Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Finding Time for Me

Summer vacation is coming to a close - the kids all start school on Thursday.  This comes, as always, with a bunch of mixed feelings.  I am a little sad to have them going back, we have great times over the summer together.  I love hanging out with my kids and watching the siblings (and cousins!) reconnect.  The school year is so chaotic with each child going their own ways for school and activities.  I am also looking forward to more "me" time.  With everyone home for the summer, I have not had a chance for any breathing space.  My exercise routine went out the window as did the time to accomplish much of anything else.  I wouldn't want it to be any other way.
 I was able to keep knitting (a real sanity saver!)  These are hexis for the last two weeks.  Not so many of them this time!
 I also kept up with my garden.  This is just some of the bounty.
 Lettuce from the salad planter.
 I love the look and taste of those that look like little trees.
 I have tried to start a pineapple plant from the top of a pineapple - Only time will tell.....
 This is how the celery looks now that was started earlier this summer from the bottom of a bunch of celery from the grocery store.
 A new celery bottom waiting to be planted.  I love celery in salad!
These are plans for more crops to be planted in the next week or so.  This has been such a fun experiment this summer.

After the kids go back to school on Thursday, my plan is to do.......NOTHING.......this will be the first time that I don't have lists of things to get done.  Don't misunderstand, there are many, many things that need to be accomplished, but for Thursday and Friday I am giving myself a "free pass".  A little time to breathe and to hear myself think.

I am sharing for Tuesday Tallies and 5 Minutes for Mom today.


Heidi Kuijer said...

Can you bury a bottom of a celery plant and have it come up again???

I love your bee keeper's quilt. This is something I am really going to look forward to seeing come together on the one a day project. I am also wishing I could knit and make one of these. :-)

Hugs from Holland ~

Deb Hickman said...

I love your little hexi's, great colours. You've done well in the garden, there's nothing better than fresh produce. X

Mlissabeth said...

Your hexi's look good. I like the two color pattern you are using. I have not seen the pattern in hexi's before.

Shan said...

I didn't know you could start celery from a stub!