Time Jump Forward – Green Thumb

One of the items on my “must have” list for the house was “low maintenance outdoor space.”  A big ol’ lawn just wasn’t appealing, and a garden wasn’t something I saw having any interest in really.  So I managed to find a place with a minimal front yard – which, incidentally it turns out my neighbour mows – and no lawn in the back; it’s all deck.  Amazing.

Except now I’m having lots of fun planting things.  I have baskets and pots all over the deck, and it’s all feeling very lush.  I’ve even (with help) planted (gifted) hostas in the front, too, along with some wee flowers.  I’m actually really happy that this week I’ve been finding so much joy in my outdoor space.  Every morning, watering things, playing in the dirt, and puttering with the flowers.  We’ll see how this goes this year, and then next year I’ll try to expand beyond the herbs and blueberries and grow more food in planters in the back.

Front and back are weeded at last, plants are watered and happy

A photo posted by Jessica (@613jess) on May 28, 2016 at 8:32am PDT

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More Time Jump.

Well.  After starting up with a solid plan and the best of intentions, this blog kind of fell by the wayside.  Over the last few days I’d been thinking about it, though, and am here to resurrect it.

Since I last blogged – just after I got the keys – it’s been eight months.  I’ve been through first visits, first winter, and first forays into contracting work.

I’ve also changed jobs, dealt with some family emergencies, and just generally tried to get through life.  But re-reading my blog posts as I was starting this was a lot of fun, so I’m back – some of the posts that I had lots of thoughts about while they were fresh are probably going to end up a bit lighter, now, but then I can get into some meatier bits on fun subjects like buying furniture and figuring out what to do when parts of your fence randomly fall down.

More on those things later.