Do you ever feel so overwhelmed you completely stall out and just can't go forward?
I have felt like that the past few weeks. I have SO MUCH to do in all aspects of my life that I just can't seem to get my act together because I don't know where to start. Which is really weird for me, the queen of spreadsheets and getting things done.
I have so much to do in the garden, my house needs so much cleaning, I have so many library books to read before they are due, so much knitting on the shawl that needs to be done...
And lately I consider my days a success when I can just get school done and feed everyone three meals. Ugh.
So, yesterday I sat down and made a big list of everything that needs to get done for the garden this year. It's a long list...
And then at nap time I put everyone in their beds, grabbed my gloves and went outside to get started. I figured if I could just pull a few weeds then I would be at least a little step ahead.
Well, that was the little kick I needed, at least for yesterday. I got the left side flower bed completely weeded, mostly mulched with compost and planted a third tomato.
I also set up two trellises that will hold melons this year.
|Is it just me, or is a bed covered in compost really pretty?|
I've been so frustrated at not having enough room for all the things I want to grow, and then it hit me: If I can't grow out, grow up! I've been doing lots of research on growing melons and squash on trellises and I think I have a pretty good idea of how to do it. Just attach to the trellis as the vine grows, and make sure to support the fruit with a fabric hammock so they don't break off. I'm pretty excited about this new experiment.
Ben also had the idea to make boxes that we could hang on the fence, covered with lattice, and grow things through the holes of the lattice, like lettuces and spinach and such. That would also give us a lot of space.
And then last night I grabbed a dust rag (in a fit of my-house-is-so-stinking-dirty rage) and got the house dusted after the kids went to bed.
I think I might be getting past the stall out. I hope.