Monday, July 22, 2013

Picking Beans


I'm working on green beans today.

I picked about half of the six rows that I planted so unwisely this spring.

My sweet husband picked the other half.

As I was picking I started thinking about how cranky it makes me to do this.

I like to garden......but I have this problem in my mind.

When I'm planting my garden it always seems urgent to plant LARGE amounts of green beans.

Those rows don't look long at all when I'm placing the seeds in the soft soil.

They don't even look long when the baby bean plants start poking their innocent little heads out of the ground.

But, oh, when the beans are hanging thick, and the sun is hot...........

I try to think about all the people in other countries who don't have enough to eat, and how much they would appreciate my beans.

But the only feeling I can conjure up is a vague wish that those far away people would come pick my beans for me.

I know my family will enjoy the green beans this winter, and I'm grateful for them.

But if any of you are around next spring when I'm planting my garden...............

Please remind me to not plant so many green beans.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Home Stretch

I've officially entered the third trimester of this pregnancy, and so far it has been pretty uneventful.

I'm getting larger, and more off-balance--I feel a little like Humpty Dumpty.

My emotions have been a little more out of control lately--so if you see me sniffling don't be worried.

The weird thing is I laugh at stuff almost as much as I cry--something will strike me funny, and my family sits and stares at me like I'm slipping over the edge of sanity.

Heartburn is almost a daily occurrence for me, and my bottle of Tums is my constant companion.

I have a fairly good supply of energy, and feel pretty good most of the time.

So, I'm curious, if you have ever been pregnant, or currently are pregnant, what do you remember about your third trimester?  (Besides labor and delivery.)