Happy Saturday. Hope you are still upright. That’s really the goal these days, isn’t it. It feels odd that it’s Passover and Easter since nobody is really able to get together with family.
Did you catch this week’s RHoNY? Oh Dorinda. I do feel for her, but she does unleash. But her white Chanel sweater this week? To die for. Also, about US$4,000 retail so if her Berkshires renos are stressing her financially, she could always list the sweater on RealReal. I was glad she warmed to Leah in the end. Luann’s newly sober wise woman thing is going to be very annoying, isn’t it. And Ramona. Good grief. 60 year olds should not be so thirsty. And the men she always goes for? Yikes. She has so much going for her. If she’d just put her energy into another business! Isn’t it fun to Monday morning quarterback the show? I’m excited for Beverly Hills to kick off this week. Garcelle Beauvais is joining the group. She was the author of the infamous cheater email that she sent to everyone in her now-ex’s office at CAA. So you know she’s going to be good for some drama.
Speaking of TV, did you watch Green Acres when you were young? They used to have reruns on TV after school when I was a kid and I loved it ( I was always a huge fan of the Gabor sisters. Do you remember when one of the sisters would appear on Love Boat or The Facts of Life? The best!) Anyways, after days and days in the garden raking and turning the soil and overseeding and pulling out old wood from under the deck (why do people always put old construction material under the deck. I’ve had that in my last 3 houses!), I’m feeling like Lisa Douglas.
Dahling I love you but give me Park Avenue
Perhaps I’ll learn to embrace it. I’ll rename Teddy Mignon and get a pig named Arnold.
I’ve never been much of a gardener but for the first couple of hours, I was all, this is great. I love the fresh air. I love the exercise! Maybe I am a gardener after all! After all, I do subscribe to The English Garden magazine.
And the flowers are starting to appear!
But that was before I found a squirrel tail when I was raking. Just. The. Tail. You don’t see that in English Garden magazine, do you. I think, perhaps, I like the idea of gardens more than gardens themselves. Or perhaps it’s other people’s gardens I like. I quite enjoy the ones surrounding National Trust properties, where you can also get a decent cup of tea.
Still it’s a marvelous workout and it takes your mind off the world’s troubles.
There is still a lot to do. I need to add mulch and add soil to the pots (we don’t plant here until late May.) I need to reset the stone path in pea gravel. I’m always happiest with a project.
Do you garden? Are you good at it?
If you are craving time outdoors, the New York Times offers a lovely nature focused meditation. No squirrel tails, I promise.
Take care and stay healthy,