Sunday, September 28, 2008

musing...remembering what we do achieve.

I muse a lot.... i have been musing this morning....

This year we grew garlic.



We planted the bulbs in January ... they grew.. have been harvested and are being used in our cooking. I was just now cleaning out the garlic press whilst musing. The bulbs are only small, but still very tasty.

It made me feel happy knowing that we are using them and that this year we have successfully grown them.

I know that often i think only about the things in my life that i don't do and beat myself up about it. This is probably common for many of us. Maybe we all set unrealistic goals. However big or small i find that when i focus on what i do achieve rather than what i don't then i am much happier.

Yesterday I did something some may call brave and others may call crazy. I met a virtual friend. I am so glad that i had the courage to do it and thankfully it was wonderful. I shall write a little more about the day on my next post but all that i will say is that we both wished that Pipany could have been there too.
Wishing you all happy weekends .
ginny x

14 comments:

Summer by the sea said...

Well done on growing the garlic - you appreciate things so much more when you have grown them, rather than picking them up from the supermarket. i am pleased you had the opportunity to meet a fellow blogger, I have had the pleasure of meeting a few blogging friends when they have called into my shop - Natalie x P.S - how is the granny blanket coming along?

the flour loft said...

Hi Natalie,
Sadly my granny blanket has stalled on 21 squares ... would love to do some more but will come back to it when i have a little more time. Have you finished yours yet?
g x

Sal said...

Garlic is good for you! I love it.
Well done on growing it and you know what they say..biggest is not always best!! ;-)

raining sheep said...

Beautiful garlic. I have read that when the cloves are smaller they actually have more punch and taste better. My whole house smells like garlic right now - I am making home-made tomato sauce for pasta dinner. I don't think meeting a virtual friend is strange - that is fabulous. I wish I could meet all the wonderful women whose awesome blogs I read.

Kali said...

great garlic! this year was the first time we've attempted growing our own organic garlic, and here Down Under we'll be harvesting it in about a couple of months. i can't wait.
good on you for being 'brave' to meet up with a virtual friend, i have still yet to take the plunge. all my insecurities and shyness come to the fore. still, one day i'm sure.
great post...touched a cord with me.
wishing you a happy week ahead dear ginny :)
xo, k.

Petticoat Lane said...

The garlic is grat. Since blogging I've been insipered to grow things next year and I must say I'm quite looking forward to it.
I'm like you and set goals that are always too high and then feel like a failure when I don't achieve. But when I take a step back and realise what I do have and what I have done I'm always so much happier.
Love the website, it's really pretty and great to follow.
Jane. x

Pipany said...

What a great post Ginny - bit like a thought for the day and one I agree with wholeheartedly. I beat myself up all the time about the things I don't do. From now on I will take a moment each day to think about the things I DO do. And Pipany very much wishes she were there too, but is so pleased you and Diana had a good time. We will all meet up soon, I am sure of it xxx

Suzie Sews said...

good time to be eating garlic, ward off all the chills...tell us more about your meet up...

Florence said...

How lovely to have your own food - they look so nice like that too. Can't wait to hear about your meet up.

Your book is due to be arriving tomorrow - I am so looking forward to reading it, looking at the pictures and no doubt feeling happily inspired.x

carolyn said...

Wise words I too spend a lot of time thinking of the things I haven't done and it only makes me more determined not to do them! Not good, I think I'll grown garlic instead.

Tracy said...

Your garlic is beautiful, Ginny...such pretty fat bulbs! Garlic is on our to-try list for next year. How wonderful you had a chance to meet a blog friend--what fun..nothing like getting to meet for real. This summer I had the bless to meet two blog friends--what joy to meet face to face and solidify more the foundation of friendship :o) Musing...Autumn seems made for musing, doesn't it? Happy Days ((HUGS)) Oh, stop by if you get a chance--I'm having a fun giveaway this week :o)

summerfete said...

Do you find home grown garlic stronger?
I have grown shallots and onions this year and boy do they make me cry!!

Clare

alice c said...

Aaaarghh...two of my favourite bloggers...in the same room...if only I could have been there too...

karen said...

Hiya
Yep the cat boot's looked dead trendy lol But I assure you my mother in law was not ammused hehehe.
Thanks for letting me know about that hunni I'll be sure to let you know when it arrive's safely.
thanks