Excuse the absence.
I have been labouring in the garden – under the instruction of my green-thumbed mother and her hard-working spouse. I have been weeding, and trimming and absorbing instructions. I have been educated in plant choices and thrilled to see expanses of dirt emerge. I have ripped out things that were struggling and piled up mountains of plant-matter that will no doubt take weeks to dispose of.
I have been busy.
I have been cooking, moving, feeding and watering (plants and people), placating bored children and ferrying and socialising and generally falling into bed at the end of long days with obvious results.
And even though those results are huge swathes of dirt with eager little plants in the middle, I am happy.
Today our labouring house-guests have left, and I can get back to being me – with hopefully a bit of green-thumb taking root, because, you know, we have too many tombstones that look like this:
Impatiens by name impatient by nature – it’s fitting. Lets hope the new me can take pleasure in gentler pursuits… 😉