Goodness- life seems to be moving so darn fast right now. Do you feel that way too? Some days have felt like a whirlwind with more moving parts than I could possibly keep up with. (And how is it June already?) Our days have been filled with lots of good things, but lots of good things all added together makes for very full and sometimes hard to keep up with. Some activities will be winding down for us soon, which is always bittersweet, but at the same time welcome for summer.
Amidst all the activity, though, we managed to spend most of last weekend at home. We all appreciated that so much! We hadn’t had a weekend at home in awhile, with our travels and festivals. (After many years selling at a local market every weekend, I will never take my weekends at home for granted! It feels like a treat to me every time.)
After running an errand on Saturday, we spent the afternoon working as a family on a project I really wanted to complete. We built shelves for Bracken’s room! One wall in his room had a space that wasn’t very wide, so we built floor to ceiling shelves. We built them out of pine boards and it made us all so happy to transform an area that felt like wasted space to much-needed storage. We’re still figuring out organizing his room, but the addition of those shelves was a huge help.
On Sunday, our family worked to tackle a project that Jeff had really been wanting to get done. We had beautiful weather for working in the garden. Jeff had planted lettuce and kale seeds, and all the starts needed to be transplanted into bigger pots. We didn’t plant them in the ground because we’ve learned the hard way (again and again) how much damage the moles do to the plants that go in the ground in our garden.
This year Jeff and I decided not to grow as many vegetables as usual, but instead focus most of our gardening efforts on building permanent raised beds with hardware cloth underneath. (In the meantime, many plants will stay in pots.) Lettuce and kale are a must every year. We transplanted just under seventy plants into gallon pots, and Jeff wants to plant more so we might not keep the garden so simple after all. That’s fine too.
Jeff loves working in the garden so much, it’s his favorite way to relax, and he needs breaks from long hours working in his shop anyway. I find it funny that I feel stressed when the house is a mess and Jeff feels stressed when the yard is a mess. I’m sure I’ve mentioned that before. Anyhow, this weekend will find us at home again (yay!) and I’ve got plans that include paint. Whatever your weekend plans, hope you have a great one!