It took over a week but I finally, tonight, finished pulling the weeds and grass from around the bases of our ten orchard trees...and fertilizing them, mulching them and giving them a gallon of water, each. The ten grapevines will come next.
And today I raked another long row for my garden and added compost ... and it was the first day in a few that I didn't mow some part of our fields.
I wearily ease myself into the bathtub each night into cool water because of the heat and humidity and I notice more new little bruises upon my legs and arms, more mosquito bites... and garden dirt falls from my neck (don't ask).
I haven't been able to watch the end of any tv show in weeks--always I fall asleep upon the couch.
And in the mornings I awaken feeling stiff...
... and joyfully anxious to begin another day just like the one before...
...and happy and grateful beyond words.