I have been fortunate this summer and I recognize that fact. I began in the spring picking up my grandsons from school so that they could help me begin to get my yard and flower beds in order. I had used the last two summers to write and had not worked in my yard for what would be three years. It certainly was evident. The beds I had designed were a mess, some of them not yet even planted and finished. There were saplings growing up in them, getting so large that I left a couple of ten foot redbuds as part of one of the beds.
I found myself in an interesting position this summer. I had been working for the last two summers on my collaborative writing with my business partner and friend. In an effort to keep my schedule open to fit with his, so that we could get work done, I found that I had missed two years worth of work in my yard and flowers. This was the year it really caught up with me. The yard was a mess and flowers that had been planted three years ago were fighting with the weeds to survive. It was time to take charge.
Something To Ponder