Monday, May 26, 2008

Lesson from the Vegetable Patch

Someday I will pick green & yellow squash.
Crisp butter lettuce.
Sugar sweet melon.
A great big salad bowl filled by my own backyard.
Someday I will make zucchini bread and BLTs with fresh tomatoes.
I'll pickle my own cucumbers and bottle strawberry jam.
But today I'll just dig in the dirt.
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Someday I'll finish my master's.
Write a book.
Organize the attic.
I'll go to an Eagle Court of honor and be the mother of the bride.
Someday I will have a kitchen with granite countertops, glass-front cabinets and no sticky fingerprints.
I'll read the complete works of Shakespeare and learn Spanish.
But today I'll just dig in the dirt.

19 comments:

Annie said...

Love it, Gabi. Amen & happy digging!

Bridget said...

Oh, I hear ya. This came on a great day for me. This weekend was not a good mommy one for me.

Shally said...

Nicely put... and GREAT picture!

andrea said...

the school of life is the best.

Ilene said...

You keep digging, and I will keep mopping.

Annemarie said...

I LOVE it!!

mama jo said...

you have to start somewhere..

Kenny and Linsey said...

where are my shovel and pail?!

Cathy said...

My thoughts exactly, and I am 51 and still am just digging! I think you will get there way before me! Something about the Arizona sun and heat usually kills everything before it matures. And how many times have I dreamed of those granite counter tops and my dream kitchen, I'm closer but not there yet!

katie said...

I like today.

TravelinOma said...

This gives great perspective. You're very wise. And there's dirt under your fingernails!

crystal said...

I love it when you do these kinds of posts! It helps me put things in perspective. A Zen-read, for sure.

martha corinna said...

Today I am digging in the dirt, I write this while my fingertips are covered with compost. I think I prefer the digging in the dirt to almost anything else.

Lauren said...

Thank you.

I am struggling a bit with patience.

Really and truly...thank you.

calibosmom said...

I dig, therefore I am. Adios!

diane said...

Make the kids pull the weeds! My somedays are here...weird yet cool. 30 days til my boy goes in the MTC, but who's counting. I need to stock up on Kleenex.

Marci said...

Hmmmm, I have the sudden urge to just go dig in the dirt....

That photo so priceless!

Hazen5 said...

I am very good at digging in the dirt! The other stuff will come in time.

Hollyween said...

Gabi, you have the most wonderful way of writing.

I loved this.

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