Mel’s Monday Musings: May 13, 2019

Hi, guys (or as they say around here, “yous guys” — it makes me laugh). How’s your week starting off? It’s been a chilly, rainy day here, hovering in the mid-40s. I’m looking forward to “60 and partly sunny” this weekend — but I also love a good excuse to curl up in my favorite sweatshirt, so there’s that. (But it’s MAY! Wtf?)

I planted my tiny strawberry plants a few days back, but I’m worried the rain is washing the soil away — that raised bed was only about half full (why does it ALWAYS take like 200% more bags of dirt or mulch than you think a project will need??)…I did put some plugs of grass along the edge of the dirt to try to keep it where I put it, but it’s raining too hard to check and see if the plants are ok. (The temps + the cold rain = just chilled enough that my Raynaud’s will flare, and I have things to do tonight. I need to be able to use my hands.)

I guess sometimes you have to just trust that things are going to turn out alright.

That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do the work — and sometimes it’s hard work! I have sweated and ripped my already-short fingernails and cut my hand (on a spade, no less). I have been so frustrated…but I know if I just keep going, it will be worth it. All of that work will bear fruit eventually.

It’s just hard to see that when you’re staring at bare patches of dirt where bulbs rest, or spindly little plants that don’t look like they could possibly grow into anything useful. But if you’ve done the best you could to begin as well as you know how, and if you nurture what you’re growing to the best of your ability, at some point you have to tuck those doubts away and trust the future.

So hard…and so necessary. Life is like that. Everything worthwhile requires careful tending and hard work.

In other random news, I’ve had the theme song from Space Jam stuck in my head today. I ought to make my kids watch that someday.

(You’re welcome.)

It also feels like I’m going to be making some “big mood” art tonight once the kids are in bed. It’s a night of possibilities and my head and heart are full of Things. I will let them flow.

Your turn! What’s going on in your life?

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