My Summer 'O Fun is officially over.
I'm behind in every. single. aspect. of my life (except my garden - which isn't too bad given the season - and my workouts, so at least I've got those).
It's time for me to pay the piper.
Also time to . . .
(Here's where I share things I've been thinking about over the weekend.)
"Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time' is to say 'I don't want to.'"
I recently finished reading Inland by Téa Obreht. (Excellent book, by the way.) I looked up several words while reading, including this one:
Redoubtable . . . is one of those words that I always think means one thing, but it really means another. Somehow, I've never been able to keep the actual meaning straight in my head, and I need to look it up every time I encounter it again. But I think I'll be able to remember it now - after reading Inland. Because (and this isn't really a spoiler) it's a bit of a plot point.
Okay, so maybe I've already convinced you that you might want to read Inland. But just in case you're looking for more reading suggestions, here's a preview of fall book releases to watch for in the coming months.
(The article calls itself the "listicle of listicles" -- which is perfect.)
(I wish I'd thought of it first.)
(I may borrow the term in future.)
Although planting time is several weeks off, it's time to get your spring bulbs lined up now.
Now is the time to pick up - or order from online bulb specialists - the bulbs you want to see flowering in your garden come spring. Do it now -- while the selection is still good. I know . . . the hardest part is remembering to plant them later in the fall. When you're not wanting to think about your garden anymore. And the weather is a bit crappy. And the ground is cold and hard.
Next spring - when you are desperate for color and blooms of any kind - you will be so glad you did! (Always totally worth it.)
I recently ordered crocus, daffodils, and allium bulbs. And I saw a nice assortment of bulbs at Costco last Friday. It's time!
And that's it for this Monday.
Here's to a good and productive week for all of us!