Maybe not officially for a few days, but due to all the rains we have had this rainy season, the pollen count is off the charts. That translates into much Claritin, Zyrtec and Allegra usage. And we are due for more rain next week.
Along with allergies has come the extra need to get stuff cleaned up fueled by a couple of necessary reorganizing and straightening of certain areas like the garage. A house heater repair had to be done which mean moving the stuff out away from the mechanical unit in the garage. That turned into, let’s finally break down all those empty boxes. The garage looks considerably better even with the extra work stuff I just had to store out there.
A deep scrub of the kitchen occurred as well and we are slowly making our way through the rest of the house as there are not a lot of available hours to do it in.
Those hours are limited due to another spring time activity – baseball. Last year in an unprecedented fit of enthusiasm, munchkin decided he wanted to play baseball. He likes it, a lot. So we played fall ball too. And now we are in the Pony League’s spring season once again. His in the Mustang division now where all the teams have names that align with pro teams. He is on the Giants (very popular hear near the bay for some reason [wink, wink] ). I’ve also managed to get wrangled into being an assistant to the coaches which means I’m there every practice and every game. Opening weekend was last Saturday with ceremonies in the morning followed by a double header that afternoon. The silver lining is that our team has no more double headers this season. We had a game Thursday, practice Friday and another game today. This is how it will go through the end of May / end of the school year. Considering how much of my time has been sucked up by baseball, I can only imagine how much worse it is for the head coach as well as one of the assistants who is also league president.
This will mean my creative time is considerably less. I will have to focus to get that baby quilt done. Fortunately, I am pretty close to the end with two rows to put together, and three including those to attach, then just the binding.
In all this I’m trying to get the vegetable and herb garden going again. I have corn sprouting in the kitchen along with a garlic plant and a couple blue potatoes. After a trip to the hardware store this morning, I’ve added thyme and basil.
The kitchen garden
Lil man also helped set up the DIY vermicomposting bin. The base stuff is all there though more worms do need to be added. I haven’t searched for a local source yet, but that’s next.
Tomorrow a much needed pedicure is on the agenda and a visit to the massage therapist on Thursday. All that craziness above is in addition to the day job that pays the bills. I’m going to need both of those visits so very much.
Wishing you a Happy Spring and a Blessed Equinox.