The past week I was trying to check off some must do items from my to-do-list. I didn't finish any of them so nothing got checked off. 😟 The two things taking up much of my work time right now are getting my gardens up for the season and getting the rest of my supplies put away in the new spare bedroom art space.
I am making headway with both of these tasks. Garden work is the top priority since the growing season in New Hampshire isn't really very long. The art space gets worked on if we have a rainy day, or else it will wait until all the initial gardening is done. And my gardening tasks (other than the occasional weeding) should be done by the end of this week. Hurrah!!!
Here's my veggie garden on Saturday afternoon. I have a love-hate relationship with it. I love getting the produce, planning it and buying the plants, but I really hate setting it up. I am trying coconut mulch on it this year since last year it had SO many weeds. Weeds are one of the reasons I dislike veggie gardening. I ran out of mulch and need to go get some more. This has been the biggest outdoor project that will end up taking me 4 days once I get the rest of the mulch and spread it. Have you used coconut mulch, and what do you think of it if you have? I'm hoping it will help the weed situation.
My other garden projects only took a couple of hours here and there, easy morning projects.
And speaking of being busy, a lot of you commented lately with the question of how I seem to do so much? Sorry if I am exhausting you. Compared to juggling around 75 students a day in 3 eighty minute classes, as well as a 40 minute study session when I didn't know who would be joining until that day, never mind 80 minutes to plan lessons and grade whatever was passed in, as well as the occasional lunch duty, teacher's meeting, National Honor Society lunch meeting since I advised the group, parent conference, staff meeting, work I took home... (OK- now I am exhausted.)
I am doing exactly what I love, when I feel like doing it, for how long I feel like doing it. I am definitely enjoying my retirement! ❤And if you don't believe that, I can share photos of how messy my house is right now- big smile!!! 😀One of these days I will get around to picking it up.
There hasn't been a lot of cooking in my house lately with me trying to get the veggie garden planted, and I keep forgetting to take drink photos. I did however make up a quick spaghetti sauce last Friday evening for dinner, mainly because I was out of jars of it on the basement stockpile shelves. With the rain we had all day, the temperature never got over 55 degrees (about 13 degrees C) , so spaghetti seemed like a good call.
I like to add some wine to my sauce, so that meant opening a bottle. I might as well have a glass (or 2) since it was open, right?