Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Negected Garden

Due to recent events beyond my control I have been having a difficult time caring for my garden. It seems to have done alright without me despite how much I miss working in it.

My neglected Monsoon Garden

A few of the things that have kept me away from my garden which include a neighbor on drugs smashing up my car, dealing with insurance – which paid me much less than the car was worth, finding a car, buying a car, having to return the car, buying another car, doing emissions and registration, doing some repairs on that car, accidently locking myself out of that car, going to the Toyota dealership for new keys, having to appear in court multiple times for the neighbor incident, having to deal with a prosecutor, breaking my big toe while exercising, going to the hospital because the pain would not decrease, organizing a church activity, taking care of children with pink eye and strep throat, disinfecting our house and having to go to the doctor for a rapid strep throat test and an antibiotic eye drop prescription. All of this happened while starting off a new school year for my children and for myself as a teacher.

Alas - the weeds outside my garden (in the foreground) are growing!

 I love to garden and I love to share my garden with others, though you will have to forgive me for my infrequent posts while I recuperate from the last month of my life.

Despite neglect, my garden is growing - howbeit a bit unruly


11 comments:

  1. Oh my, forget the monsoon garden, you've had a veritable life monsoon going on! I hope things get better and calm down for you soon and that you can relax in the garden before too long! And good luck with the new school year!

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    1. Thanks Indie!
      I really appreciate the support. It has been a wild August!

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  2. Jay that is a full plate to heck with the garden until you get things straight. Let things calm down. when you get back at it I have some dwarf tomatoes that do great inside and when the weathers is good take them outside great container tomatoes let me know when you want some seed...

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    1. Oh great. Thanks Dusty River! That sounds fun.

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  3. Oh Jay how awful...being a teacher is so busy and then children who are sick adds to that crazy busyness...but all the other is just plain overkill for anyone...that saying when it rains it pours is so true sometimes but I have found when the sun shines and winds calm it is a glorious time...hoping that for you soon...

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  4. So sorry to hear about all your trials. It's times like this that I try to remember that we're never given more than we can handle. Hope you find the rainbow soon.

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    1. Thank you Carolyn! Some times we are called to go through deep waters. I suppose I just need to learn to become a better swimmer! (=

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  5. Thinking of you my dear brother.

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    1. Thanks April. Whew. I think we are slowly getting back to being able to deal with the challenges of life. It was pretty rough for a while there! P.S. I love the pictures of William! (=

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  6. Look into Ruth Stout and her mulch gardening. No digging, no weeds.

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  7. Look into Ruth Stout and her mulch gardening. No digging, no weeds.

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