My weekend was so much more productive than I planned. First, I worked for over an hour in the garden pulling weeds and pruning tomato plants. My husband, and my kids all got in there and helped out it was wonderful. We harvested some beans, and a zucchini. There a loads of beans that will be ready over the next few days, and a yellow squash and another zucchini. I will get in there the night we are going to have it for dinner and grab them to give them a little more growing time. The cucumbers are almost covering half of the back fence, which is what they are supposed to do. No cucumbers yet, but if the flowers are any indication then we should be having cucumbers everyday in a week or so.
My husband and kids moved our compost pile to an empty bin we had under our deck. We will use it as the active bin, and place another smaller one beside it for the first turn over once the active bin is full. It will finish on the ground, just open to the air. I hope to make it my chicken area and just let them do the compost for me, but that is not on the horizon anytime soon.
Left is a volunteer squash that has taken hold on the other side of the fence. In the past, before our compost bin we tossed rotting, or otherwise inedible produce of the fence into the woods. This guy survived, and planed himself!
I got most of the laundry folded and the kids put theirs away. Of course it is a never ending battle with laundry so there are now 2 more loads that need attention.
My wonderful husband mowed the backyard Sunday morning very early to beat the yellow jackets and the heat.
I started my new supplement Friday before bed, and so far I am not noticing any difference, but it will take some time to work into my system I’m sure. I was more tired Saturday afternoon, almost fell asleep. I have also been finding more happiness.
I also got into the pool and cleaned out some of the leaves and seeds that settled in the bottom. It felt good to do something that I have enjoyed in the past, but have avoided more recently. My favorite float got popped by my favorite puppy so I put a new one in my Amazon cart. It is less than $5 this time!
Sunday afternoon I planned to get the charging stations back in working order. Man plans and God laughs. I did mote laundry and pulled the clothes off the line with seconds to spare before the heavens opened up and poured some much needed rain onto the garden.
Lastly, I found my JOY!
I found so much joy in my weekend I am overwhelmed.
I found joy in my garden with the people I love.
I found joy by going to the store and everyone picking out toppings for ice cream sundaes.
I found joy in sleeping 2 hours longer than usual on Sunday morning.
I found joy in hanging laundry on the line with my youngest.
I even found joy in cleaning the pool.
I once read a book, Peace is Every Step, and it taught me so much about how to be content in your life where you are.
What did you find joy in this weekend?