Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tulips and Gladiolas

I just can't seem to get going. There's so much to do that I can't figure out which one to do. I've been fudging along with the basics: catching up on grocery shopping, mail, bread, kombucha, laundry, dinner. Mowing and schoolwork and housecleaning should be right up there too, as well as gobs of garden and yard projects, but I'm not moving too fast on those. Today, rather than vacuuming and dusting, I decided to go outside and mess with the tulip bed. It's one of those things on the garden list ... not too near the top. But nevertheless, it's good to be outside and have my hands in the dirt, doing something real, and away from my computer addiction.

I could SEE the tulip bulbs. This is not good. I'm not sure why they ended up so shallow this spring. It makes for very floppy tulips. I pulled 'em all out, re-dug the bed and chopped up & crumbled a bunch of those clay chunks. And then I replanted the tulip bulbs and also planted a bunch of gladiolas that I couldn't find space for in the garden. I really enjoyed the two gladiolas we grew last year. I bought these bulbs at Home Depot or Walmart, so they aren't exactly going to be the highest quality, but I expect to find some prettiness and smiles from them anyhow.

And I get to check one thing off the list (even if it's nowhere close to the priority items that should've been checked off today's list).


  1. Glads are fun because just when you think everything's done for the year, there they are!

  2. Be patient with yourself, Susan. Grief can take on many forms, and it likes to sneak up on you. God's peace to you. You remain in my prayers as you continue your walk through the valley of the shadow of death. - Sara K.

  3. It's easier to keep going on the list than to get going on it, so I often so SOMETHING from the to do list to help me get jump started, even when it's a low priority.