I know my limits. I know when I should stop. I tend to not make the best decisions though. I have a weak back. I cannot tax it too much without it hurting and I can’t lift heavy things with out making my disk bulge. Anyway, yesterday I decided to pull up all 30 of the bulbs that were coming up when I knew I should stop at half. I am now having to heat my back because I pushed it too hard. Know your limits and listen to your body. Don’t be like me. That project will still be there when you come back to it the next day. You get less done when you have to take several rest days to fix yourself. STOP AT YOUR LIMITS! There is no shame in what you can and can’t do. LOVE YOURSELF and respect your body!
I decided to sit out in pawpaws garage for a bit and meditate because the rain on the metal roof is perfect and beautiful. What would have made it even better if it was in the middle of the woods with a fire going and a cup of tea while I watched the vibrant colors of the forest. I love being in the woods when it rains. Everything seems so perfect and clean and all the colors are more vibrant and everything is so calm. Nature is beautiful. Gods creation is amazing.
The other day I learned how to remove storm windows, remove old chauk, and put new chauk on. Today I am learning how to paint windows. I love learning new things. All kinds of new things really. What kind of things do you like to learn?
Our weather right now keeps jumping from hot to cold and back again. I have little seedlings coming up and I have to cover them with a tarp to keep them from freezing at night. We have had 30 degree nights these past few nights and it is super frustrating. I cannot image how large field farmers are feeling right now. I am super grateful for all of the big time farmers and their knowledge and patience with the weather and their bountiful harvests. I know just my few buckets of plants is stressing me out with the weather. I cant wait to see them all grow and get food from them though. It is definitely exciting to watch them.
Something I love to do is read. What’s even better is reading free books. Some authors will let you have a free book in exchange for a review. Sometimes I find mistakes in the writing that the proofreaders missed and I can send that to the author (privately, not on the review) and they can fix it. I actually very much enjoy doing that, but you can’t find jobs like that without having experience. This was just a thought of today.
So, my bunny snowball passed away (3/39/2020). She had osteosarcoma and she lived about 6 months from when I had part of her tumor removed. Watching an animal go through that is hard and it is hard with people too. I watched my pawpaw lose his battle with lung cancer. That is a different story though. Losing an animal can be just as sad as losing a family member or friend. I know my animals are part of my family. I love having them around and when I lose one it breaks my heart. I know they are not in pain anymore and are healthy and carefree up in heaven.
Today I made wild violet jelly. It is one of the most beautiful things I have ever created. I was so excited making it. It is the most stunning pinkish purple color. It took a really long time since I had so much, but the outcome was worth it. It’s just stunning.