This past week has seen me doing very little in the way of gardening. I was able to take a few minutes here and there to thin out the seedlings I have already started.
So what was I doing instead of gardening?
- Catching up on over a week’s worth of laundry – something that is possible now that it isn’t 5 degrees outside
- dental appointments
- having required home visit for our foster care license
- finished patching kids’ jeans
- making the spare bedroom visitor friendly again. It had become a catch-all room plus a DIY project in progress.
- making our bedroom visitor and kid friendly (chose to place these visitors here due to the work we are doing in the spare bedroom. It is very much not kid friendly right now.)
- making meals for the freezer
- finding an outfit to wear to court
- updating my wardrobe (if I was going to toss out clothes I needed enough left to actually have something to wear, by choice I don’t have a lot of clothes – I decluttered 9 shirts)
- setting up and going to MOPS
- entertaining 2 different sets of overnight visitors
- watching a friend’s kid (my kid loved the impromptu play-date and lunch out)
- going to an all-day conference
Oh, yeah and ADOPTING OUR KIDS!!
I was hoping you all would understand why this just wasn’t the week to be doing a lot of gardening and why my posts have not been my normal schedule. It has definitely been a full week, and the house looks so much better for it.
This upcoming week has a lot more free time, very few required places for me to be or things to accomplish. I plan on making the most of it while I can.
Gardening and Home Goals for the week of March 16, 2014:
Call school to inform them this will be the last week in preschool for my youngest.
List all the start dates for the seeds I have.
Start seeds that should already have been started.
Work on removing 2 lilac bush stumps.
Plant peach tree? – I may hold off on this one for another week.
Add mulch to areas around the yard, if the mulch pile is no longer frozen on top.
Declutter 49 items.
Cook and freeze pork roasts in refrigerator.
Create more omelette kits for freezer.
Plant 200 – 300 onion sets – if ground isn’t still frozen.
I am very ready for the 2014 gardening season. However, if I don’t start now with my garden jobs, soon it will be an overly busy time and I’ll get behind. The warmer weather will appear before we know it – though I’m not convinced we are through with snow storms or freezing temperatures.
How are your gardens or garden preparations coming along?