Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Broken but fixable

Poor You'll Eat It and Like It: I've abandoned blogging for FaceBook these past few weeks. Why attempt to create original content when I can fight zombies and werewolves, tend to my online farm, and send good karma and virtual cupcakes instead? It's a huge time suck. I'm not reading, I'm not watching movies, I'm not writing or playing the piano or cross stitching or any of the other things I enjoy and find fulfilling. I sometimes feel as if I've been dropped into a pit and I'm not even attempting to climb out. And I've fallen in love with FaceBook's chat feature -- for the first time, I get IM.

FaceBook is but one of a number of things that have been distracting me lately. My mind is anywhere but on my job and other obligations. I just feel like playing and being irresponsible; and while a little of that can be a good thing, I find myself at moments teetering on the edge of propriety. I know I need to snap out of it and get back on the straight and narrow, but I'm finding it hard to deal with temptation these days.
The only project I have been able to set my mind to, and have nearly finished, is a small landscaping endeavor in our backyard. I created a sort of meditation spot near our back door.

The arbor/bench has wisteria growing over it. The wisteria has never bloomed, possibly because I took an ax to it a number of years ago in a vain attempt to get rid of it; it just kept growing back, so I finally got it something to vine over. I planted some new rosemary and lantana to the right of the arbor, and on the left is some well-established rosemary and Spanish lavender. It's a very fragrant spot. I plan to plant a semi-dwarf orange tree behind the bird bath sometime in the next few weeks.

The lantern has a small oil candle in it, and I'm going to get a comfy cushion for the bench seat. By next spring it will be a pleasant spot to relax with a good book. The next project I have planned is a new paved patio for our picnic table, but I don't know when I'll have the focus to get started on it. Looking at the new meditation spot gives me hope that I can get it together soon.

1 comment:

kb said...

I love the arbor and bench you created. When I'm not on Facebook, I'm glued to HGTV, usually watching "Design on a Dime." This looks like something created on that show. A great place to relax, have a cup of coffee, read...nice job!