Yes, more slow living. I dug up the last bit of my garden.. well the last bit I plan to completely dig up. I amended it generously with lime and compost (yes, this is newsworthy as I often don't have one or the other of these). It was really hot and late so I didn't actually transplant the seedlings into it. I'd have to water first, and then I'd probably decide I had to water the whole garden- which would take a long time. It did rain yesterday, but not very much. Noon on a hot day is just not the best time to water a garden. Also I had free lunch with my husband's science buddies if I just showed up.
I did manage to put in some potatoes. This morning I noticed these little shoots poking out of the box. I thought I had already planted my sprouted potatoes- those were in a shopping bag I completely forgot to eat. The ones I found today were in the box, and I had decided a while back that they were too sprouted to eat, but of course I forgot about them.
Anyway, to get my lunch, I put off harvesting snow peas and strawberries. I'll probably have to fight with the mosquitoes for them later. I thought I knew when to harvest snow peas, but last year we bought some that I thought were CLEARLY over ripe... except they were the sweetest ones I've ever eaten. So, to my horror I thought, maybe I've been harvesting them too early all these years. Despite that insight I harvested snow peas last week knowing they were probably not as ripe as they could be. They were OK, and I was glad to have them, but I've been letting the rest of them age a bit. After all, we have plenty of lettuce to eat still.
I was thinking that maybe I'd skip free lunch, and get my stuff done, but usually when I finally go I enjoy talking to people. I wasn't in the mood, but I figured I would be once I got there. Turns out... well, I wasn't really in the mood, and didn't have any great conversations. Still the food was nice, so I can't complain.
I did just have an excellent conversation with a college student who might be instrumental in getting college support/partnership/involvement for my science play space project. I see possibilities opening up. These are possibilities I think we all envision, but a way to make them happen is what is opening up. So I am excited about this.
About my little star... well, he's been in a kind of crappy mood lately- everything is a drama, and I think maybe he's coming down with something... or growing or ... well, I'm really hoping on a potty training developing moment. Despite crappiest mood ever, he managed to keep his underwear dry all afternoon- an afternoon that included a trip to the bank, the supermarket, and a long nap in the car seat. Admittedly I had to convince him to use the potty, but he did DO it. I'm sure hoping this isn't an aberration.
On the other hand, he woke up at 4:45 this morning, and I had to convince him to go back to sleep. Then he got up at 5:30 am! He's slept at least until 6 for the past six months or so. Well, maybe it won't be so shocking if he does that on our trip next month. Oh... and he had a messy diaper. Perhaps that is because I SURE was NOT getting up with him before 6 am when I had finally just gotten almost asleep again. And yes, he's a in a great mood today. (How can you write in a sarcastic tone?) I hope he makes it to nap time in play care.
I hope 3.5 years hasn't somehow transitioned into something like being 2.5 years. 2.5 years was pretty awful, but got better close to three years. We've got to have a better trip to Ithaca than we had last year!