Here we are . . . middle of May.
I’m sure that this is true for most of you, too . . . but May is always a hectic and jam-packed month for me. (Pssst. It’s the garden. . . ) In fact, I’ve recently heard May referred to as “May-cember.” Which . . . fits.
After a rough start to the month, the weather has settled in to what I think of as a more “normal” spring. (If there is such a thing as “normal” weather patterns any more.) This means . . . I’m back in the garden on the daily. It also means that I’m swamped with garden chores. Because when it comes to my garden in May, it’s a total everything-everywhere-all-at-once situation.
What’s going on right now?
I’m painting. But not what you think! I’m actually spray painting a spiffy, new coat on all my little garden sculptures. It’s tedious. But they’re going to look just great when I’m finished.
I’m knitting. Yep. I jumped right on that knitted-skirts-are-the-new-sweatpants bandwagon! (Because . . . they really are.) It won’t be long and I’ll be super comfy and cool-as-a-cucumber in my new knitted summer skirt!
I’m heading up north sometimes. Which is something I really have no time for right now . . . and probably the very best reason for me to go.
I’m prepping. Because next week, the sender of these Mother’s Day flowers will be “Google-working-from-anywhere” here at my house for a month.
Right here . . . at the mid-point of May . . . it’s a hectic time.
But y’know what?
I’m here for it!
How about you? What are you up to . . . at mid-month?
These are the days we wish and hope for in the depths of winter, just maybe not with everything happening all at once. But it all looks green and lovely and you’ve even got skirt knitting for when you’re not in the garden. I can’t wait until you guys reach the try-on point for the skirts and then there is the excitement of hosting a Google remote worker. Good stuff and lots of it!
Your May sounds lovely (if busy) Kym. So nice that Erin will be home with you again for a month!! Everything is so lush these days in the garden. All our rains have paid off with no brown spots in the yard and plants growing like crazy! Your skirt looks fab! Between you and Kat I am so jealous that I have yet to cast on!
Oh, I should add painting of outdoor stuff to my list! It sure is a busy month and I can’t believe we’re halfway through it already. I’m enjoying having my “working-from-anywhere” daughter under our roof at the moment, I know you’ll love having yours!
Your skirt is looking GREAT! But your visitor! What a delight! Perhaps she would work from anywhere in your garden… just saying! 🙂
I am not brave enough to knit a skirt. Looking forward to watching your progress. I am committed to wearing skirts this summer though.
So nice that your daughter will be along soon.
We are getting out and about …..sitting out by the river in Clinton, NJ and just enjoying the sun when it chooses to come out.
You’re going to rock that skirt! And I’m excited that you’re getting a month long visit with Erin, too. The garden, well, it is what it is. And you’ll get it all done, I’m sure of that, even with trips Up North.
I may be the only one who isn’t jumping on the knitted skirt bandwagon, but I’m sure as heck enjoying watching the progress of everyone else! I think those trips up north are good for you — as much as you enjoy being in your garden, I think it’s good to get away from it every now and then and let it do its thing.
May is also pretty busy for me, with my husband traveling a lot for work, my daughter prepping for her very first final exams, and lots happening in the garden. I’m looking forward to the end of the school year so at least I won’t have to do the school runs every day!
Oh.That.Skirt. So fun. Erin! What a treat. Mid month…Doug’s 50ish reunion with traveling friends visiting and a trip to Asheville soon. I’m hitting the stash re that skirt…
That skirt is looking great! Gathering from the Comments that Erin will be visiting (I don’t see mention of it in today’s post). Very happy for you! Looks like Rustoleum is in my future too. Some wrought iron furniture we have is getting kind of rusty. And my cheerful spring garden flag finally looks appropriate in this warm, sunshiny weather we are finally having! It’s been optimistically out for a while, shivering like the rest of us.
Oh, I got it. You did mention a “nameless” visitor.:).
I do love seeing your garden coming back to life … and the new knitting WIP! (bandwagons are so much fun with books and knitting!) … and mostly ERIN coming for a MONTH! Enjoy!!!
A month! How wonderful that will be!! All of you, so lucky.
The yard and garden look so much like Spring. Your life sounds rich with good things. How wonderful that you will be hosting that remote worker. I bet that is the best part of the coming weeks. Do tell more about spray painting your garden ornaments. I’m curious about that.