Phew! I have definitely lost my gardening mojo. All I did in the garden today was harvest. That was not a small task, finally. It seems the garden is coming in as I’m going out. I harvested black long beans, several varieties of tomatoes, a big batch of basil, bell peppers and my first paprika pepper, eggplant, and last, but not least, more pineapple tomatillos. We’ll eat really well for the next few days. I like to eat what we’ve grown as soon as possible to retain as much of the nutrition.
I woke up in a weird state today. I felt like I could hardly move. I had no energy and everything felt like such a chore to do. After lunch, I finally gave in and took a very long nap, in hopes of letting my body work out whatever was out of whack. It really helped and I was much more productive in the late afternoon and evening.
I decided to make a big push and finish up the section of cross-stitch I was working on. I’ve now completed three two-inch deep passes on the pattern. If I can keep up this pace I will complete the first one-quarter of the piece by the end of the year. Unfortunately, that means that I will need to keep up that pace for another three years to complete it! It is really looking beautiful now. I hope that the continuing unfolding of the pattern will be enough to keep me interested. I had no idea when I started this piece that it would be quite this intensive, however, I’m determined to complete it.
Because I had taken such a long nap in the afternoon I could not sleep. I was up until around 4:00 a.m. During that time I organized the new patterns I had just ordered. Much to my dismay most of my order disappeared from my design portfolio on the site. I’ve got an email in to find out what happened. I saved the order confirmation email so I have a record of all the patterns I bought. Hopefully, by the end of the day tomorrow I’ll have everything back in order. At least the collection I bought was still there. That was the main reason for the order in the first place.