Wednesday, and the remainder of this week can't go fast enough. I'm just ready to get to the weekend, work's just not doing it for me lately. Luckily, a week from today we fly to Oregon to stay for a while with Grammy and Grampa. While there, I'll go into the local sawmill so I'm not AWOL. Should be a good long-weekend and at least give me something of a "break" from the regular here-and-now grind.
Let's go ahead and do this blog thing then, not much in the way of continuity though, I'm afraid.
While I was out in the yard the other evening putting in some new plants, I stopped by the recently-planted garden to see if anything had began to push through the dirt. Sure enough, a couple of the cucumbers and most all of the beans have already sprouted and are making a charge for their share of sunlight. I was happy to see it, as I’d used year-old seeds I had leftover from last Spring’s sowing and wasn’t sure they’d be good to go, especially since I hadn’t taken any particular care in storing them. Hopefully the quick sprout is a good sign, and the garden will come in full and healthy again this year.
Sharaun called me at work today to tell me a funny story. I guess Keaton took a spill today walking out to the car, and skinned up her knees to the point of bloodying them both a bit. Sharaun wiped them off enough to put her in the carseat and clean her up a little better when they got home, but halfway there more blood had appeared. Keaton looked down at her bloody knees and said, “Hey look I have some jelly on there Mommy!” I don’t think she’s ever really drawn blood before, so why not think it’s jelly? Suppose we should get used to bloody knees and scrapes and scratches, huh? The real fun of childhood begins.
May sound silly, but I say bring on the boo-boos. I'm ready to nurse more skinned knees from climbing trees and removing training wheels and playing soccer and gymnastics - or whatever kinda things girls skin knees doing. I'm ready to swoop in for a reassuring rescue, so let's do it.