Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Finally replanted

Jeez, I've grown tired just because I cleaned twelve terracotta pots, sterilised them in three rows, soaked them in water, emptied a ten litre cauldron of water, showered five plants, dug through the attic only to find out that the perfect rod in the innermost corner really was a molding, replanted twenty plants into fourteen containers, cleaned the worst in panic, run to the bus only to see it disappear in the far distance, pushed a stroller through the grocery store hunting milk, packed food in bags side by side with glaring, grumpy men, maneuvered the stroller through the pharmacy without pushing anything from the shelves, hopped off the bus to catch a parcel at the corner shop, almost tilted the line by entering (imagine a line of memory tiles if you like - it's a small place where even a foldable stroller is too big), and then returned home. I've probably caught a new cold.

Last post was an april fool's joke; there are no ISO, CEN or CT rules for gardens. I did, however, borrow some of the actual projects from SIS's homepage; "Portable machines and pedestrian controlled machines" and "Powered lawn and garden equipment", but I do suspect they are most working with machine standards. It's also true that SIS issued standards for Christmas some years in a row a long time ago. I do remember their standards for christmas gifts, plus the fact noone in Sweden cared a dime about them.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

No wonder you were tired. You had a busy day. I don't know how you get anything accomplished since you have a child young enough to be pushed around in a stroller. I guess that is why it is good to have children while you are young.

Your tomatoes look happy in their bigger pots.

I read your April fools post. Funny.

The post before that about Swedish gardens well defined. American gardens can't be defined. At least I wouldn't be able to describe them except for the fact that most have a lawn of some sort.

Rosengeranium said...

I'm glad you're defining 36 as young:) Daycare is a great saver of the day; I own a company and works from home, so my son stays with a lot of friends and professional staff five hours a day. We both benefit from the deal.

There are times when I wish swedes could be more individual in their gardening choices - I'd like some more variety when I'm strolling around looking at gardens.

Ewa said...

wow wow I got tired even reading :) picture with the seedlings lit look soo nice.
I will start my tomatoes today :)

Working from home is something I started few months ago and I try to get used to it. Slowly I do.
How long you work from home?

I also find a lot of pleasure in physical work, after too many years working for corporations :(


PlantBuddy said...

Hi Rosengeranium! Thanks for your comments on my new blog. I think you were the first to leave a comment, which I much appreciate. Just getting used to writing about my life with plants each day is challenging--finding the time, etc.
Looking forward to reading your posts about Swedish gardening and vegetable growing.

Rosengeranium said...

Ewa: I've worked from home quite a long time, first as a student, then as a mom and now as a company owner. All in all it's been sixteen years, but if you only count "real" work it's been the last five months. I have a daily 'to do' list that keeps me on track.

Good luck with the tomatoes!

Plantbuddy: I hope you get more comments! They are what makes blogging fun. Time is always an issue. I tend to wish for some extra hours to those 24-7 when people ask what I want for Christmas.