Goals, Growth and Gains

May is a big month for us. For starters, Virginia sets herself a goal of knitting 52 pairs of socks each year, with May being the final month. She made her goal, ending with a cabled sock knit using lovely Casbah yarn. The pattern is by Cynthia Levy (Ravelry link)

Socks (52 of 52)

May is also when plants really start to take off in the garden. Last year, I spent a lot of time hearing about all the growing things on a secondhand basis, and imagining it weeks at a time from my very beige and closed-to-the-world room. I am happy to say the tomatoes, peppers, beans and who knows what else I started are faring pretty well.

Bean Sprout

Two days after I took the picture of the above bean sprout, it was practically a foot high. And, our potted tomatoes seem to be enjoying their location on our deck. Portability equals access to more sunlight in our tree-heavy yard.

Potted Tomato

Of course, not pictured here are all the wild and crazy weeds that also love this time of year. But, green is good and being able to get my hands dirty is also good. Even while tackling the toughest of weeds, I need only remind myself of last year, and the chore suddenly turns into a privilege.

And, last, but certainly not least, May is when we gain another year on our anniversary count. As of May 26, we will have been married 9 years.

May 26, 2001

Time flies, a lot good and bad things happen. But, I believe, not a better pairing will you find.

May 26, 2001

5 Replies to “Goals, Growth and Gains”

  1. That’s a lovely set of wedding photos! Have you thought about going back to that tree every few years for a anniversary photo? Or, maybe, just any tree?

    This is the year of irises at my house – I’ve never had this many before!

  2. Thanks, Ellen. Unfortunately, that pear tree came down in a storm a few years ago… not sure what that means 🙂 . The anniversary photo is a good idea, though.

  3. Thank you for sharing your wedding photos – V is a beautiful bride, and you a handsome groom! Happy anniversary!

  4. So, I go off to write a book, and you post like crazy to your blog! Took me awhile to read it all.
    Great wedding pics, you two fit so well together.
    Fibre fest thingy, I would love to make it there one day. Mind you I’ll have to live to be 147 to make it to everywhere I want to go.
    Your garden is up and growing, and I can’t plant mine yet as it is still freezing at night… ggggrrrr.

    Hookah… you could felt a brown paper bag. You know, like winos use? the hookah is hiding in it. love the little creatures! Of course I love Alice. “Speak roughly to your little boy, and beat him when he sneezes, he only does it to annoy because he knows it teases.” I used to rock my babies to sleep with that one.

  5. jenebene says:

    wow, seems like only yesterday…

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