All week long I keep my heart open for joyful moments that I can share here on Fridays. Knowing that I’ll be writing this post makes such a difference in my life — the little moments that might pass me by are relished and remembered, rather than simply forgotten. We all have spring fever right now and this week’s post certainly reflects that!
+ I’m so happy I got my gardening post up on Tuesday because our yard has already changed. We have a few more tulips beginning to emerge and both crocus beds have itty bitty tips poking out. Bronwyn and I spent a big chunk of time on Tuesday clearing the asparagus beds. It’s still way too early for any to appear, but I want them to have access to every scrap of sunlight possible.
+ This week has been full of sun… and the dreaded mud hasn’t been too unbearable. The mud ices over during the night so it hasn’t been difficult to get Colton past it in the mornings, but the afternoons are a different story! Here’s a snapshot of our driveway this evening:
+ I have been poring over Cool Flowers and The Flower Farmer. There are so many amazing ideas for flower gardens out there and I can’t wait to get started! I have no interest in becoming a commercial flower farmer, but I do want a spectacular spread that I can enjoy through the summer and share with friends.
+ I used my Agway rewards to buy a new succulent and a pretty pot. I hope I can keep it alive because I have a mixed record with houseplants, especially since children began appearing in my life.
My blog feed has been full of posts reflecting on our lives a year after Covid. The posts have been beautiful and thought-provoking. I can’t imagine writing anything as eloquent as many of you have and I’m not going to try. Maybe I’ll change my mind in a few weeks and have something more to say, but for now I’m focusing on the fact that so many people have lost so much and I’ve been incredibly lucky. I’m sitting with the feelings of sorrow, guilt, and relief all balled into a confused knot in my throat. I’m welcoming it, finding stillness with it, and hoping to use it in some way.
I wish you all good health, peace, and comfort. Have a restorative weekend, dear friends.