Time is a subjective thing.
Sometimes days are filled with drudgery of familiar tasks. They are not difficult or complicated, but there are many of them and all of them must be done, so we roll up our sleeves and get through them. And sometimes time just flies, and you turn around and realize the day is over.
Last week was both.
Gordon’s birthday went well. We went to BJ’s in a big loud group, ate all the things, and had tons of fun. I have discovered that my husband loves BJ’s monkey bread. It is truly decadent and pillow soft. So of course, I took it as a challenge and tried to replicate it. I am happy to report that this recipe from Pioneer Woman makes a ridiculously delicious monkey bread. She says to use non flaky canned biscuits. I used 2 cans of Pillsbury Grands Flaky biscuits and it turned out amazing. Easiest desert ever.
Kid 1’s bf, C., loves potatoes. Some of the potatoes in our pantry had sprouted, and he seemed to be troubled by this development, so Kid 1 suggested he plant them. He is not a gardening type, so at some point he asked me how to plant potatoes. I had pretty much given up on gardening in Texas. I told myself no more. No more planting, no more baskets, no more. But it was old potatoes, so what’s the harm, right?
I failed to take into account how industrious C is.
All my planters are full of potatoes. Even the abandoned planters. Potato city.
Kid 1 observed the potato farm and decided she would like to grow peppers. Peppers do grow semi-wild in our climate, so now there is a pepper farm. It’s blooming. I will probably end up separating some of this out down the road if it survives, although these are really big buckets.
All this planting broke my resolve.
I’ve repurposed the broken wheelbarrow Gordon was going to junk. So far the flowers are blooming up a storm. We will see what happens.
I know some of you are itching to give me gardening advice. Don’t do it. I’ve fought the Texas sun for 10 years now. I know what it can do. It will be 96 degrees today. 96. It’s April.
Now excuse me, I have to go online shopping and buy some rods for my hanging baskets.