As I could have predicted, Step 3 (Spring Cleaning) never quite got off the ground. Step 5 (Get a Life) isn’t going so well, either. And since there’s still a whole month before the Summer CSA starts, let’s add one more step to what, in essence, has only been a pathetic 3-step program that isn’t helping anybody.
Step 6: DIY Project
As in Do-It-Yourself project. Not Dig-In-Yard project. To flail about in my so-called garden like I did last year would be to send the wrong message to the Farmer. The message that I want him to come over and give me some private farming lessons, which I DON’T.
Subsequently, there will be no foolhardy attempts to grow stuff this year. Well, maybe some herbs on the deck and an heirloom tomato plant or two since they seem to grow themselves, but otherwise I’m leaving that to the professionals. It’s time I acknowledged that I am a cloud of black death hanging over the living and, as such, my rightful post is in the kitchen with the rest of the dead.
My task, then, will be to complete the painting of my kitchen. It has been half-painted for more than a year, and that, I’ve decided, is too lazy even for me. I got off track because of a setback that threatened to derail the whole project. But since when do I let my emotions get the best of me? Never, that’s when. (I still hate you, Brickman’s.)
This will probably be the last step of the Farmer-Crush Eradication Program because I have a feeling it will take me at least a month to finish. Maybe all summer. But, by the time I’m done, I expect to be totally over the Farmer. Completely, 100% over him.