I harvested our first asparagus from our garden! This year I'm adding garlic to the potager and the strawberries survived their latest (and hopefully final) move and appear healthy. Asparagus, strawberries, garlic, rhubarb--are there any other perennial vegetables or fruits I can add? Nearby we've got pear and apple trees and the raspberry patch. Plenty of herbs grow by the driveway and I found volunteer cilantro in the potager, too. We've spread about 10 cubic yards of shredded bark and have another 10 to go. Daffodils have peaked, tulips are taking their spot as the showcase flower of the next few weeks and there are so many dandelions blooming bright yellow that it blinds my eyes.
This week Team Testosterone starts playing soccer and baseball--we'll cram that into our schedule on top of practice times and the remains of the school year. As usual, Mr. D will miss the first game of the coach pitch season--he's the coach but has to be at the high school game (priority). I told him he better find a couple dads to help me that first night--both Mr. B and Mr. G are on the team, and while their baseball skills continue to improve, I still make a crappy coach. I'm glad to handle crowd control in the dugout and keep the book, but the finer points of working the pitching machine and advising player still elude me.
Other projects are piled on my desk--Marni's latest Nora Tierney novel to edit, karate curriculum to write, the karate newsletter, Boy Scout business. The pool needs cleaning, the garden needs planting, no matter where I look I see something I have to work on. Springtime is craziest--no other time of year has me hopping like the month of May. I wish I could clone myself, what mother hasn't dreamed of duplicating her speed, energy, know-how so she could spend the day reading and eating chocolates? Or at least have time to finish her 'to do list.' If I can't clone myself, I'd gladly take a copy of Rosie to give me a hand around here!