It may not look like much but those little seedlings springing up 4 days after planting have given me a big boost mentally. The bon vivant spicy lettuce, as well as the easter egg blend radishes are already up and I spied the spinach starting to emerge as well. I have 4 different kinds of lettuce planted but bon vivant is first up. Sort of seems fitting. I was so excited that it gave me some much needed energy. Not the crazy energy where I hurt myself by overdoing it, but the right kind of energy where I do what I can and stop when I'm beat.
I got up on the ladder which only has fives steps so I figured it would be OK. It's funny how cautious I was, testing out each step to make sure I was well balanced. I managed to rake the pine needles off the greenhouse roof which will let quite a bit more light in. In the summer it's kind of nice for the greenhouse to be more of a shade house with pine needles on top but even if I don't grow anything in the greenhouse, in the winter it's nice to let the light in and have it for a warm spot to sit in. I cut back some of the privet which is also creating more and more shade but I didn't get very far with that. I actually stopped when I started to feel wobbly and achy. Imagine that.
I know the hard part for me, in terms of finding a new normal, has been that I tend to be an all or nothing person. I've gotten better about that with age but still I find it hard when I feel a tad better or have a burst of energy not to try to make up for all the time I've wasted. It doesn't work and I finally get that. So steady but surely will be my new motto as I keep putting one foot in front of the other. I am so happy that my little seedlings popped up to greet me the fourth day after planting.