search instagram arrow-down

Recent Posts

Archives

Top Posts & Pages

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 5,641 other followers

likeable-blog-1337-1x.png

Thanks for Freshly Pressing me again!!

Freshly Pressed

Blog Stats

Blogs I Follow

Blog Stats

And again! Thank you to all who follow and support me!!

Wise Advice

Every once in a while, no, actually, all too frequently, I allow myself to be sucked into the vortex of self-abuse. I don’t mean anything terribly destructive, no blood, knives or drunkenness are involved, just the voices in my head. My mission, again, has become to sell my truck. I had roped myself into yet another scheduled visit to a dealership to be harassed and intimidated. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed this pattern of behavior leads to severe head-aches and the desire to throttle the nearest person for hours afterwards.

Then I remembered the wise advice I was given recently in the form of a comment on my post last week about stress

I’ve always spent more time with plants than people and if there is one thing they will teach you, it is patience.  New Hampshire Garden Solutions

I closed my laptop on the pages of used cars at dealers in a 30 mile radius, got in my truck and went merrily down the road to buy plants. Then I stuck my hands in the dirt and took a deep breath…

DSCN2814 DSCN2817 DSCN2818

12 comments on “Wise Advice

  1. Stephanie sheridan says:

    I bet your oh-so creative keyboard fingers are loving being thrust into the dirt and creating lovely flowering pots for the eyes to enjoy. there is something incredibly rewarding about the hefting, digging, planting, watering, fussing, pinching, pruning that results in gorgeous, growing life. another nurturing exercise to satisfy our motherly instincts. I for one, who as you know can kill a cactus, loves fussing over all my potted flowering plants so painsakingly potted…in the cool of the morning, coffee in one hand, snippers in the other… perfect way to start the day, dirt under the nails and all….. your pots are lovely, btw.

    1. Thanks Steph. It has been such a cold, wet spring that every bloom is cherished. From my years of carefully wearing gloves to protect my manicured nails, I am now loving the feeling of dirt under them!

      1. Stephanie sheridan says:

        precisely!

  2. elainecanham says:

    Oh I’d love that truck. Trouble is I live half a world away. But, yes, gardening is a very peaceful thing to do. Even heavy digging.

    1. Thanks Elaine, I love it too but time to be economical. I no longer need to pull a horse trailer every weekend and the gas mileage on my little commute of 14 minutes really does call for something smaller…as to gardening, it is the next best thing to bee keeping for calming me…

  3. Touring NH says:

    I call it dirt therapy and it does work wonders! The beauty of it is it last long beyond the actual work. Enjoying them later, with a cup of tea or a glass of wine also lifts your spirits.

    1. So true Laura. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Good for you Martha. And the truck helped!

  5. There’s something about dirt, water, roots, and green plants that centers and stabilizes….maybe a bit of fresh air and sun – reminds that all living things have things in common perhaps. Or not – it’s just good to be setting things to right to grow. Nurturing in order to be nurtured? Sorry, a bit of a muddy view and idea.
    Anyway good choice of something to do – can’t go wrong with terra cotta and plants

  6. mariekeates says:

    Now that sounds like a plan. Had one of those days myself. Drove home in my car. I’m still learning to drive (I have epilepsy so never learned when I was younger) and my car is very old whereas the driving school one is new. All was going well until Commando decided we needed to take a detour for milk. When it came to bay parking with a clutch that doesn’t work well I couldn’t do it. Commando got cross and frustrated. Tears ensued. I need a newer car!

  7. Giggling over this one, Marie. I have a back-up camera, beepers that let me know when we are getting too close for comfort and heated/cooled seats. I wheel around my little town in this gss-guzzling monster and Baby, you better be out of my way when I come through.
    That said, I give you my humble appreciation for learning to drive with a broken clutch. You go girl, (as the young kids say)!!

Love to know what you are thinking! And thank you for commenting.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Putnam, in the studio and beyond

Reflections and ruminations in Education, Beauty, Art and Philosophy

Gringa of the Barrio

A Sassy Barrio Gringa Telling It Like It Is

Badfish & Chips Cafe

Travel photos, memoirs & letters home...from anywhere in the world

The city of adventure

From there to back again (usually on a bike)

Nolsie Notes

My stories, observations, and art.

Shellie Troy Anderson

~ WRITER, REBEL, RACONTEUR ~ AND MOST OF THE TIME A MIDDLE-AGED DESK JOCKEY

Oh, the Places We See . . .

Honey, grab the GPS.

The Task at Hand

A Writer's On-Going Search for Just the Right Words

Breaking New Ground in Zone 6

The adventures of Southern gardeners starting over in New England

Marsha's Bungalow

the WW2 era chicken coop

iwalkalone.co.uk

the world one step at a time

Tootlepedal's Blog

A look at life in the borders

Susan's Musings

Whimsical Stuff from a Writer's Mind

Travels with Choppy

A dog and cat in clothing. Puns. Travel. Bacon. Not necessarily in that order.

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

A Sawyer's Daughter

The Life & Times of a Sawmill Man's Eldest Child

Not Another Tall Blog

Not just another tall blog. Because being tall is NOT all we talk about! Follow me for tall talents, tall fashion, rock interviews and more!

On The Heath

where would-be writer works with words

The adventures of timbertwig in the forest of Burnley and the Rossendale Valley

crafts, permaculture, forest management, self employment, cycling

cheryl62blog

Time to change, live, encourage and reflect.

GARDEN OF EADY

Bring new life to your garden!

The Grey Enigma

Help is not coming. Neither is permisson. - https://twitter.com/Grey_Enigma

Ethereal Nature

The interface of the metaphysical, the physical, and the cultural

UP!::urban po'E.Tree(s)

by po'E.T. and the colors of pi

Kindness Blog

Kindness Images, Videos, True Life Stories, Quotes, Personal Reflections and Meditations.

Crazy Green Thumbs

Chronicling a delusional gardening experience.

New Hampsha' Bees

Raising bees holistically in New Hampshire

Indie Hero

Brian Marggraf, Author of Dream Brother: A Novel, Independent publishing advocate, New York City dweller

Therapeutic Misadventures

Daily musings on life after 60 & recreating oneself

valeriu dg barbu

©valeriu barbu

Writing Out Loud

A Place of Observation

cancer killing recipe

Just another WordPress.com site

Archon's Den

The Rants & Rambles of A Grumpy Old Dude

hoosiersunshine13

Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why. -Kurt Vonnegut

Once upon a time... I began to write

My journey in writing a novel

Not a Day Over 45

A View from Mid-Life

theflexifoodie.wordpress.com/

Delicious plant-based, whole food recipes & my healthy living tips!

Sharon Hewitt Rawlette

Memoirist. Essayist. Philosopher.

Diane Tibert

~ writer - editor - publisher ~

Amintiri din Bucătărie

Memories from the Kitchen

White Shadows

Story of a white pearl that turned to ashes while waiting for a pheonix to be born inside her !

At Home in New Hampshire

Living and Writing in the North East

JOSELYN'S BRAWL

Two rare, life-threatening diseases that led to a bone marrow transplant and a snappy Buttkick List

Stephanie Raffelock

A good story can transform the way that you see the world.