It’s another “it’s been a while” post that you would probably get from me from time to time. It was a busy weekend and another busy day for gardening. I am taking advantage of the cloudy afternoon skies and the cool early morning breeze. We have occasional thunderstorms lately but PAGASA says it is not yet the official start of the rainy season. It has become even more humid in fact so the afternoon showers are welcome.
Gardening is hard, who says it is not? I have to dig and uproot stubborn and unwanted weeds, trim the Green dust plants, do a perfectly imperfect round shape of my several Fukien Tea plants and dig, dig some more. I am getting good at it…haha! To think I haven’t even started trimming our carabao grass but at least the concrete stepping-stones are now clear of unwanted overgrown carabao grass. It is hard to maintain a garden no matter how small it is. One has to invest one’s time and extra effort to make everything grow. If the weather permits, I’ll be harvesting Calamansi (Philippine lime) this afternoon.
One thing good about gardening is the time you spend by yourself, alone in your thoughts. You let your mind wander and you can even create a nice story while looking at your fingers full of dirt and stain. It is all worth it though, gardening is a job that you have to do and happens to enjoy (not all the time).
I’ve switched back to another reading genre.
I’ve been reading so much chick lit the last few days, funny and sad stories of women from wonderful authors that I’ve seen on Goodreads. This time though, I found two books by Michael Palmer, an American author who is also a doctor. I’ve read one or two books of him before when I was searching for ways to cope with the boredom of being bedridden for half a year. I love medical thrillers and the jargon is quite familiar. There was a time when I was obsessed collecting all the books by Robin Cook, another American novelist and doctor whose writings deal with medicine and other such topics affecting public health. If you have seen the movie Outbreak, he is the author of the book where it was lifted from. It’s nice to read fast-paced stories again. I haven’t taken a single picture lately but I found a lovely shot which I took several years ago while traveling North to our hometown. would love to share it in another post. By the way, thank you for continuously visiting my blog, reading old posts that I have somehow forgotten. I was thrilled to find that my stats have reached an amazing 335,461 at the moment. Thank you, thank you so much.