I had a huge success today for somebody with Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorder!
I worked for two hours in my garden, which is huge because I usually only work out there for a half an hour max but today with breaks I spent at least two hours.
Feels good. But the sad part is that the more you do the more you realize you will never be done.
Yet I get a giddy feeling in my belly when I know I am going out there for the first time of the day. My dogs lead the way. They know!
The theme for today’s blog is overcoming obstacles, often with the help of my soulmate, my hubbie of 28 years…
Gardening is a lot like life, just when you think you have it figured out something goes right or wrong. Never a dull moment. And like life so rewarding at just a little or a lot (like today) of progress. Anyone who is interested can read my list below my signature of all I did today with minor comments.
Also did yoga and walking today along with my spiritual practice. Caught the sunset as usual. Not happening naturally like it was before I blogged that I have been catching it.
We are not promised another day in this life. Impermanence is another theme of this blog. All I see right now in my garden is life and weeds. Weeds are like the problems we have in our every day life. We have to tackle them or they get out of control.
Daily check in~ How are we doing?
I am good, activity always puts me in good spirits.
How are you? On top of our brain health hopefully, physical, spiritual, acting as if everything is normal, etc…
Driving two hours tomorrow to pick up my meds that would cost over a thousand dollars because my insurance sucks!!! Now that we are at stage two in lifting regulations for businesses, the reps are once again bringing samples. My saving grace. Thank you Jesus!
And then picking up dinner at either Mexican or steak cuisine. My husband is treating because I have been spoiling him. I love to. He is my love, my friend, my comfort, my annoyance lol, my helper, etc…
No such thing as perfect in any marriage but we have gone through so much and now are at such a good place that it just feels divine. Thank you to St. Joseph!
Anyways, off to write some more on meditation for the May series. Anything done with purpose can be meditative! Even writing.
Victoria [The joy of gardening…today’s tasks]
The Inspector is my dear daughter who is my usual helper in the garden, who is sick today with tonsillitis, could only come out to inspect and give me guidance.
- Threw away the debris, crab grass, rocks in trash
- leveled the ground for our new sitting area in the side garden
- Inspector gives approval and makes suggestions which I do and receive the green light to proceed
- lay down weed block with the staples my husband separated for me obstacle number one- found the right pliers
- obstacle number two- ran out of weed block. Time to improvise, success
- added small decorative bark to front area. It looks so nice! Outdoor chairs, umbrella (my mother’s day gift from my kids), and a kiddie pool to soak our feet in on hot days. I am predicting that 2020 will be a nice weather year if nothing else…
- obstacle number three ran out of bark, , solution pick up more tomorrow at Whispering Tree (isn’t that a lovely name for a nursery where I wear a mask and so do they and no lines but great plants and materials plus tools!)
- watered and gave Vitamin B for new orange tree dedicated to the honor of Larry Byl who passed away last week, my best friend’s husband.
- Watered new succulent hanging plant garden my Mother’s Day gift to Mary Queen of Heaven, all the saints and angels.
- Threw out rocks/concrete around African tree
- Threw out pile of branches and leaves that my hubbie trimmed many weeks ago. But he raked them up and I collected them in a trash bag and took them to the trash.
- Took many breaks in between to meditate, relax and do light yoga and eat healthy.
- Took a moment to grieve the loss of Larry RIP
- good night