Monday, April 28, 2008

Escapism

The earth keeps rumbling and we carry on. We drive north to our beloved desert lake and soak up the sun. I was chilly but resisted putting on my sweatshirt, trying to keep in the spirit of 'early summer'. I ask myself, 'what if this earthquake pattern continues like this for months? For years?' Gotta say, all this quaking doesn't do my little anxiety-ridden self much good. I am trying to just ride it out (ha ha). The one I experienced this morning was actually pleasant, sort of like riding a floaty air mattress on gentle waves.

Didn't get much work done in the yard this weekend. Tied up some rosebushes, did battle with the junipers (can I tell you how much I hate those plants (ie. fire hazards)?), watered and weeded. The whole backyard is in desperate need of loving care but I don't think it is going to get much until school is out (two more weeks!) and possibly until after the garage is cleaned out (soon? I can only hope...).

Things may end up being a little bit quiet around here for a while (no surprise there, eh?) . I am busy getting (well, attempting to get) settled into my topsy turvey work situation and finishing the aforementioned school. I'll try not to be a stranger.

4 comments:

raining sheep said...

Ahhh! working in the yard, I can't wait....that is a beautiful picture - that beach looks like it wants someone to lay on the sand and relax.

**camera shy momma** said...

oh my gosh, riding an earthquake tremor like a floaty air mattress. wow. that'd make my anxiety ridden self grow more grey hairs!

i love this picture.

pricklypearbloom said...

Interesting. I spent a few years in california as a child, but don't remember any quakes, and the midwest earth movement has been just out of range for me to feel anythng.

Ah, the end of the semester. Hard to do it all. Wishing you the ability to swim through it successfully. :)

madre adoptiva said...

Great picture! I managed to work in the yard some this weekend, but I really don't enjoy it. I leave it up to TDH. :)