|Posted by Rosetta McHugh on September 8, 2011 at 2:20 PM|
I positively cannot believe I have let my website go this long unattended. I apologize to all websites everywhere, I have done you an injustice. I don 't know if the word for this behavior would be slacker, or busy.
When the high heat of summer hit, (as it usually does, all of a sudden) something happened to my routine. My routine of daily chores is not always the same anyway, but that's hardly an excuse. The heat messes me up a bit. I didn't want to go out in the hot sun to work, but since we do not have air conditioning in the main part of the house, I didn't want to stay inside either. I managed to get the garden planted which didn't like the heat either. I think if the green beans could have, they would have reached out and slapped me as I walked by. The tomatoes didn't do very well either. They kind of look warped from the happy little green worms that slurped the life out of their stems. It's not entirely my fault, they blended in with the stems so well that I didn't always see them until the leaves were totally gone and the plant was a measley stick poking out of the ground. The tomatoes hated me but were to weak to do any harm to me. We won't even talk about the eggplant. They went into total rebellion. Beautiful plants and purple flowers but absolutely no fruit. The rest of the garden couldn't speak to me because it was smothered in crabgrass. So I spent the summer arguing with my garden and we parted ways. I gave in and let the grassy weeds have its way for now.
When cooler weather gets here, my energy and the desire to get chores done should return ( I hope). Then I will get the tiller out of hiding and show those mangy plants who's boss. They may knock me down for a while but I am still in charge of what will be planted and next year, we will conquer the vegetable rebellion in our back yard.
So in reality, I don't feel lazy, I was fighting a battle, caught up in vegetable warfare. I was so caught up in my task of gardener, that I neglected the other aspects of my life. We do tend to get sidetracked from time to time. It's times like that we can turn to our Creator and give it all to Him to help us work out the plan needed. When we have done all we can and feel like we have failed, God is there to pick us up, dust us off, and help us get the job done. Then we can stop and smell the roses. That is, after we get the japanese beetles off of them.
Enjoy the end of an interesting summer.