My favorite quote (or reminder as I like to think of them)...

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” (Marianne Williamson - A Return to Love)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I can't believe how much I suck at this!

"A good garden may have some weeds." ~ Thomas Fuller

HA! Some weeds? SOME! I'm not sure how much more I can take. If I read one more lovely blog about how your garden grows or see one more beautiful picture of how lovely your tomatoes (or cucumbers, Mary) :o) grow, I might just throw up. OH -- don't get me wrong and DO be clear...I am TOTALLY JEALOUS!

I'm not afraid to admit that. Look, there are two things that I am REALLY REALLY REALLY bad at...gardening (apparently) and making Chinese food. Yes I went to cooking school, but what can I tell ya', it wasn't in China.

My ex-mother-in-law taught me how to garden and to her defense, I USED to be really pretty good at it. I planned out my gardens, knew what to plant next to what, knew what I wanted to grow (as in what was worth the effort to get garden fresh taste), tarped my garden to keep out the weeds and warm the soil, even started my own seeds in February so they'd be ready for the 14 growing season in Wisconsin, and cared and tended to my lovely babies.

What the hell happened?

I (now) only grow tomatoes and peppers and I have to say, "GROW" might be a stretch of a new definition. It really is as pa-thet-a-sad as my stir-fry. I can't take it! Mary posts pictures of her lovely plants, Dani posts pictures like these of beautiful items she buys from the local farmer's at the market, people I don't even KNOW (from the "blog circle of love" as I call it) post this and this and this! OH! This last one REALLY got me! I implore you all -- STOP the madness!! I can't take it!

Maybe I should post my very own pictures so you can see what I am talking about. In fact...I WILL. OK -- I JUST took these.......

And you thought I was kiddin'! Puh-lease, for your own good, if I ever invite you over for dinner, ask me what I'm making! And NEVER, EVER suggest we get together for a homemade Chinese New Year -- especially if you want to do that at the height of gardening season -- just for fun.

This will be my last garden for I simply can not take the slap in the face year after year after year. I don't make Chinese food either anymore.

Sometimes it's just good to acknowledge...and move on!

1 comment:

  1. I think maybe Kaylin has been sniffing the basil a little too long!

    Did I tell you I have a green pepper about the size of a peach pit. There seems to be a disagreement about who is going to stuff it and who is going to eat it!

    From now on I think my gardening will be all about sunflowers.