I know it's been a good day for me when I have to take a shower because I am filthy with garden dirt, drenched in sweat, and perhaps a little bloodied from a thorn or...something.
Today was a good day.
When I got up this morning I determined that I would have a stay-at-home day. A take-it-easy day. And I did stay at home. And honestly, I did take it easy, gliding from one little task to the next, working outside between the rains which kept things relatively cool.
My first real goal was to pick all the field peas that needed picking and I think I got most of them. Enough to keep me busy shelling the pretty little pea-beans from their sturdy pods for hours. While I was going through the vines picking, I was also pulling a few of the taller weeds and despairing at the overall plethora of them. I determined to try and get a least the ones right around the okra dealt with and I have done that and a little bit more, too.
Before the weeding had barely commenced, Mr. Moon came home from the gym and running a few errands with our grandboy Owen. We had discussed having him spend the night tonight but somehow that had morphed into him going on a fishing trip with his grandfather and a few friends tomorrow. They got everything packed up to go to the coast this evening so they can get a very early start. While Glen was getting the fishing poles and tackle all sorted and ready, Owen sat in the kitchen while I snapped the green beans I picked yesterday. We talked and talked and talked. I ended up telling him some of my (and thus his) family's history, some of which is pretty interesting, some of which is dreadful, and some of which is something to be proud of. It made me want to do some genealogical research which I have been flirting with the idea of doing for some time now. I guess that an interest in doing that comes with older age, just as does the bizarre interest in wild birds that I do not truly understand but which is real. Old people love watching birds.
Soon enough Mr. Moon had gotten everything packed up and ready to go and both of them kissed me and hugged me and I made them pose for a picture.