1. WordPress often suggests tags for posts. Earlier this week, one of the tags suggested for me was “motherhood.” Et tu, WordPress?
2. Gardening is in progress! As I mentioned, DH helped me assemble the beds and haul the dirt in last weekend. I was able to get dirt in one bed after we assembled the frames; due to wind and rain I haven’t done anything with the other three beds yet. Luckily, I have the next few days off and the weather’s supposed to be beautiful. Hopefully I’ll have some pictures soon!
3. I’ve decided what I’m going to grow this year: tomatoes (of course), bell peppers, hot peppers, Swiss chard, lettuce, carrots, cilantro, basil, oregano, chamomile, and echinacea. The last two have medicinal purposes which you can look up if you’re interested. I’m not sure if I’ll use either one for medicine; I just think they look pretty.
4. Speaking of looking pretty, how about this picture of Swiss chard? (Photo taken by Gezzelig Girl.)
Hopefully mine will look this good.
5. I’m dithering over when to start planting. Normally, our last frost is some time in April, but this year we’ve had an exceedingly mild winter. If I get the garden beds taken care of this weekend, I could potentially start planting next week. But there’s always a chance of a freak snowstorm (or more likely, one more frost) that could wreck everything. Should I roll the dice? Should I just wait until after Easter? Even in a normal year, danger of frost would be just about over by then. (For those who are wondering, I don’t grow my tomatoes or peppers from seed. I’d have to start them indoors, and I’m not comfortable doing that with animals in the house, so I get transplants from the local nursery.)
6. Remember how I said that I was over Facebook? That was about a month ago; I think the last time I logged in was either right before or right after Ash Wednesday. And guess what? I don’t think anybody’s noticed I’ve been gone from Facebook! As a result, I doubt I’ll go back to using it regularly again. I’ll probably log in again later in the month to make sure I have copies of all my pictures on my hard drive and make sure I have a note of all the birthdays I want to remember, and after that I think I’ll delete my account.
7. Here’s your hymn for Friday: “Ubi Caritas” as sung by the Cambridge Singers. For those that don’t speak Latin (I barely do), the refrain means “Where true love and charity are found, God Himself is there.”