Every year I go through the same angst: 'Oh no! My tomatoes and peppers are not going to germinate!' This year, I bought a grow light. I have 36 plants, three varieties of tomatoes, four varieties of peppers. Some have begun to grow. Most have not.
Will this be the year that I have no luck?
Other than that, we have been busy. Just so very busy. I told Tim that I really don't think this is how we're supposed to 'do' retirement.
If I do not get back to you before Easter, I hope that you have a great holiday. William will be acolyting for the first time on Sunday. Tim and I will be go to celebrate his moment with him. My faith is still gone. I wait patiently to see what happens next. I never thought to see myself in this situation.
Let me tell you, retirement is not where you sit back and smoke your pipe. Retirement is a busy time. All organizations look for volunteers so guess where they look retirees of course. It is good to get out with the public. I've been busy until now.ReplyDelete
I share your worry that every year nothing will germinate or they will all keel over as seedlings, even after 40 years!ReplyDelete
In reality it's usually OK
At least with retirement you generally get to choose how to busy yourself.ReplyDelete
I can only think what you have to do expands to the time you have to do it. I was much more focused and got much more done when I was working. But, who cares? Not me.ReplyDelete
I never worry about tomatoes and peppers because seedlings can easily be bought later in the spring though perhaps not the desired variety.ReplyDelete
Our tomatoes and peppers are slow in germinating too..which is odd, when so much is flowering and sprouting early in the garden!ReplyDelete
I suppose that's the problem, Jaycee. There isn't a choice. We've got to get this done. We'll be hard at it for the next couple months. We don't punch a time clock though. We do it on our own timeframe.ReplyDelete
My tomato plants have grown too much as I had them inside on a window sill, so I've put them outside in the little plastic green house and they've grown even more, so going to chance some outside, just hope there's no frost altho we do have some fleece to cover them if necessary.ReplyDelete
Chris, you're killing me here....ReplyDelete
I don’t miss my gone faith. I rather enjoy living life in the present. Mind you, I have been in this state for decades now and am used to it. But I never missed it though, even though I loved being a Christian when I was a Christian. Do I seem perplexing?ReplyDelete
I quit trying to grow veggies because I never had good luck with it. Now I just am happy to get the give-aways from my brother's nice garden! Much easier on me!ReplyDelete
I have no faith anymore either. It all seems like folklore and fairy tales to me now. But I believe in loving one another and treating others they I want to be treated and so that works for me.
I have had times I lost my faith. I've found it again, but I have a different perception of Christianity than I once did; I feel quite comfortable about my faith now.ReplyDelete
My husband likes to start tomatoes from seed (he hasn't done any yet and he'd better get busy if he's going to!), but I just buy plants at the store. (tomatoes and herbs) I need to get on that next week. The only seeds I usually plant are my moonflowers and I'd better get on that, too! My faith has definitely gone through highs and lows throughout my lifetime. I'll pray for you to find peace, Debby, whatever the outcome.ReplyDelete
Lost faith is like anything else lost. You will find it in the last place you look.ReplyDelete
It is a strange place to be. It's just gone. I know when it left. I was surprised, but it became clear to me that 1) I don't disparage anyone's belief or lack of it. I will leave them in their own peace. I see no reason to disturb them regardless of my own feelings. 2) While my belief in God seems to have gone, my belief in good is even stronger. It is up to each one of us to do as much good as we can. We owe it to this world. I am at peace. In a strange way, I am at peace. I know that every vacuum is filled. I do not know what comes next.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful Easter, Debby.ReplyDelete