Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Tending the Garden

I have not been productive lately. The sewing machine sits unplugged (with a stack of projects unfinished next to it), the scrapbook is closed, waiting on the next spurt of pages, and my stamps sit unused.

I have not been idle, though. For at this time of year, when the weather warms, the sun stays up just a little big longer, and everything turns green - I attack my spring cleaning - of the outside! Weeds get pulled, plants get trimmed and moved, new plants are added - and a beautiful layer of mulch is spread over it all.

I am physically exhausted - lots of lifting and pulling and kneeling and twisting has moved muscles I forgot I had - but when I look out on my tulips, or see my little munchkin helping spread mulch - it is all worth it.