Saturday, February 5, 2011

The New To-Do

The day after Groundhog's Day, I sat down and started working on my new to-do list. I kind of... sort of, have a master list. Priorities have switched around. This year, food acquisition will become more important. I will need to can, freeze and raise winter crops in my wee, little greenhouse. This year I really do need to get my chickens. Winter preparations will begin as soon as I can get out there and get at it. As always.... fences, fences, fences!!!

Oh!, did I mention before that I did get my greenhouse built? Well, not quite, but almost. I made it from the lumber that was suppose to go into a septic sand trap. It is not square. Some boards used are warped, but I don't think that the tomatoes will care. I have wanted a greenhouse for thirty years.... I'm happy.

We have decided that we are going to run through the brambles that are left to us and then...calm!! This will be our year... our much needed good year. This year will be phenomenal!!

It has to be.


Groundhog's Day

Things are crap!! It is time to contact a bankruptcy lawyer. I don't know how to go about doing that. It's confusing and scary.

We have spent our lives teetering on the poverty level and paying our bills and being terrified of living. Then a disease came along. We became terrified that we were losing our lives without living them. Disease came back when we decided we had to try and fly. Go figure!

No guarantees.

This week my miracle for living came in the form of.... Groundhog's day. Suddenly, all I can think of is what will I do the day that I can again smell the earth. The day that the ground feels spongy under my feet. Reality seems to be on hold, moving in slow motion while my mind turns and re-calibrates to this new season...this resurgence in life. I've got something to hang my hope on again.

The groundhog, Punxhatawny Phil, promised me an early spring. God bless that little rodent!!