Okay, it's a pretty typical Monday in my life. I get up usually around 5:30 am and head for the salon to sweep and mop after I take the two dogs for a walk. I then head for Sam's Club to grocery shop. I'm back home now awaiting the moment I need to head out to my appointment with my allergy specialist. Then on the way home I will make a few more necessary stops for this and that...necessity kinda stuff.
Once I'm back home I will be back to work in the garden...it's spring and there is much to do. My garden is the display gardens for my garden design business so not only is it something I do because I love it, it's something that needs to be done so I can use it to sell what I do...design gardens, something else I love to do.
The cleaning up of the garden is coming right along and at times it is hard work, as I have explained before, as in posts like this one. But I have learned to even enjoy that part of it. And yes, the hard work makes the constant strain and pain I carry in my back, shoulders, neck and bad knee a constant traveling companion, as well does my job in the salon on my feet all day long with my arms in the air and bent over a shampoo bowl. I have learned that accepting things for what they are has set in motion something wonderful. Fighting it is just a waste of energy and embracing it, for all that it is, has been a big part of the freedom I am living in. I've learned much from Jacques Ellul of the realm of necessity...it cannot be escaped. But freedom can transport us past the angst most live in when it comes to these things of necessity, or at least that has been my experience. I don't run from these things like I used to and I haven't found myself tied up into knots so easily like used to happen on almost a daily basis when faced with the complexities of my life and those around me that I used to attempt to control. I'm actually experiencing the knotted little ball I used to be undergoing a gentle untangling by the One capable of untangling the mess. As in the post I linked to above, there is also a beautiful process being worked out in the mess...I'm finding life so much more enjoyable since I stopped kicking against it and the process. It is what it is.
So, Once I return home from the DR. I might attempt to address the messy corner of the garden that you see in the picture above. A weed that has proven itself to be very stubborn has invaded and doesn't seem all that eager to leave. We'll just have to see about that.