These words came to me tonight. The sound of them came, and the meaning is still flittering its way in. I think it has to do with the expression and experience of patience coming in many forms, and that some combination and piecing together of them is what makes patience happen and work. Patience is a tool as crucial as hands to the gardener. I am piecing mine together. In time, in time.
Please don’t mind my absence/break. I have been busy with the garden (lots of tomatoes, a bunch of herbs, and a few random plants – peppers, cukes, eggplant, etc.) as well as work and other things. I considered posting a sign stating “OUT TENDING GARDEN,” but then I realized it might be quicker and easier to pop back in just and only when I was ready. Please know that I enjoy your comments and am happy to hear your news, even if I don’t get back right away. It encourages me, and I learn so much from them. Please keep them coming.
I hope you all are having beautiful and bountiful gardening days. Please let me know what’s growing your way. Go ahead … gimme the dirt.
Patience. The most valued amongst friends.
Glad to hear the garden is in high gear. A late start on my part has resulted in delayed results, but I have a number of tomatoes and cucumbers in the works. I think the most productive thing from this year’s garden will be lessons for next year. Still, the year isn’t over and there’s always some fall planting to look forward to. Hearing the use of catnip to ward off vine borers may make me give squash/ zucchini one more try next year. I almost forgot a few tiny eggplants are growing in the ground too.
Off the garden topic but kind of continuing on clutter, I’ve been looking into a couple things. Maybe I am more gadget happy than most people, but I have come to realize that all of my rechargeable devices compete for and time share one wall outlet. Of cause there’s other outlets around for all those chargers, but only one outlet is in ‘the right spot’. Most of my devices can be charged from a computer’s USB port, but that is usually a very long process. The most recent solution I’ve been looking into can be found at:
This unit is a regular 120 volt wall outlet with 2 built in USB ports for charging things. It is a bit large so I will have to make sure it will fit. It requires working with the electrical wires in your house to connect it.
A second device which I WILL get can be found at:
This one simply plugs into an existing outlet and provides 2 USB charging outputs. It is small enough to take with you, and if need be it can be used with a small inverter for use in a car. When I go away and take my usual travel electronics with me the chargers alone weigh a few pounds, so this one little adapter will be worth it for me- and maybe you.
I did buy and have been using the small plug in USB charger mentioned above. So far it has worked well on everything I have to use it on. The one exception is my aging organizer which it does charge but really slow. In all fairness that device was never meant to use a USB port to charge and came with it’s own transformer for the purpose.
I like the fact that I can now carry one small charger and only the cables for my gadgets. Not carrying all those individual transformers saves space and weight. Also, for quite a while I have had a small cigarette lighter sized inverter in the car which converts the cars 12 volts DC to 120 volts AC. With the inverter and USB charger I can also charge everything while in the car. A couple times my cell phone went dead at work and that would have been a great thing to have. I have used the inverter with my laptop’s charger to charge it in the car. If anyone has a lot of USB charged devices this small $10 charger may be useful. Although I don’t have any, it does work with Apple iWhatevers- something many other similar chargers won’t do.