Garden Fridays: Sort of.

by Shawnda on April 19, 2013

in Garden

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I mean, it’s Friday. And I took pictures of my garden, like I do every week…

But damn. What a week.

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Kinda makes pictures of half-grown vegetables pretty silly, huh? But that’s what we do on Fridays – I pull never-ending weeds from the strawberry bed while Landry eats the strawberries. And then I take pictures.

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I was hunched over the Twitter app on my phone until 3am this morning because I just couldn’t tear myself away. And the first thing I did this morning was reach for my phone, even before I could hold my eyes all the way open for more than 2 seconds.

So I’m kind of done.

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I’m going to unplug as much as possible and play with my kid, who gets to be a completely innocent 3-year old, oblivious to the tragedies of Boston and West this week. We’ll practice writing her name and she’ll spend 38 seconds converting all the Ls to triangles. And then the triangles to As. And then get distracted and ask me to trace her hand before running off for an obscure toy she hasn’t seen in 6 weeks but just remembered that she NEEDS it. RIGHT NOW.

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I’m going to thank the Good Lord for first responders and civil servants and the others who volunteer their lives so I can stand barefoot in my backyard and take pictures of ladybugs and baby figs on Friday mornings.

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I’m going to drink wine outside on one of Houston’s prettiest ditches on what will hopefully be one of spring’s prettiest days. And probably Instagram the &%#$ out of it.

Because that’s what I do on Saturdays.

Or any day, after two glasses of wine.

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1 Sandi@What Shall I Make Today April 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm

As always, I LOVE your garden photographs. And agreed, an amazing spring day today and a wonderful weekend to come.

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2 Jojo April 20, 2013 at 6:42 am

Those are gorgeous pictures, really captures the vibrancy of spring! I’m so jealous, it still feels like winter in St. Louis! I think it’s in the 30s this morning.

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3 Angie R. April 20, 2013 at 1:15 pm

It has definitely been a rough week here in Central Texas and across the nation. We are outside today working in our garden just 20 miles from where the explosions happened in West, because you are right about needing to unplug for a little while and appreciate your life, your kids, your garden. It is nice to see the pictures of how your garden is coming along, hopefully ours will be soon as well. Later we will get back to doing what we can to help our neighbors in West, the outpouring of help from Texas and beyond has been amazing! Don’t forget to donate blood, if you can!

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