"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I had thought that I'd go get another load of topsoil yesterday but even though it was in the mid 70's it was very windy. 
I didn't feel like getting dirt up my nose and in my eyes.

I then thought I'd run around to some of the local nursery's to see what they might have in the way of fruit trees and bushes.  But it's early in the season yet and I know that SM loves going to the nursery to poke around as much as I do.  I'll wait.  Maybe next weekend.

Poor SM had left for Fayetteville on business so I had the house all to myself.  Me and the pups and the birds singing in the bushes.  Since SM is self employed, he's here at the house most of the time so it's kinda nice not having him here once in awhile.  I can be a slacker and no one is here to witness it.  (Grin)

Besides, for as much as it does feel good to get my muscles working again, I have to admit...I was pretty pooped.  My lower back was protesting just a bit and there is something about sitting in the sun on a February day reading a good book.  Just decadent.

But first, before I became a woman of leisure, I did go out and sow the peas and carrots.  I considered putting in the lettuces for a split second but they can wait until the 3rd bed is ready to go.  NC State says to sow lettuces between March 1st and 31st.

I've got time.

Speaking of time, I'm planning on taking a week off from work in March.  I usually wait and take off the last week of April (which I'm going to do also) but I discovered that my  "paid time off" or PTO accruals is upwards of 150 hours.  The company I work for only allows you to accrue 160 total.  You loose vacation hours after that so I'm planning on taking a week off in March, April and May.

Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons to take time off.  I just love the energy during those times of year.  Not too hot or too cold.  Just right! 

Hmmm...I sound like Goldilocks and The Three Bears.

More like Frizzylocks and the Three Dogs.


  1. One of the hardest things is having to wait to plant, isn't it?

    Lucky you, getting a week off for the next three months! You deserve it and I'm sure you'll put it to good use.

    I agree. Reading outside with the birds singing is heaven on earth...

  2. Everyone needs some time off to catch up and to relax. And you picked the best season to take those weeks! Blessings jane

  3. Wonderful to look forward to time off...I'm always waiting for the girlfriends to get their time off so we can all *play*. Your *to do* list is going to be ginormous!

    funny about having to wait for the husband to share the nursery experience...same here...I have to sneak off: *What tree? That old thing? Oh you and I bought that months ago..remember? We were at the xyz nursery.* ;)

  4. Wow, what a good amount of accumulated time off. It will make the spring fly by.

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