Wednesday, September 18, 2013
tending to my many gardens...
Still busy picking and freezing green beans, still a few tomatoes to pick, still need to harvest carrots and onions and herbs, and that corn still needs to be blanched and frozen -- tonight, Lord willing. Still tending to the learning of Quickbooks with which I have developed a love-hate relationship. Still loving working with my husband to grow our business and learning all the ins and outs of being self employed. Still enjoying the change of seasons that is happening all around me as the trees grow colorful, the days grow shorter, my kids grow older and more independent, and my baby granddaughter learns to chuckle. :)
While each day brings new tending to be done in my many gardens, the fact is that pruning has to be done as well. And while pruning can appear to be harsh, in the end, if done well, it bears good fruit. Last time I wrote about being present so as not to miss all the wonderful goodness that surrounds me, but I'm learning that in order to do so, I have to do some pruning as I simply have too much on my plate.Of course, when I get the chance, I find the calm of picking up my needles to be just the thing I need; so knitting isn't going away! Praying about what to prune and just how severely to do so. But I muse...
Knitting: Currently working on a simple beanie in charcoal for my electrician husband and Daniel, his apprentice, to match the work shirts the guys wear when they're out on service calls.
Reading: Picked up All through the Day, All through the Year at our local used curriculum sale this summer and am enjoying this guide to the church calendar and how to use it in building family liturgy. Very interesting, yet simply written.
So how's your yarn garden blooming? Please share in the comments and join me at Ginny's. :)
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