I don’t have anything to say, really. I’ve been reading and watching DIY/HGTV all night long, and I just wanted to pass on how very excited I am that planting season is finally here. It’s kind of funny- as a kid, I hated yard work and gardening, and while I am still not a fan of some yard work, I just love this time of year. I love sitting around thinking about what I am going to plant- visualizing the garden ahead of time, I love scouring online resources looking for better ways to grow things, I love going out and planting things and working up a sweat, and I adore just watching things grow. And then, the pay-off at the end, when I get to host dinner parties consisting of a protein I purchase and everything else from the vegetable and herb garden- that’s just the best. I’m nowhere near as talented as my dad in the garden or kitchen, but I sure am glad he passed on the basics and the love for it. Although the best thing I probably got from him is the ability to think spatially and in the abstract, and to imagine things before they happen. It’s amazing how many people can not visualize what something will look like before it is completed, or who can not understand flavor profiles or what spices and seasonings work with what. Although I should probably thank my mom, too, since you all know how coolly rational and logical I am about everything (her traits), and how I am never wrong, obstinate, argumentative, or obtuse. Oh, wait. Well, mom is actually the funnier one of the two, so I guess I did get that.
At any rate, this just really is the best time of year. When I get a solid 4-5 hours of sun, and get a good sweat in, and drink loads of water, I just feel good. And I’m so excited for my new play toy, the raised gardens. I can’t wait to get those in.