Big Plans and Precipices

Today I touched grass. No really, I spent a little bit of time out in the garden pulling weeds and rummaging around in the flower bed at the back. The lavender bushes and cat mint needed to be pruned back pretty severely. I’m hoping the massive trim will make room for new growth this season! My biggest pet peeve with that flower bed is how every year I have to comb through the soil to find seedlings that have fallen from the big tree in our neighbour’s yard. I think it’s a Sycamore but I’m too lazy to confirm so you’ll have to take my word with a grain of salt this time. Either way, it’s a pain in the ass to make sure all of those seedlings are found before they establish roots! Right now it’s a little difficult to see them unless they’ve started growing so I’ll probably need to go back through the soil again in a week or two once more sprout.

I had big plans to put a pond in the back garden this year, but with the way all of the other DIY plans are going (i.e. slower than I would like) I think this one will be put on the back burner a while longer still. My sights are still very much set on tending to the front garden, although I’m also hesitant to do much with that project at this point because I don’t want to spend any money that I don’t really need to. Usually what happens is I’ll begin a DIY project and then I’ll need to buy something in order to finish it off – tools, materials, etc. I think with the front garden I really need to narrow my focus to the next step: removing the crazy paver stones and weeding the whole area. If I stick to just that step, I shouldn’t spend any money!

As I look ahead to my schedule this week, I’m both excited and extremely nervous. Tomorrow I’m going out for dinner with some of my pals from dance class, Tuesday evening we find out if we get into the BTS ARMY member pre-sale, Wednesday and Thursday are pre-sale days, and Friday is when the rest of the tickets go on sale, plus I have dance class! It feels like a lot of my plans are up in the air until I make it through this week and I just hate this feeling of not knowing. Being on the edge of a precipice and not being able to see what fate awaits you at the bottom is… Not great!!