Sunday, April 27, 2008

Digging in the Dirt

I've decided to start a garden this year. It's something that I've been wanting to do for about 3 or 4 years, but just haven't gotten around to it. The place that we're currently renting has a nice big backyard, perfect for a garden. I decided to start small this year to see if I stick with it. My dad came over yesterday and helped me dig. So we dug up the grass in my chosen garden spot. The soil is nice and loose right now. There's quite a few dandelion weeds growing throughout the yard, so I'm going to have to be proactive in pulling those up as they come in. I'm planning to put my plants in the first or second weekend in May. I'm basically wanting salsa ingredients. So I'll be planting tomatoes, jalopeno peppers, onions. I think I may plant some green beans too. Also, I want to do some container gardening in little pots with herbs. I'm thinking cilantro, mint, lavendar, and flat-leaf parsley maybe. We'll see.

Anyways, there was something extremely therapeutic about digging in the dirt. I don't have garden gloves yet so I was using my hands. It just felt so good - I can't explain it. Today I woke up so incredibly sore, as if I had gone to a workout class yesterday. I feel pretty good about that. I had a workout and I had fun doing it. We'll see if this sticks and if I still enjoy it down the road. I'm hoping the fact that it will force me outside to maintain it will be a good thing. Sunshine always makes me feel better.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Longing to Be Done

Oh, how I long for the day that I can be all done working. Boo is such a joy to be around. It's okay working and I haven't been miserable the entire time, but it's so hard seeing everyone else get to spend time with him while I'm trekking to work. Today was especially hard. Boo's sick - nothing major, just a little cold. But there's nothing like mommy for a baby when they're not feeling well. I would've loved to stay home, but I only have one sick day accrued so far. I could've used it, but I felt like I needed to save it for when Boo is more sick. Does that make sense? I just hate it though. I should be home holding him and comforting him and I'm not. Enough ranting for now I guess.

As to an update, all of my projects have been on hold since going back to work. It's really hard to juggle everything at the end of a long work day. I'm trying to find a way to put "Crystal's fun creative time" back into my day, but so far it's not happening. I'd love to hear tips from other working moms. I'd love to figure out how to make good money from home. Anyone have any ideas on that one? I'm all ears. I think teaching piano could be promising, but when I wasn't working full time I lacked the funds to properly promote my business. Now I have the funds and no time. Arrgg - life. Gotta love it!

Boo is doing really good though. I need to update with newer pics. I actually did that with a new post, but I'm not sure where the post went. I must not have saved it. That's frustrating. Oh well.

Well, time to get going back to the daily grind!