gifts in so many ways. BTW- I received your lobster drawing. Thank you! When I get my creative juices flowing, I'll figure out something fun and hopefully clever to share.