Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weddings and Weeding and Writing -- oh my!

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. ~ Martin Luther

Yesterday wiped me out... lol. I went to bed at 8:30 --

DD said, "Mom, it's EARLY."

I said, "I'm old and tired."

She said, "You're not old, you're only 43. You're middle aged." Then she stopped to think for a minute. "No, wait, you ARE over the hill."

Gee, thanks.

I think it was the wedding that wiped me out. There's a lot of family drama involved with the girl who was getting married. She's my niece that lived with us for a little while a couple of years back, and we were very excited for her .... but...

Drama. Most of which DH and I were on the wrong side of (side note: I hate leaving that "of" at the end of my sentence -- it really rubs me wrong, lol. As Winston Churchill said, "...ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.").

So, I was wrung out.

DD had a fun day, though. She had cake for lunch (what? Is that wrong?) and opened her gifts after (she especially loved her earrings that I bought -- she got her first hoops ... tiny, yes, but still HOOPS), and she got to play computer games, which doesn't happen often.

Okay, yes we tilled the garden, too, but she didn't find that all THAT onerous. It was more like a biology lesson. We opened our composter to take out the stuff on the bottom that had composted and found the most massive ant hill I've ever seen. Our composter is about two feet in diameter, and the composted part was at least a foot high, and they'd PACKED that sucker with ants and eggs and larvae.

Sadly, Hurricane Marianne hit and destroyed their home -- I really needed both the new dirt AND the room in the composter -- but not before we watched them for a while. We also discovered that the toads are still hibernating (another reason I carefully use a pitchfork to turn the garden and not a tiller) since we turned up several of those in the dirt as well.

We only got it about half done -- it's full of weeds (which are filling my composter!) and rocks, so it's hard work. But we'll be planting our cold crops in the next week or so AND putting the softer crops outside in their little greenhouses (thanks to a neighbor who consumes quite a bit of milk, I have lots of little greenhouses).

I can't wait. I can almost taste the fresh veggies now.


Last night after I crawled into bed, my brain kept thinking about my "Kitchen Matches" sequel and I have the next scene I want to write. My favorite character is not the hero or heroine, though ... it's Gram. I <3 her. She's so much fun to write. She's a little loopy, irreverent and full of love for her granddaughter.

I can't wait to sit and get it on paper.


You Are a Lucky Person

You are wild, to the point of being reckless. You often act before you think!

You are happiest when you have an obstacle to overcome. You need to be challenged.

You work at a pace that is comfortable to you. You can get more done if you don't burn yourself out.

You are a quick moving person. You get through things as efficiently as possible, though you occasionally cut corners.

Um... 50/50. I'm REALLY not wild and reckless, but much of the rest **might** fit.



Ceri Hebert said...

I 3> Gram too. I have a feeling she'll be my favorite character in your story.

I'm thinking of getting into the garden today if it doesn't rain. Yesterday the kids and I did a roadside cleanup in a neighboring town. It's the neatest town ever, or we got the roads where very few people go down because we hardly found anything.

Glad your DD had a good b'day.

MomJane said...

You Make Your Own Luck
You are steady and calm. You have a method to how you do things.

You are happiest when you are able to be alone for a while. You find strength within yourself.

You work at a pace that is comfortable to you. You can get more done if you don't burn yourself out.

You are a focused and dedicated person. You are willing to stay on task, even when it's hard.

Mostly true.

Dru said...

I'm so excited that your story is coming together.

Sounds like you had a full and busy day. I hope you're able to have a relaxing day.

Brandy said...

Ah, family drama. No wonder you were tired. I hope you were able to rest and are having a gorgeous day! Happy to hear DD had a good Birthday!