Are there things you’ve said (or thought) that you would never do or like that you one day find yourself doing and/or liking?
For me, yard work has turned into one of those never say never things. As a teenager, I hated yard work. I swore that when I had my own house I would never garden, and that I’d pay someone (that was well before I realized how much things cost) to cut the grass. Well, never say never.
Nick and I bought our first house about three and a half years ago. It has a very small yard, but every year I’m finding myself doing more and more in the yard. And I find myself actually enjoying some of the yard work.
This weekend was beautiful and warm, and Home Depot had a Spring Black Friday Sale. There’s another never say never. I never would have thought I’d utter the words, “Home Depot is having a Spring Black Friday sale. We should go and get things for the yard.” But once again, never say never.
We decided to go with some raised beds in the back yard for our vegetable garden, and we are slowly mulching and planting flowers in various beds around the house. We’re both really excited about the raised beds because we’ve read and heard a lot of good things about them. We put the first one in on Saturday, and I am ridiculously proud of it. I only have four plants in it so far. It’s still a little early, but I just had to go ahead and try to get started. We’re planning to put one more in this weekend, and will be planting lettuce in it.
We had a cold snap (hopefully the last one) last night and today, so I’ve moved all of my flowers onto the porch. Yet another thing I never thought I’d do. I’ve already planted the more cold tolerant flowers, and I’m looking forward to planting my daisy, marigolds, and petunias as soon as it warms up a little more.
I never thought I’d say this, but I’m really excited about our plans for the things we want to do with the yard, and the vegetables we plan to grow.
What about you? Any never say never things you’ve surprised yourself with?