Monday, April 04, 2011


Calm. That's all I can really say about yesterday. And calm? It's highly underrated. Truly, it was so refreshing to simply have a peaceful day.

After Mass I came home and was out of my church clothes in half a heartbeat. It was funny, how fast I ditched my cords and sweater, hopping into grubby jeans and an old sweatshirt. Then, gardening gloves!

The weather was gorgeous. A little bit breezy, but warm and sunny--perfect for working in the yard. Our garden beds are all overgrown and neglected (that's what happens when you walk away from life for a year) so I've got a big task ahead of me. Reclaiming the property will take time, but that's something I've got. Yesterday I spent six hours digging in the dirt.

Near the doorway to my husband's workshop, there's a flower bed. It hugs a stone wall, the ideal spot for a splash of color. Vito loved cosmos, so that's what we plant there. Last year nothing was planted in the bed, and it was choked with weeds. But six hours, a bit of muscle and lots of determination later, the bed is clear of weeds, raked smooth and ready for planting. Color me tired, but satisfied.

And calm. It is amazing how soothing working in the earth can be.

It's raining today but the next time there's even a spot of blue in the sky I'm heading back out to work in the next neglected area. I'm doing it for the farm and flowers, but mostly myself. This bit of tranquility is a very welcome change. I need it.

Oh! Saturday's baking was a success! Want to see?

Beer bread


Hope you have a great day!


Wendy said...

Sounds like the weekend was just perfect.

Melissa McClone said...

I'm laughing, Sarita. We usually go to the early Sunday morning Mass. As soon as I get home I change, either back into jammies if it's going to be a writing morning or sweats if I'll be going out, etc! Of course we went last night due to dog show and soccer game!

Sounds like a very nice weekend. So glad for you1

Anonymous said...

I do the same thing! I change from my church clothes the minute we get home LOL.

So happy to hear you had a nice day.


Dru said...

You baked! Awesome.