Okay, I've been a lot busy.
In the last four days I've:
- made lots of vats of cookie dough
- planted the early crops in the veg patch after turning and amending the soil (ouch)
- repotted the indoor seedlings for a
heavy drinkingseedling exchange party on Saturday
- admired my mother's garden
and wept with envy
- mailed the party invites for Garrick's upcoming birthday
- fretted and plotted about Sunday's fundraising bake sale
- met with the husband of a friend of a friend who was recently diagnosed with PKD
- took the puking, rear-end-bleeding dog to the vet (he's better now)
- worked really late Tuesday and missed the reruns of "The Office" on TBS
- started physical therapy (woot!)
Re: the working late, I have a little piece of advice. If your boss asks you to help open a branch of your company in Mexico? Run. You want no part of it. It will age you faster than drugs, parenting and air pollution combined.
Re: the garden and seedlings, I am cautiously optimistic. I moved four wheelbarrows full of leaf mulch by myself on Sunday and while it hurt, it didn't put me out of commission. If I manage to get everything planted on time (HA!), we should have a terrific harvest. "Lavender Touch" eggplant, anyone?....
Re: the physical therapy, I am such a wimp. During the strength test portion of the intake evaluation, I was as weak as a little newborn kitten. Pathetic. My initial exercises are insultingly gentle -- teeny tiny pelvic tilts, very mild bridges. I know this is where I have to start, but boy, do I feel old.
Re: the fundraising bake sale, I'm alternately stoked and petrified. If I manage to bake up all the cookie dough that's in the freezer before Sunday, I'll have about 450 cookies to sell. Plus the cake raffle. Plus the zucchini muffins I'll be making because Michael
The HARDEST part is that Michael will have to do the set-up without me -- I'll be driving back from visiting my wonderful gardening friends in Virginia on the morning of the event. I know Michael will be fine and I'll be there
It might be time to break out the chocolate and tequila...