April is Complete

My accomplishments:

Dried mint and dandelion leaves for tea.

Sorted clothes out of the closet for quilts.

Bought two wool sweaters.

Bought high quality dehydrator.

Froze varieties of bulk vegetables.

Reorganized the kitchen and pantry.

Planted peas, onions, and carrots.

Used the garden spinach and red lettuce.

On the list for May:

Dehydrate more mint for tea.

Dehydrate dandelion.

Plant medicinal herb garden.

Plant warm weather vegetables.

Plant butterfly garden.

Start scrap quilt. 

Spring cleaning.


Stepping Back

Although I love writing I have been having a hard time finding something to write about. I have a good life. Very often I take pictures of the dog or the kids and post them on social media. I read other’s writing and I think that I should comment on some things. I wish that I could say that I enjoy all of this.

Social media has kept me connected to the past and to others without me having to leave my zen house. One thing that I have to admit, though, is that it has not brought me peace. The more I watch social media, the more I dislike it.

I want to take a step back and get back to simple.

Maybe I’ll call someone, you know, on the telephone.
I’ll stop by the bookstore and pick up some classics.
Perhaps my husband and I will have an actual conversation after dinner.
Walking more in silence sounds good.
I won’t even track the miles.
The garden to bed for the winter and the yard calls to me.

All I know is that there has been a restlessness that I can’t shake.
There is a longing for peace that I feel is coming soon.