If We Were Having Coffee in the Dirt

This post is part of a link-up hosted by Part-Time Monster

This post is part of a link-up hosted by Part-Time Monster

Welcome! Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer). It’s raining, so we’re not actually having coffee outside in the garden, but it’s nice and cozy inside. If you can handle some little boy chaos, that is.

If we were having coffee, we’d be talking about my garden again today. I hope you’re not getting tired of hearing about it. I dug up a square out of the tiny side lawn this week. Then this morning I went to the hardware store and got soil to put down and some vegetables and herbs–cucumber, okra, tomato, rosemary, oregano, and cilantro. I then spent the morning digging it up and mixing in soil, but then I got to plant everything! I would show you a picture, but it started raining right as I finished, so I haven’t taken one yet.

If we were having coffee I would tell you we had a productive CHADD meeting this week. The tables were full; there were more people there than there had been for a long time! We had a professional organizer speak on procrastination, which was a very popular topic. Our meeting ran long, and I think most people were happy about that.

Speaking of CHADD, someone contacted me about speaking about how ADHD affects women. She is a great speaker; I got to see her talk at the conference last November. So I am both excited and a little nervous, because now it looks like I will have two events to plan for the fall.

If we were having coffee, I would ask you how your weather is and how you are getting ready for summer/winter in your part of the world. I can’t believe my sons have only 3 more weeks of school this year! I need to plan for the summer, but I just keep procrastinating on it …

Well, I need to go; I have housework I need to get to this afternoon. I hope you have enjoyed your coffee. I’ll send you home with a big bowl of fresh lettuce. It is growing like crazy, especially in this rain, and my family is getting tired of eating it!

Until next week,



11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Diana
    May 09, 2015 @ 21:35:28

    Your guest speaker sounds awesome–I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone talk specifically about women and ADHD. Good luck with planning those events!

    And cool about the garden, too–looking forward to seeing it!



  2. Ula
    May 10, 2015 @ 01:36:04

    Thanks for the coffee and the lettuce. We eat greens in huge quantities over here.



  3. Barbara In Caneyhead
    May 10, 2015 @ 02:25:34

    We always raised a garden until last year. Hubby just doesn’t have enough good days to care for it the way he’d like. Work and commute combined gives me 10+ hour days, so I can’t help me and cook, and rest Now if I could get hubby to truly do just one or two short rows with a couple of tomato plants, a couple of squash plants, couple of egg plants, etc. But he always goes overboard and plants too much. I don’t want a harvest and a bunch of work canning and blanching. I just want a few super fresh messes of garden veggies to pick and bring in and eat.

    Did that turn into a rant? Sorry.

    Posted my first #WeekendCoffeeShare at Life & Faith in Caneyhead!



    • Sarah
      May 10, 2015 @ 12:22:31

      Rants are fine. Thanks for sharing coffee!

      It is a lot of work to put up tons of food, you would almost have to take some time off to do it. But a few plants to give fresh veggies over the summer would be great. There’s nothing like a fresh tomato?



  4. Corina
    May 10, 2015 @ 04:21:27

    I never get tired of hearing people talk/write about gardening because it lets me live vicariously through their experiences. I don’t garden. I have a black thumb. So now I don’t even try.



    • Sarah
      May 10, 2015 @ 12:25:30

      I’m pretty new to gardening, but I’ve been learning. I’ve learned that the secret is having the right soil. I don’t do well at growing things in pots indoors because I never water them enough–outside at least they get rain and do well when they’re getting rain. Daily reminders to water (from a cell phone app or over-eager kids) help too.



  5. awesomeausterity
    May 11, 2015 @ 18:51:59

    I wish our lettuce would hurry up and grow, it’s still only about 1cm tall- we have plenty rain- perhaps not enough sunshine!

    Liked by 1 person


    • Sarah
      May 11, 2015 @ 19:59:04

      Oh no! More sun, I suppose. Ours took off overnight after it seemed like it wasn’t growing. Meanwhile, you’re welcome to some of ours!



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