...pretty much sums up my state of being right now. It's been another non-stop whirlwind of activity around here, which really should come as no surprise.. I'm worn out and I am seriously doubting my ability to recite the alphabet. "A..B..C..Zzzzzzzzzz". Some days I wonder if I take on too much, then look around and see that I still have piles of clean laundry (AT LEAST THEY'RE CLEAN!!) on my dining room table that need to be folded and put away, floors that need to be swept and vacuumed, a bathroom that needs to be recaulked... and admit that the only moment of sanity I've experienced for the last few weeks was in realizing that perhaps I'm spread just a little too thin. But you know, that seems to be the theme for moms with families and jobs and priorities similar to mine. Some day we'll rest but today is not that day!
As I said, this weekend was a hectic one, and I even made some progress in the garden. I started 60 (!!!!) tomato seeds and 12 sweet pepper seeds. Because my flat holds 72. And
It's been two days since I sowed the seeds and I don't have any seedlings peaking through the soil yet, but I did see one little pepper seed that wasn't completely covered by soil and it was definitely waking up. How exciting!! Hopefully it won't be long before all those little boogers are up and growing and begging for a permanent home so they don't have to grow up to become vagrant tomatoes. I can just see them all gathered around a fire.. in a parking lot.. with fingerless gloves.. I need some sleep.
Outside, everything is growing. It looks like most of the seeds I planted two weeks ago have sprouted, with the exception of carrots and herbs... and I'm beginning to give up on herbs. They seem to be so easy for most people to grow.. but I'm not most people. I was really hoping for a big bunch of basil this year, so in one last Hail Mary attempt at something, I threw all my remaining basil seed into the pot that held my basil transplants before they gave up the ghost. Cross your fingers for me! Also, my cilantro is turning purple and not looking so great. Any suggestions?
Oh, and when I said "outside, everything is growing" I really meant it. EVERYTHING is growing - even things I wasn't expecting. In last year's bed that is supposed to be for squash ONLY this year (could someone please forward the memo to the rest of the vegetables?) I now have dozens of last year's lettuce blend seedlings emerging. And more french breakfast radishes. And chives. Nothing went to seed - I just didn't have a clue what I was doing and probably planted some things at the wrong time. Well, now it's the right time.. So, SURPRISE! Makes me think there might be something to Winter Sowing. I'll definitely have to do some more research.
It's time for this eternally spotty, dreaming-of-sunshine, weary head to hit the hay.. Otherwise, there's no telling what kind of trouble it could get me into on a night like tonight. That Baker Creek Heirloom catalogue is very appealing...