A Winter Weekend in May
When we moved south, so did our expectations of having to wait for May 15 to plant without the fear of frost.
Traditionally, this past weekend, I would have been busy getting our pots ready for planting our tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. I then would have gone on Sunday and carefully selected our veggies for our container garden, as well as the flowers I have on our Party Deck.
Not this year.
This past weekend was spent holed up inside Our Little House, catching up on our sleep and the shows we had on our DVR, as if it were a weekend in February.
We even had a fire going in the woodburning stove. This was the first time in 194 years Arkansas saw snow in May (no accumulation, but it did fall) and we broke all kinds of records for low temperatures and the lowest highs.
In May. Crazy.
I was disappointed at first that I wouldn’t be getting my hands in the dirt, but it turned out ok.
Dale had a long week working until 10 p.m. two nights, which set us back on our sleep. I had a hard week with work too, as well as adjusting to a new cooking routine for our whole food, plant based diet.
We took the weekend to rest and recoup. One thing we didn’t do was snack, which is what we would have done had we not committed to our new diets, but stepping on the scales was enough to keep us going. We both lost some weight in the first week.
When the weather doesn’t cooperate, how do you readjust your plans? Are you tired of the cool and rainy weather too this spring?