For those of you who are wondering, I have survived the earthquake! I didn’t even feel it. I know you’re thinking that it was the one time in the history of Los Angeles that EVERYONE was up at 6:30am, and how could I have missed it? I missed it because I was actually driving. I heard about it on the radio. I later learned that the epicenter of the earthquake was basically within 1 mile of my day job office. My only real inconvenience though was that the elevators at the office didn’t work. I got my daily exercise all before 9am! I try not to worry about when or if the big one will come. We all have different types of natural disasters to deal with, and we all have to be prepared, but we can’t let our lives be dictated by it. Currently my only real worry is whether or not the garden project we’re working on will end up as we have envisioned it in our heads.
This project will be ongoing for a few weeks, and I will keep you updated with it here on Tuesdays. If you’ve been following me on instagram then you see what’s coming up for next weeks post. I wanted to spend a minute here talking about things that needed to be done before we could start this project. Our house has a wonderful backyard, and we are able to really use it to the fullest for entertaining or a personal favorite of mine which is picnicking. The side of the house however was blocked off by a gate. It wasn’t really an attractive gate either, and we wanted rid of it. This had it’s own obstacles that we’ll discuss next week. Also, we had to clear the side of the house in order to plan anew.
I’m really excited to start planting in the next next little bit. We’ve decided on a few things to plant such as swiss chard, bell peppers, and tomatoes. We’re still discussing a few other options. My personal favorite idea so far though is planting a lemon tree in the backyard. I cannot wait to be able to collect it just to brighten up dishes with lemon zest and lemon juice.
Are you all planting a garden this year? What is going in your garden?