tending to.

If I had to sum up the last week or so, I’d say it was filled with “tending to.” Tending to what? All sorts of things — small but lingering stuff on the to-do list, filing, travel planning, long-overdue emailing, etc. Also, a bit of tending to myself — an end-of-the-semester bug forced me to slow down. Boh and I even managed a few afternoons of reading on the couch.

Pure sweetness is what that is. On Saturday, still feeling lousy, but needing to get out of the house, I decided to tackle my extremely forlorn potted plants. (Forlorn is the nice way of saying absolutely dead, I think.) I’m actually pretty proud of my first ever herb collection — I managed to keep my rosemary, thyme, and sage alive well through a mild winter on the porch, though eventually they succumbed to neglect during the busiest part of my semester.

I snapped these right after potting them: sage, rosemary, basil, cilantro, thyme, mint, and some marigolds I picked up on a whim. (M., if you’re reading: I tried to take good care of those bulbs, but nothing happened, and then after I moved them outside, the pot that doesn’t drain developed a green sludge on the surface. So I gave up and planted marigolds.)

I haven’t done any tending of my yard, unless you count Boh’s “fertilizing,” but this year the wildflowers are amazing!

Also amazing? Asparagus. This has been my go-to meal of late: broiled asparagus witha little bit of olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper. Plain for lunch, and with a fried egg on top for dinner.

Boh and I are headed out of town for the weekend: he’s going to frolic with my parents, and I’m off to a dear friend’s wedding. Getting ready to leave has been extra hectic because I’ve been feeling icky this week, and because the lake house won’t be empty while I’m gone. It’s graduation weekend, so a friend who is defending and her family will be enjoying my home in my absence. I sure hope it’s clean enough for them…

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5 thoughts on “tending to.

  1. I love ‘tending-to’. If all goes right, you get to cross a whole bunch of stuff off the to-do list, and that feels so good! Oh, and thank you for the meal inspiration — I have some fresh eggs from a friend’s chickens that would be soooo tasty over some roasted asparagus. Yum.

    Have fun at the wedding this weekend and safe travels!

  2. Sometimes, tending is the only thing that will do. Your pots look lovely, Boh looks adorable, and that asparagus looks yummy. Feel better soon and happy travels!

  3. This post is filled with a lot of joy (despite the decidedly non-joyous illness). Enjoy your trip!

  4. Your asparagus pics made me get some from our farmer’s market yesterday – made it with carlic and olive oil in the pan and added some feta – yummy!
    Feel better soon and have a fun weekend!

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