If you have read even one of my blog posts, you know how much I adore my Worm Farmer. Everything he does is wonderful. I am so proud of his Worm Grotto. I love it when he brings me a cucumber, or a tomato, or a bunch of grapes. I really, honestly love this life-long project he’s got himself and our family involved in – it has changed our lives.
But I didn’t know we had corn growing. How could I NOT KNOW we had CORN growing?!
My defense: My brain has been on overload for ten months.
First came “baby brain” when we picked up three-week-old Baby D from the hospital. Sleepless nights with a newborn are their own kind of torture – add in sleepless nights with a substance-exposed preemie who is in withdrawal, and it becomes a four month long contest to see how many nights one can actually go without more than two hours of sleep at a time.
Second came my grand decision to begin my Master degree. It’s a lofty goal. One I’ve been planning for since I walked away from Grand Canyon University with my Bachelor degree. I even enrolled at Liberty University Online – the closest I could get to being a student at the school I had always dreamed of attending. Exciting! A new challenge! Dream come true!
Plus we sent our granddaughter to live in Texas with her mama, plus we took a five day road trip where we drove 1300 miles in two days, plus we have three school-age kids I’m homeschooling, plus Baby D is now a healthy ten-month-old who crawls faster than I can run. You must get my picture.
So the other day I wandered outside to do something…I think I kicked a soccer ball out of the way…pretty sure I hollered at a kid to take out the trash…vaguely remember letting the dog out with me…maybe I was heading out to pick an onion or something…
And there it was. CORN!
I know most people who read my posts are seasoned gardeners who have all grown and eaten their own corn. A few people I know weren’t too impressed with my discovery because they grow corn all the time.
It maybe be simple, but I feel like one of my kids.
I found actual corn growing in my own backyard – corn purposely planted, tended and watered by my very own Worm Farmer – that I didn’t know ANYTHING about…and it did something to me. Brought me back to reality.
I took a break from school.
I moved the baby into his own room – and now he sleeps all night.
I organized homeschool and my kids are actually enthusiastic about it.
I got my brain back.
With a big sigh of relief (I take many during the days now), I give you my recommendation: If you’re on overload, walk around your backyard. Maybe there’s corn growing there.