Monday, August 16, 2010

Where Am I? WHO Am I?

I feel as if I'm going in three directions at once. Well heck, I AM going in three directions at once.

After the great desk moving out/moving in escapade, I am hooked back up to the Internet. I still haven't found time to reply to all the comments you dear blog readers have made in the last few days, but please be patient with me. It will happen.

Neither have I found sufficient time to get my new desk organized. An hour here or there has been put in on it, but I've still got a long way to go. (Criminy! I had LOT of stuff in that old desk. Who knew?) Our whole bedroom got rearranged and I'm liking the way it looks. Or I should say the way it WILL eventually look.

The garden continues to turn out produce to be harvested and processed daily. The garden looks totally spent. All its oompf is going into maturing the crops. However, its bedraggled state hasn't been helped by the fact that I've not been finding time to keep it weed-free, cleaned up, etc., etc.

I did manage to spend a few hours yesterday morning after harvesting to pull up old plants, deadhead flowers and do general clean up. Because I knew I had only a limited amount of time to give to the chores, I pushed myself faster and harder than an intelligent person would and now my lower back isn't working so pretty good. (Dumb, dumb, dumb, Mama Pea.)

Panic is starting to set in also because of family coming from California in a little over a week. We're eager to have them here for the visit, but need to get so much done before their arrival.

Good, restorative sleep has been eluding me. Some nights I wake up at 2 or 3 a.m. and can't fall back asleep. Others I seem to go into a catatonic state and sleep for 10 or 11 drugged hours. Nothing a couple of weeks at a spa wouldn't cure. (Not that I've ever been to a spa.)

The really great news is that our ungodly hot, humid weather has broken. Yesterday was in the mid-70s with a wonderful breeze blowing and no humidity. Today it's even cooler with forecasts for the same highly tolerable weather all week. Wa-hoo! This turn in the weather really helps with the ol' energy level. We still need a lot of rain though.

I will try to get some pictures posted later today of the desk switching operations.

Right now, I have to go make some pickles.


Susan said...

Yay!!!! You're back! Speaking of backs - watch your step, Mama Pea. You know that old adage, all work and no play? Glad the heat's gone for now. I'm sitting in my office listening to thunder. And wondering if the rabbits will stay dry in their new digs.

Erin said...

My garden is a wreck, haven't blogged in 3 days, temps still upper 90's, kids are cranky, and there is harvest remnants all over my kitchen... I feel your pain! I am hope-hoping I get to blog tonight, hubby hasn't heard from me in awhile since the blog is about the only communication (one-way as it is) he has about what is going on here! Glad you got your desk where you like it, I know it's hard to find the time to organize it all but it will feel so good once it's done!

Kelly said...

Ohhh, love the home/furniture/crap in the bedroom that doesn't belong there stuff. We all go through this, maybe your new clean desk will inspire me to go organize 'the drop zone' in *my* bedroom. ;)

Mama Pea said...

Susan - Can you send some of that rain our way? The garden is dry, dry, dry! I kinda sorta rested my back by staying out of the garden today (except for one short harvesting period) and it feels better. Tomorrow: WEEDING!

Erin - Yes, I can see how nice it will be when it's done. Made pickles today, paid bills, and did laundry so not much got done on the desk organization. Still have one box that goes in the desk and two boxes of file folders in the livingroom.

Kelly - Why is it that the bedroom becomes the stash place for whatever you can't fit in anywhere else? Is it 'cause it's not a "public" place in the house? A real mystery. Also a mess a lot of the time!

Sue said...

When life gets crazy like that, it's best to sit down and have a wee rest with a frosty beverage. If you take enough of a break with a frosty beverage, the weeds and such don't seem so bad.
Hang on-winter's peace is coming.

Mama Pea said...

Sue - I took your advice and sat for over two hours this afternoon with a friend in the yard. We killed a whole bottle of wine between the two of us. (Small bottle.) I'm still thinking about the weeds tonight, but am now eager to tackle them in the morning rather than dreading the job.

Thanks for the push, wise woman!