I wrote this a good ten years ago, but it still rings true today... I'm still hanging on!
My day in the Garden
This is how my gardening days usually
go lately; I can’t find anything in the yard anymore. I spend all my time
looking for lost tools. I’ll prune something, stack it then drop the pruners to
carry off debris, planning to return momentarily. I see something else on the
way back to the pruners and become distracted from the pruning job.
clump of grasses or weeds lurking amongst the flowers catch my eye. I weed a
bit then I begin to look for the rake to rake the weeds and grass I’ve just
pulled before they can rebound and reroot. On my way to find the rake I
see a lily with a heavy head that needs to be staked. I remember a stake is on
the spent Iris so I go looking for it. I finally locate it then stake the
Then I remember, as I see the wilting weeds, I am looking for the
rake. I finally find it in some obscure place then rake the weeds into a
pile. I need my gloves to pick up the pile so I go to the garden table to get
them. Not there. I remember I took them to the house so they would not get rain
soaked, so I go to get them on the ledge on the porch. Bingo. Gloves on I
now pick up the weeds.
As I am carrying them off I see a six pack of
wilting Petunias that desperately need to be put in the ground. I need my
trowel. Hmmm? I look for one of my three trowels and finally find one in the
herb bed where I was digging grass days ago. I plant the Petunias then notice
something that needs to be pruned. I can't remember where I left the pruners,
it’s getting hot, I’m beginning to sweat and need a drink of water. I’ve gone
full circle so no wonder I'm tired at night.
Now if I could get an
uninterrupted night’s sleep! **Eyes fly open at two in the morning....riddled with guilt. I forgot to water-in the damn petunias!