11 April 2010

getting a gardener's tan

Yesterday I did three incredibly enjoyable things: I walked to the farmers' market, I worked in the garden, and I attended a baby shower for good friend L. A lovely, lovely day.

I have since realized that my foray in the garden has left me with a bit of a sunburn. Despite it being cold enough to wear a fleece in the morning for my walk to the market, I did end up working in my shirt sleeves in the garden. I should have put on sunscreen and know better. Very bad. Now have a lovely pinkish hue running up and down my arms from wrist to bicep (thanks to my gardening gloves). Instead of a farmer's tan is this a gardener's tan?

I need to download some pictures off my camera before I can share with you the progress in the garden. The borage is going crazy; the pentas are spreading like wildfire (am thinking of relocating them because of it); and I planted some herbs and greens.

When I went to bed last night I had to take a little pain reliever to be able to sleep - my forearms were killing me from weeding. A good pain, though. Plus, my new squishy down alternative pillows certainly helped. And today promises to be another gorgeous one. I'm off to Grandma's in an hour to do a little shopping, a little eating, and some old lady gossiping.


L. said...

I'm so glad you were able to make it last night!

Meredith from PenelopeLovesLists said...

The farmers market, gardening and time with friends in one day?

YOU, my friend, have your life in balance. Good for you!