I do like “first thing in the morning” as the best time to get things done.
So far this morning…
I’ve watered the front lawn. How did it get so dry so fast? After not having to water since the end of May, I decided to water today because how did it get so dry so fast? Admittedly, this occurred without my help, or much of my help. I just had to successfully program the sprinkler system to turn on automatically this morning.
I’ve watered all the containers. I did this manually and have been doing it nearly every morning since I planted the containers in May. It’s just part of my routine now. Like brushing my teeth and OF COURSE I MADE MY BED. There’s some study or thought or something that claims that the key to a successful day, the way to get off to a good start, is to get up, turn around, and immediately make your bed. Honestly, I learned to do this as a kid and have done so faithfully ever since.
I picked vegetables! What a great way to start a day. There weren’t as many vegetables this morning as on other days this summer, but there were some. I’ve been going out every other day to pick vegetables because I know, you know, we all know that if you keep picking, those plants keep producing. With some exceptions, of course, like radishes. Once you pull a radish, it’s done. Sow some more seeds.
I filled the bird feeders. I try to keep the feeders full because I feel like if they are empty for too long, then I’m a personal disappointment to the birds, and they’ll chirp about my laziness.
And now, after cleaning up the green beans, stashing the peppers in the fridge, and laying the cherry tomatoes out on a clean towel, I’ve written this blog post. (After rebooting my MacBook because it kept begging me to do so, but while it did whatever it does when it reboots, I read some more of The Little Nugget by P.G. Wodehouse, which is what’s on my Kindle on my phone right now. I’m glad I did because it just got to an exciting part.)
I do think a good start in the morning sets a good tone for the day. Especially if it involves a good start in the garden.
And now, if you’ll excuse me, the tone for this day is set, so I must move on to my next task, which on a beautiful day like today, will most assuredly take place out in the garden.
P.S. I’ve set up the process that wings these blog posts out as emails to do so at 9 am Eastern time every day. So when I write these posts in the morning, I’m encouraging myself not to dither and dather about every word and all the punctuation, but to just write something “nice” before 9 am. Then “whoosh,” out it goes and that’s that!
I hope this was nice.