I got this card in the mail today and it made me smile so big, I had to share it.
(Thank-you, Lulumarie! And for the other sweetnesses as well but mostly for you.)
It's been a good day of self-nurturing for me and when I say self-nurturing I do not mean bubble baths or manicures but instead, the walk, much digging in the dirt, a nap, some reading. Quiet.
I can't seem to get enough of being outside and working these days. Not just in the garden but clearing border grass which is as hard a chore as I know, moving plants about to be in better spots for their needs, transplanting baby phlox, watering and digging and weeding and patting and smoothing the earth. I also replanted okra. I think that the last seeds I planted were old and only a few came up. I picked beans and dug potatoes for our supper.
Yes. This was exactly the day I needed. On my knees with sweat literally rolling off me in huge drops to fall on the ground where I was working. It is cleansing, it is purifying, it is ridiculously satisfying and enjoyable to me. To plant, to tend, to see growth- this makes me happy.
Well, time to go cook the supper. I am the Chicken Woman and I am good at one thing and that thing is not drywall. It is getting dirty. And now I've had a shower and my own chickens are ready to be let into the coop for their own supper before bedding down.
I give great thanks for this good day.