'Tis harvest season for the garden and you all know that doesn't leave a lot of hours for much of anything else. Seems I'm either out in the garden harvesting while trying to keep up with late season weeds or doing a little fall planting or, mostly, inside preserving like a crazy woman.
I'm not complaining because with all the wacky things we've all been experiencing with our gardens, I'm very grateful for anything the garden is giving me this year.
I've been managing to sit at the desk long enough to pay bills before they're due and sort the mail into stacks to be dealt with later, but am feeling more than a smidge bit of guilt for my lack of blogging and my inability to answer correspondence in a timely manner. (Yes, I need a flogging with a wet garden weed.)
We got one and 3/10ths of an inch of rain overnight and it's still coming down steadily. I so wish I could share this blessed rainfall with those of you still struggling through drought.
My first thought on this dark, drizzly, cozy morning (mmm, smell that coffee!) was to spend it at the desk in an effort to get caught up on everything that's been getting shoved to the "when I have time" pile. However, my dear husband who knows what I need more than I do (or am able to admit) has threatened to lock me in my quilt room or handcuff me to my recliner with a good book if I don't agree to do it on my own on this fine "inside" day. Yeah, I need a day of rest. Down time. Time out to re-energize and relax.
And that's what I'm going to do today. I may even have a second latte.