Tuesday, August 13, 2013
We took a long weekend in Nashville to visit some friends and we returned with a couple of things that I never envisioned we would. First and most importantly, we came back with life long friends. Stuart had always been a friend, once introduced by Mike, and now he and his wife, Melissa (corbininthedell.com) are now friends that Ruby and I miss so dearly already. They were wonderful hosts, and the weekend was perfect. I just wish that I could move into their patio, but that being their favorite room, I probably couldn't. I almost think that we need to go visit them annually from here on out. At least, I would love to.
Secondly, we came back with inspiration. Ruby has been more and more of a proponent of a life style change, which included organically grown foods and meats. I fully support this. The trip to Nashville was a real eye opener and is fully inspiring us to take on the challenge of gardening. Seeing Stuart and Melissa's garden just kind of showed us that it is 100% possible. I mean, we see someone that we know, and they have a bad ass garden. It shows us that we can too, it is different than reading about it first or seeing something on television. We have seen it first hand. Now, I know that it is going to take a lot of research and time, but I really want to do this. I know, I know, I am king of procrastination and I hope that I lose my crown on this very subject and get to it. For sure, we will definitely benefit from this.
The trip out there just got us excited to do something different, do something that we thought that we could not do. After having a pretty healthy last couple of months, we have gotten way of the tracks, sort of a personal train wreck so to speak, but this event is a great way to get back on track. There are so many things coming up here towards the end of the year, and a few of them will be life changing for sure, and this is just one more thing to add to it. It is so very exciting for us though, I almost cannot wait to get going. There will surely be blog updates and photos of progress on the gardening adventure!
My procrastination knows no bound, as I have started this blog on our first full day back from the trip, but here a week later, I barely finish it. I originally thought it was going to be a super long post, but some steam was let out and it was severely shortened. (and I don't know why I just typed this up)