So much to do, so much to do, so much to do: this is the constant rhythm threading through my thoughts, a bass line upon which my gardening considerations are based.
The weekend in question was already divided into a day at home and a day out with friends. Saturday was the home day so I had to plan what happened when. I wanted to go out for a walk and I really had to get on with things in the garden. Weeds need removing (one weed removed now is worth 1000 in the Spring), the last few bulbs needed planting and I just needed to get my outside time.
The plan was thus: get out for a walk first then spend the rest of the day in the garden. Once it gets dark I could do some sewing: those jeans were not making themselves.
But. there is always a but. The weather forecast was saying that the morning would be dry and rain would be appearing from about 1ish. If I went out for a walk I probably would not get into the garden until 11ish at best. That meant possibly only two hours which was not as much time as I wanted/needed.
So much to do, so much to do.......
I rejigged my plan. Gardening would be first and I would stay out until 1ish or until the rain started whichever came first. I could go for my walk after lunch as walking the rain is ok. I have good walking coat that keeps the rain and wind out.
Decision made I strode purposefully into the garden (yes I did boldly go). Bulbs were planted, weeds were pulled and there was some shrub pruning as well. At almost 1pm on the dot the rain began to spot. I looked at the sky, thought about food and declared lunch time.
I wandered out for my walk later and whilst I did get rained on, it was ok, I did not mind.
I ended the day thinking that it was a good day. I had crossed things off my list and I was pleased with my priority planning. Time and project management - key underpinning skills for the gardener.
Take care and be kind.