Or do you just have thyme…?
It’s a good question. A blog that is only filled with apologies for not blogging is not much of a blog. The truth is that I do have time. Life does get busy with the usual day-to-day routines. Often I find myself sitting for periods of time trying to decide what to do next. Should I empty the dishwasher or get the laundry going? Should I go to the grocery store to be ahead of the “what’s for dinner?” question? Should I update my blog? Yes, yes I really must do that soon, just as soon as I finish… and so it goes.
We are starting to look for a new home. It’s exciting and also overwhelming. In our past experiences, we’ve only been looking for a relatively short term home. This time we are looking for a place to settle down, a place to raise our family. We’re finding ourselves conflicted on what type of lifestyle appeals most to us. We love living in urban neighborhoods but living on the water sounds pretty magical. Once you start factoring in schools and all that, it gets even more confusing. Anyhow, our days are pretty much filled with this conversation and cruising the MLS.
On the garden front, super exciting news: I am training to become a master gardener through Washington State University! It is such a great program. I have full-day classes on Fridays for 10 weeks and the class requires a lot of at-home study. I’m learning all about soils, composting, plant identification, and this week – insects! I should have tons to share with you over the coming weeks. After the classroom training ends, I owe the program 60 hours of volunteer work, at which point I will become a certified master gardener! The volunteer opportunities are so exciting that I am sure I will pass the requirement with ease. To maintain my certification, I’m required to complete 10 hours of continuing education and 25 hours of volunteer work annually. What I love most about this opportunity is that I not only gain personal enrichment, i.e. learn to be better at gardening, but I also get to meet people in our community and feel connected to something so much bigger. I think we all like the idea of volunteer work but it’s hard to find something that you are so invested in. I’m hopeful this is it for me.
So yes, I have time and will be better at carving out more to put words to the page. I learned a lot about composting last week so I will get that information out to you soon. Compost… how’s that for a hook? I bet you’re just biting your nails with anticipation!