Our spring morning routine.
May 03, 2011

It’s the perfect sort of morning.  Quiet.  Light.  We eat breakfast.  We take a walk.  We water the squash, the pumpkins, the melons.  We open the chicken coop.  We feed the cats.  We release the hounds.  We water the strawberries, the zucchini, the tomatoes, the eggplants, the peppers.  We hook up the sprinklers.  We dig out weeds.  We wash dishes.  We start a load of laundry.  We read books.  We pick oranges from the trees.  We water the corn, the gourds, the beans, the sorghum, the garlic, the onions.  We dig in the garden and plant a row of lima beans.  We collect a bucket of snails for the chickens.  We chop a squash into pieces for the dogs.  We pick up dead rodents the cats left on the porch.  We walk the dogs.  We finger-paint.  We shower.

Then we nap for two hours, noses touching, holding hands, dreaming beautiful dreams.  The perfect sort of morning is exhausting.


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  1. By Momiss on May 03, 2011

    Ahhhh.  Have I ever told you how nice it is to think of you at home raising your child?  Very nice.  Also, are you going to can this summer?

  2. By christy on May 03, 2011

    very jealous of your VERY summer-like activities!! we’ve seen the sun once in the last 5 weeks, no joke, and it is currently pouring down rain.  another inch last night.  might be a few years until we get our crops in the garden, and a few decades before they need water. ;)

    sounds like a great routine and you have a great buddy to share it with. :)

  3. By wordplayhouse on May 03, 2011

    Beautifully busy day. When work really seems like play.

  4. By Courtney L @ Bundle of Wonder on May 03, 2011

    Sounds like a beautiful way to start your day!  I’m just wondering, though, what time do you get up?

  5. By on May 03, 2011

    Sounds wonderful, except for the picking up dead rodents part :)

  6. By Amber on May 03, 2011

    RELEASE THE HOUNDS!

  7. By Cynthia Krajcarski on May 03, 2011

    I’m with Courtney, what time do you get up? Please tell me it’s some ungodly hour, I will feel so guilty if it’s not.

    I love that you include Charlotte in everything you do.

  8. By andrea on May 03, 2011

    that explains that you truly are a superhero!!!  i love those kinda of days! precious times!

  9. By Sarah Christensen on May 03, 2011

    We get up whenever Charlotte gets up.  Lately, that’s been around 8am.  It sounds like more activity than it is, though.  Holding a hose to water pumpkins takes less than a minute!

    Amber - Every morning, when it’s time to let the dogs out I ask Charlotte if she’d like to help me release the hounds.  The other day I made the mistake of asking if she wanted to help me put the dogs outside and she went nuts!  HOUN!  HOUN!  HOUN! and stood in front of their crate until I said ‘release the hounds’ instead lol.  Also, for a long time I sang ‘who let the dogs out?‘ whenever they went running out to the water dish and now she wants me to sing it all the time.  SONG! SONG! SONG!  Lol.

    Christy - I’m sending you warm weather wishes!  It’s really hot here right now, well into the 80s, so I hope that’s on its way to you too!

  10. By Jill Anderson on May 03, 2011

    That sounds like such a wonderful day. I wish I was able to stay home with my kids.

  11. By Sara on May 04, 2011

    Hi Sarah,

    It was so great to meet you at the park today. I swear I’m not a stalker, just a fan. I feel like we’re old friends, but then I realize that I just read about your everyday musings online. Weird, right? Anyway, I’ll keep scouring your site for great parks and fun adventures in the area, and I’ll promise to comment more. :)

  12. By Courtney on May 04, 2011

    Love this.  Wish I had the growing season to make this my routine, too.

  13. By Sarah Christensen on May 04, 2011

    Hi Sara,

    It was nice running into you today; thanks for saying hi!  Don’t worry - I didn’t think you were stalkerish.  I just didn’t want to intrude on your time with your mom =)

    How often are you in the area?  It’s quite a drive from your neck of the woods!  (I’m the stalker; I looked it up on Mapquest because it’s been forever since I drove anywhere north of Westwood - and even that’s a stretch.)

    Also, no biggie on the comments.  It’s just - if someone has commented here before, chances are very good that I recognize their name and have an idea of who they are.  And if they have a link to their own blog, I can guarantee that I have gone there and read, probably multiple times.  I was just asking to put a name and face together.  As soon as you mentioned your blog name, I knew exactly who you were.  I wasn’t trying to guilt you into commenting, I promise =)

    Sarah


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