Can't sleep but don't feel too bad for it so I got up and sorted out the animals - Bear and Jasper the dogs, Garfield, Stripes (no stripes), Piper and the sisters, Shadow and Spirit, and fed the fish - no, I don't name the fish. Then off down the garden to water the plants early so they don't get scorched and parched, strawberries, potatoes, carrots, peas, gooseberries (not ripe yet) grapes, apple treelets, patio cherry, patio peach (which died but sprouted from the rootstock, so I think they're now a mini-copse of damsons, we'll have to wait and see), raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Then there are the accidental things that have not been planted but grow anyway and I take care of them, re-pot them when possible etc. I have accidental potatoes growing in with the carrots, accidental potatoes in with the blueberries (don't ask, I don't know how!), accidental gooseberries and an accidental poplar tree. All watered from the three water butts I have dotted around the garden.
Yes, it does sound like I've got it all sewn up today doesn't it? Not even 07:30 and I'm writing my blog!
Then I realised what day it was and I took another look around me. The garden is a mess (building work waiting to be finished, the sheds need some work doing on them, the grass needs cutting etc, etc but it is a beautiful sight, everything is green and growing, I have food, actual FOOD growing in pots and containers all over the place and it may sound daft but it makes me happy.
Then I came up to my office to start work and for the first time in a long time, I have ONE job to do. I've cleared the backlog of everyone's work that had accumulated since I was ill at the beginning of the year (horrible sinus infection, laid me low for a good three weeks).
I'm a day late (well, actually, three weeks late) in starting but today I start the Ghostwriting project that has me so excited!
So, before the sun hits its zenith and tries to turn my attic office into an oven, I'll get started.