It's been months... last growing season wasn't blogged my me at all. I'm afraid I had a rather large issue that overshadowed everything. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in early May.
No, not type 2. Type 1. (I know at least one of you was like, "She must mean type 2." :p )
Yes, that's the autoimmune variety that used to be called "juvenile diabetes," which is more commonly developed in children, and which requires lifelong insulin therapy. But at the age of 30, I got it. I won't go into detail about that here, but you can check out the blog I've been keeping about it, Type 1 at 30, if you're curious. The earliest post gives the story of my diagnosis.
I suppose the one other thing I'll say about that for now, because it's actually gardening related:
Diabetes killed my plants!!!
OK, really, it made me so preoccupied and focused that every last seedling I'd started died from neglect. I had no garden, no potted plants, nothing. Sometimes, your energy just has to be focused on other things... like learning how to survive without a properly functioning pancreas.
But this year, I'm starting again... on a small scale because, again, I have something else demanding my energy: a baby due in August!
Oh, and we also moved to a new home, and I got a new job. Can we possibly pack any more life changing events into these two years?
There's no way I'm going to be bending over to pull weeds as a great big pregnant lady, so I'm keeping it simple with potted plants and early-fruiting varieties. Honestly, this is back to my favorite kind of gardening: small scale, simple, creative, container gardening. *love*