There is a slang term used by waiters/waitresses across the country when for what ever reason they find themselves almost hopelessly behind and no clear way to catch up fast enough. When it happens (and it does) You call it being “In the weeds”. It sucks. You can’t just give up but there are only a few ways to get out of the situation. Say you just got three tables seated at the same time. You work through it and try to get as many things done at the same time as possible. Make as few trips as possible with maximum results. Or you ask for help. Maybe find someone to get your drink orders for you, for example.
Why am I bringing this up right now? Well I’ll be honest. I’m seriously in “the weeds” right now. It happens. It sucks. I’ve got so many things going on right now with the garden and food preservation I can’t seem to catch up. Or even come close. It happens every year it seems but this year is really bad. With almost 10 gallons of hot peppers to process, spaghetti squash to cook and dry, 3 hundred feet of beans to pick and process, bell peppers to dry, tomatoes for salsa and rotel to do, melons to pick, yellow squash to dry (yay for squash) okra to pick and dry, blackeyed peas to pick and shell…. you get the idea. And of course there is always weeding to be done. Add to this that it’s time (almost past time) to get fall veggies planted and several other things I can’t think of at the moment. Overwhelmed to say the least. The thing is though that this isn’t a BAD thing. I’m happy the garden’s been kicking butt this year. I just need to clone myself I guess.
I’m having a hard time with priorities for some reason. I just need to keep pushing on and eventually I’ll get caught up and probably be really happy with the results. I’ve got a ton of post ideas but no real time to actually sit down and write. By the time I can sit down and relax and watch our nightly movie I find myself dozing off. I’m not trying to make excuses for not having written anything lately. I just thought I’d give you a heads up on why I’ve not been. I’ll try to keep you all updated but right now I’m “in the weeds”.