2It ended up being a garden day. Being that it was reasonably cool ("cool" being relative) and not raining, it was time to get at all the growth and dying stuff that needed to be cut back and pulled out. I suppose I was out there for a good three or four hours. The hardest part was loading up all the debris on tarps to haul back to the compost pile. Oy. I didn't make the mistake of neglecting to put on insect repellent...the mosquitoes are still out in force. It was good to get phase one finished. I have another entire bed to get at tomorrow....maybe...depending on how my back feels.
I have to say, this morning I wasn't sure exactly what I would accomplish. I've been feeling profoundly fatigued and I don't know whether it's physical or mental or both. I know anxiety plays a good part (especially when lightheadedness is involved). So I give myself a pat on the back for getting the garden tended AND getting most of my Halloween decorations up (sure, is it an essential? depends on who you talk to. but it's doing something kind of creative and nurturing). Honestly, after taking a shower (after my gardening endeavors) and going out to get Avery's kibble, I laid down on the couch and felt a nap was imperative. Sadly, I couldn't relax enough to nap so I got up and had a little snack and pulled out the Halloween box. Sometimes I just DO, because I need to DO, because it grounds me. Lord knows this week (or the past two or the past two years or the past six years) have been exhausting.
Oh, and there are large camellias blooming so tomorrow may involve more lumen printing!