A friend sent me a message.
“Hey, you still there? Just checking.”
I proceeded to answer with 4 long paragraphs.
Oh dear, I think the salutation was meant just as a “hi, how ya doin’ ” kind of thing. Guess, I was over zealous in my response.
Lately, it seems to be a weird season in my world. I feel like I am moving along quietly, making things to give, studying………oh, I don’t know, keeping my head down and moving forward.
When someone gently taps me on the shoulder and asks if I am still here, the dam breaks and I gush about this and that.
I rambled on about my gardening. One entire raised bed is planted with potatoes. Before you know it, I will be sharing pictures of deep verdant green leaves of my growing Yukon Gold taters! I also mentioned that I crushed all my saved up egg shells and worked them into the bed that will be lush to overflowing with tomatoes!
I was excited to announce that I finally bought a fig tree. Oh, I dream of the day when I am complaining about what other recipe I could find to use up all the figs I grow! Waiting for the soaking rain to lighten up just a bit so “we” (read that as Mr. Right) can dig a hole and plant my new tree.
I blathered on about crafting and sewing. During my yucky medicine time during lunch, I like to concentrate on a new crochet stitch to learn. By the end of lunch time, I have figured out the stitch and then find pockets of time here and there to finish another hat to donate. (Good news, I think I have a line on another place to donate baby hats instead of just the hospital and that makes me happy.)
I am still here.
I am on the last coat of white paint for a baseboard project. I am toying with the idea of painting the back of the front door. Two outdoor, humongous flower pots are emptied, cleaned and drying…just waiting for a non rain day, so I can paint them. I purchased a new bar stool that is working very well. Bought new sheets. Spent 16 plus hours learning and studying The Truth about Vaccines with Ty Bollinger. (Excellent documentary 5 STAR rating) Watched Hockey playoffs. Then out of the blue, last week, I made the best crepes I think I have ever, ever made.
Oh, and I wanted to share one last thing. I made a silly, goofy, happy Jelly Fish finger puppet. Then I put it into an envelope and mailed it to a certain grandson. Everyone loves snail mail. Hey, funny….. I sent a jelly fish using snail mail! We were thrilled goofy grandparents watching a video of him being happy with his new creature. heehee. Certainly, time well spent. I think he really likes it.
Made him giggle. SOOOOO worth it.
THANKS for checking in on me. Even if you didn’t want an entire run down of life in my neck of the woods, it sure felt nice to have someone ask. Thanks for listening to my long-winded answer.
When I asked how life was in your neck of the woods, I really meant it. I am interested in what you are reading or planting. I want to know that for some weird reason you splurged and went out and got frozen yogurt with toppings. I will be happy to hear you too are waiting for the heavy rains to pass so you can plant your garden.
Makes me smile & feel safe knowing there are other humans out there that are kind enough to check in and see how life is tumbling along.
Gotta Swish Jellyfish……….I am headed into the kitchen to do a little baking. Also into the sewing room to frame a just finished counted cross stitch piece. I have 3.5 miles of biking to do and going to spend some time jumping on the rebounder. Fingers crossed the mail man comes to deliver a new vacuum ( you KNOW I will have something to say about that!)
Gotta tell ya, it feels mighty nice to have a friend check in on you.
Let’s make that happen today! Just send this brief message to someone in your world today.
“Hey, you still there? Just checking.”
In this together, chat soon.