Sunday, September 7, 2008
Gardening With Kelley
I dread gardening. I'm trying really hard to like it and look forward to it, but there are so many other things to do at this time in life. Lee and I are active and young and we are almost always busy with exciting new things to do, so working in the garden is the last thing on our list. We contemplated hiring a gardener, but I figured with a little work we could do the weeding and the removal of the grass ourselves. I've been saying this since we bought the house and we did choose a home with the most minimal outdoor upkeep we could find, so I guess I shouldn't complain. Still, I'd rather read a book, take a walk, watch a movie, write or have our friends over for dinner than pull weeds. You'd think with a grandmother, mother and Lee's mom being excellent gardeners, I'd catch some of the gardening fever, but I guess not. Although I can see me doing more of it as I get older and my social life isn't going strong 7 days a week.
This morning, yes, Sunday morning, Lee and I woke up at 6:30 and did some weeding and yardwork. I was sweating up a storm by 7:30 and we had filled up both yard waste bins, so that was my signal to call it a day. This is when Lee felt the need to have a beer at 8:30am, due to the stress of weeding and the many spiders and bugs we encountered. I still feel itchy.
Then, continuing on with my gardening day, we did the Phinney Garden Tour. Despite my adversity to gardening myself, I truly appreciate other people's work and gardens. I love flowers and I marvel at how they can, and actually want to, spend most of their time planting and pruning and weeding. Good for them! I'm glad I get to enjoy all their hard work.