Michael worked really hard yesterday on the vegetable garden! He built two raised beds.
They look wonderful and I am so excited about planting! He bought a Groupon recently for a nursery and I think in a few weeks (weather permitting) we’ll pick up the plants we want in our garden and get that started. My question for my readers with a green thumb: when should we plant the veggies? We’re not planting seeds and the weather in Oregon is going to be a little “iffy” for probably another month. Michael thinks we should plant them Memorial Weekend. Any thoughts?
I spent Saturday afternoon cleaning the house, running errands and going shopping. When Michael was done building the planter boxes he cleaned up and headed out for the night to watch the UFC show at a bar. (Which also meant that he drank a lot of beer and ate bar food last night so his “Diet” Weigh-In this morning is probably higher than what he actually weighs. His numbers for the first week might be off as a result.) I could have gone with him and his friends to the bar but I decided I needed a little me time and went to a nearby coffee shop to do some writing.
It was about 3:30 when I arrived at the cafe and they were only open until 5pm on weekends. At first I felt tremendous pressure to write and my mind went blank but I ordered a wonderful Black Currant iced tea and the words started to flow. I wrote uninterrupted for an hour and a half and then I headed home. It was a great writing session and I wish it could have lasted a bit longer. Since I was on my own for dinner I stopped at Subway.
I got probably the worst item I could order at Subway: The Spicy Italian. It’s my favorite sandwich there and even though it’s over 500 calories I loved every bite. I also had some Sun Chips. Little did I know it was my Last Carb Meal!
Chips, diet Coke, yummy sandwich–it was a nice, quiet dinner at home for me. I caught up on a few weeks worth of NCIS and then went back to writing some more. I realized a few weeks ago why I was struggle so much to write my story. I was writing it like I write my blog: more of a journalistic “reporting” style instead of a STORY. I quickly switched gears when I realized that and the writing has been much easier ever since. I don’t know that my book will ever be good enough to share with anyone, or if I will ever get it published, but it’s definitely a thought in the back of my mind. There’s so many things I can write about for the book (things I probably wouldn’t share on the blog).
It was a good Saturday night and I’ve felt the creative blood coursing through my veins for weeks now. It’s like once I got started I couldn’t shut if off!
QUESTION: Any gardeners want to give us tips for our vegetable garden?