|Our lone tomato plant, which sprouted of its own accord|
Since acquiring a backyard five years ago, planting a little square foot garden with my kids has been a favorite spring and summer pastime. We've still got plenty of seeds and a square raised garden frame that has served us well. But I am resisting the urge to plant this spring for two very good reasons:
1) We added another child to our family. And she is a delight. Even more fun than growing a garden.
2) We are anticipating a big move this summer. My husband has been busy job hunting and scrambling to finish his dissertation. The desired result: that this hectic season of graduate school will finally come to a close.
His research interviews are completed, but there is still a ways to go before he finishes and graduates (by the end of the summer?). Thankfully he's an excellent writer and types much faster than I do. And on the job front, he's just accepted an offer for a faculty position outside the U.S. I'll share a few more specifics in the weeks ahead!