Part of moving is settling in.
Which is also a nice way of avoiding some unpacking, which I believe is going to go on until I die.
I spent Saturday and Sunday putting up some herb boxes and planted them mostly on Sunday while I enjoyed the first decently warm day since last July. (It is, after all, northern Wisconsin.) I waited until 5 p.m. to enjoy a beverage. Almost 5 p.m.
The herbs are rosemary, thyme, parsley, basil and BC bud. Shhhh on the last one.
A close look at the photo also shows a beefsteak tomato plant in a pot -- the woman who sold it to me said it will last until the end of August and I should get 100 tomatoes off the plant. She also sold me a pot of salad lettuce -- you can see that perched on the corner of the deck railing.
My friend Kellie gave me a nice outdoor table plus two chairs, With the two chairs that used to be my living room furniture, I now have a nice little outdoor set waiting only for me to buy a grill. What's that you say? I don't need a grill? I'm a son of the Wisconsin northwoods. People like me have better relationships with grills than with other human beings.
Imagine a steak cooking on the grill while I take some fresh rosemary, a clove of garlic and mash that together with mortar and pestle for a fresh steak topping. I salivated while writing that.
On a nice day, when not working, you'll find me on the herb deck this summer.
Enjoying normalcy. I'll report back on what that's like.
Peace unto Ukraine and peace and normalcy unto all of you my brothers and sisters.