Mindfulness Monday – Garden



“Gardening is an active

participation in the

deepest mysteries of

the universe.”

~ Thomas Berry

“Look deep into nature

and then you will

understand everything better.”

~ Albert Einstein

“Gardening simply does not allow

one to be mentally old, because

too many hopes and dreams

are yet to be realized.”

~Allan Armitage



*Photo taken at Tucson Botanical Garden, Tucson AZ, by W. Holcombe, all rights reserved.  Please do not use without permission.


Gardening, Fostering Classes, Housework, Hearing Aids…a busy week.

What a long title huh?

Boy am I busy this week.  Just think a couple of months ago I wouldn’t have thought about doing any of the things I’m doing lately.  (or planning to do…heck, I wouldn’t have made plans.)

So yesterday and today we started working in our little garden patch in the front of the house.  When it rains we have a river running through there so we had to be inventive.

Front Yard Garden, in progress.

Sandy walking through front garden.

I wish I had a before picture, then you would know just how much work we have done.  We decided to work with the water flow instead of against it.  We put some small pebbles to help the path of water, so it won’t tear up the garden, then sat potted herbs on top of the rocks.  (We still need 2 more pots to fill the area, but our local gardening center was out.)  The pots contain herbs, we have day lilies coming up from last year, and we put out wild flower seeds to fill in.  We’re also going to put a rock border around the front.  (We found a lot of cool rocks in the woods right behind our house!)

Tomorrow night we start fostering classes.  They will need to do a house visit to inspect where we live, so we need to get the house in order…and ready for a child.  We also need to sign up for CPR classes, including CPR for children.  And we each need to make appointments to bet a physical.  Lot’s to do, but totally worth it.

On Friday I’ll be getting my hearing aids.  How cool is that?  I just can’t wait to hear what I’ve been missing.  I wish I was getting them before we start our classes, I’m afraid I won’t be able to hear what’s going on.  Luckily, I’ll have Stuart there to help.

I’m still having too many headaches.  I do wish they would go away.  Perhaps the next time I see my neurologist she will be able to do more.  I’m also having more hip pain than usual, of course I’m doing more.  But that doesn’t mean I should be in pain all the time.

What is everyone else up to?