Thursday, September 11, 2008

Playing in the dirt

Pregnancy has turned me into a heat and humidity wimp. For this reason, my flower beds have gone largely neglected over the summer. Grass and weeds are growing where they previously have not been permitted to linger. Early blooming mums have been lucky to be looked at, let alone deadheaded. Black Eye Susans and my purple Coneflowers had a turf war, and the Coneflowers lost. They survive, but don't look great (anyone else have a bummer year with the Coneflower?).

Yesterday evening, we got a little glimpse of how life can be when it's not in the 80's and humid (I've heard our summer hasn't been that bad. My hormone-infused reality sees it differently).

I worked. Weeds were pulled. Plants were divided and transplanted. Small trees growing under our deck were removed. New plants and a small tree were considered. I shoveled, raked, pulled, watered, fiddled... and 2 hours later I had a hard time moving at all.

But geez, the front our our house looks nicer for it.

And it made me feel so much better. I've been missing scrubbing dirt from my fingernails.


Austin, Melissa, Ethan and Ollie said...

Sounds like you had a productive evening:)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like some "nesting" is hitting the Sinki household. How are you feeling? ~Jen

Maribeth said...

Nice to know I'm not the only one. I pretty much killed everything in the back yard because it was just too muc work to pull the hose back there.

AmyinMotown said...

Girlfriend. I was in first trimester in the 95-degree misery of last summer. And Maggie had decided to not sleep. I am stillnot sure how I made it through. And oh did my garden suffer.

This year all I attempted to grow was tomatoes and basil, and the tomatoes did really badly. Like, big healthy looking pants, flowers, just no fruit. Sigh.I think I need to move the veggie garden next year because it may not be getting enough sun.

And I laughed at this line "two hours later I found it hard to move at all." I was blown away by that about pregnancy, how I could just wear myself out so easily. Hope you got some good rest.

Also? You're having a baby NEXT MONTH, aren't you? Wowza. That went fast!