Blah Days in the Garden and Some Cures

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cat too bored and blah

Chatterbox the Garden Cat says it’s too blah to do much today

Today has been one of those blah days. A day when I should be getting things done. A day when it’d be a great time to put some seeds in some soil, pot up a few peat pots full of spinach, kick the potato pot sideways and see if any potatoes roll out. A day when I should have ordered up some herb seeds to pot when they come in.

Put Off Procrastinating as Long as Possible

Instead it has been a day where I stared at the empty screen and dragged my heels. I put off procrastinating as long as possible, then procrastinated for awhile. I watched the Weather Channel for awhile, duly noted the time and temp display and five-day forecast. I did the dishes, then rearranged a cabinet. Lined a drawer. I put up a couple of window vinyls, took them down and put them up on the fridge instead, then took them down and stored them in frustration.

Now, mind you, there is a LOT to write about, and a LOT to do, and I have no idea why I decided to throw myself a half-day pity party today, except that I was not in the mood to garden. The plants got their water right on time, and I didn’t uproot anything in the process. So I kept the damage level down to just my blah mood.

Breaking the Garden Blah Pattern

So what’d I do to finally get snapped out of the blah? Putting routine tasks in the blender can help, assuming you are up to changing things around a bit.

Instead of starting my morning watering at the patio, I tried starting with the other end of the house – hit the front porch, roses, then the interior containers, out to the sun room then out to the west.

Instead of potting in the sun room, I work on the kitchen island (on newspaper, of course). Varying a routine makes me have to stop and pay attention to what I’m doing – ergo less blah leaks into my day.

Finally, instead of kicking myself for a lack of motivation for one day, I give myself permission to goof off, to have a good case of the blah, and to throw myself a pity party if I want to – so long as it only lasts a certain number of hours and doesn’t let my plants die of thirst!

 

 

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