Monday, July 5, 2010

Gardening - My Stress Relief, My Therapy

I love my garden! All of my beautiful flowers, tomatoes and squash. I told my husband the other day that I love gardening and he said, "But you hate weeding." This is true... so maybe that doesn't qualify me as gardener, but I do love my garden. It's therapeutic for me to be outside watering my plants and seeing how well (or not so well) my flowers and vegetables are doing. 
A lot of times when I'm stressed or need some time alone in my thoughts, I will go outside, walk around my yard, and water some plants. 
My husband has suggested I bring the kids out with me to help water, and is surprised by me wanting to do it alone. To me, having the kids help would defeat the purpose of my therapeutic time and may just end up causing more stress. Ha! However, come to think of it, I might send them out to weed while I observe through the window with a glass of ice tea. :)