Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
and then we all headed outside to dig a trench and fill it with compost in preparation for a new box hedge.
With everyone chipping in, we managed to finish the job- I was stunned! The boys cleared about a metre of trench- and it was lovely to see them actually working together. And to top off a productive day, I managed to fit in a gym visit once the boys were in bed.
Part of me thinks, if only every day could run as smoothly... while the other part knows that our days of spontaneous chaos and chaotic sponteneity will soon have to give way to a more structured week. So I'll enjoy each happy day as it comes.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Work things (of the paid variety) took over my major blogging time in February. It was a large-ish submission, much of it online, and in the evenings I would work until I had run out of energy to write creatively in an online text box... By which time I had run out of energy to blog creatively into an online text box!
Despite the lack of published evidence, I was still in a blogging frame of mind and was thinking of posts and taking photos, which I'll now try to get uploaded and explained. (Anyone know how to automate the image reduction processes for blogging? That is my major rate limiting step.)
One thing I realised in February was that being a parent is a good way to stop paid work taking over my life. While the boys are awake and in my care, there is no way I can be focusing on the finer details of justifying other people's salaries or who my consumers are. So the essence of "This Growing Life" has been continuing: we've been seeding and weeding, learning the finer points of breadmaking and paleontology, and playing a MasterChef challenge with one giant
zucchini, a handful of parsely, three green beans and 10 minutes to get a meal on the table. All good.
Catch you again soon!