another trip around the sunApril 15, 2017
I celebrated another trip around the sun this week. I love being born in the spring and sharing an April birthday with both my mama and my youngest. Several years ago I started doing a personal tradition where I take the day off from work if it falls on a weekday and spend the day with myself. I call it part of my self care.
I woke to some beautiful flowers and messages of love from my crew. After waking the boy wonders, cooking them some eggs fresh from the backyard, I dashed off to the antique mall after the buses came by to pick up the boys. I managed to hit up three antique shops. I was in power scan single mode mind set and in heaven! I was looking for a little something for my mama and some vintage planters for my succulents. And . . . I hold no responsibility for any mis-matched chippy vintage dishes that may or may not have jumped into my basket!
I am proud to report that my succulents survived the winter even though I did not have them in the best containers. So I did some inside transplanting in some new treasures that I found- seriously that cow, how could I resist!
In the afternoon I continue working on the yard. The last couple of weeks the yard and woods really has started to come out of hibernation and I really started catch a rush of energy from all of the green- I really tap into spring energetically. We have a pretty wild yard full of violets, clover, henbit, weeds, and some grass! But we have patches of lots of other misc things growing. Our strawberry patch that we started a couple years ago is doing amazing. A friend gifted me several of some native plants good for pollinators this year that I was able to get into the ground this past week.
In the little patch of woods I adopted in the easement of our house where I have been pulling out the bush honeysuckle for years but it is still a work in progress. There is this another invasive ivy in the woods that seems to be blocking out anything from growing- my elderberry bush is struggling. I think this stuff might be called "creeping myrtle". The lavender patch seems to come back each year so I decided to dig up and transplant my elderberry to the back yard and add some lavender. Probably time to start ripping out that myrtle as well- ugh!
After a lovely dinner complete with berries and cream my body was tired, feet dirty, and I was happy having had a soul-filling day. To top it off my boys gifted me with a hammock this year so I can enjoy the yard, relax and knit!
Happy spring days to you and hoping you remember to find your self care days as well!