Category: gardening

To Do List

Things to do before vacation in one month and five days from today, presented in no particular order:

1. Design, test, and execute dessert menu for new restaurant

2. Train two people, one at La Sirena, one at El Che

3.  Hire a person for El Che

4. Make two dinners worth of food for 30 people, store and freeze

5. Decorate paddle boat in the “mystical creatures” theme

6.Talk to Shortbread about campsite layout

7. Stretch daily

8. Don’t Panic

9. Plan birthday party at the house for this weekend

10. Weed the garden and plant all the seedlings

11.  Revamp menu at La Sirena

12. Look up yoga studios close to work

13. Gather supplies for 5 days camping trip

14. Clean my bedroom


Microscopic Starts

The tiniest empire has been planted.  The seeds of a new regime have been sowed in lush soil, the dried out dreams have been given a new hope with a soft touch of water, the legacy of generations lives on again in a new home- a temporary home until summer is here to stay.  The babies will be coddled in the warmth of the house, to grow strong under strict supervision, until it is time to be transplanted into the great outdoors- to battle wind, rats, children, cats, at times dogs and draught, all the perils of the small life.  Soon though, after sun and water, this tiny empire will feed a household and its lucky guests, it will be the star of many dinner parties, its life will give nutrition and satisfaction to many.  For now, I am proud and excited for the tiniest empire to take root and seek out the sun.