It rained most of Monday night and into Tuesday morning. The garden desperately needed the water, and I was pretty happy to have a nature-mandated break from outside chores for a day.
HAHAHAHA. As IF I would take a break from chores for even ONE day. Please.
Later in the afternoon, after the rain had been over with for awhile and Cubby had fallen asleep, I decided to go outside for a quick look at the garden. Since I was just going to look, I put on some leather slip-on shoes with no socks (HELLO sweaty feet!) and went out.
You'd think I'd know by now that I can NEVER just look at the garden. I decided that since I was out there and Cubby was asleep, I might as well dig up those volunteer potatoes that were in the way of the carrots. Then, since I was out there and Cubby was asleep and the ground was finally not hard as a rock, I decided I might as well do some hoeing and weeding. Then, since I was out there and Cubby was asleep and the ground was finally not hard as a rock and I was hoeing and weeding anyway, I decided I might as well hill the potatoes.
And that's how I found myself in the middle of the First Hilling of 2010, minus socks or appropriate shoes. Then the sun came out and immediately melted me into a puddle of sweat.