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#RealityWednesday: Here Are My Unplanted Bulbs

Jane's Unplanted Bulbs | Jane Boursaw Photo
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For anyone keeping track, you may have noticed that I missed last week’s #RealityWednesday post. Here’s how it went down: I was “off” a day all last week, meaning I thought Tuesday was Monday and so on and so forth. So Wednesday went by, but I thought it was Tuesday and nearly missed Yoga Class with Sally that night.

So I figured I’d just post #RealityWednesday on Thursday and I’d be right on track – a day late. Trust me, it makes perfect sense in my head.

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But then Thursday came and went, so I figured I’d just post it on Friday or more likely Saturday, and oh, how funny it would be that Jane is posting #RealityWednesday on Saturday. But those days came and went, and by Sunday, I decided it was blending too much into the next week, so I’d just post it on the upcoming Wednesday, which is today! So here I am! Back on track!

Today’s #RealityWednesday post is brought to you by my unplanted bulbs. Ok, you may be thinking. That’s not a big deal. So Jane bought some bulbs and hasn’t gotten around to planting them yet. The weather is unseasonably warm and there’s still plenty of time to get those babies in the ground.

Jane's unplanted bulbs hiding behind her violin case | Jane Boursaw Photo
Jane’s unplanted bulbs hiding behind her violin case | Jane Boursaw Photo

Oh no, my friends. These bulbs were not purchased THIS year. They were purchased LAST year, and they’ve been sitting behind my violin case in my office since the Fall of 2014.

You know how sometimes you’ll set something down and think, “That thing is going to be there for years to come. I’ll never look at it or think about it again.” Well, that’s how it was with those bulbs. I knew going into it that’s what would happen. And sure enough, here we are a year later.

But you know what? It’s unseasonably warm, and there’s still plenty of time to get those bulbs in the ground (even though around here, they will likely be dug up and eaten by some forest critter, but that’s a topic for another post).

So here’s my challenge: I’m going to get these bulbs planted by this weekend. As a reminder, that’s THIS coming weekend. Not this weekend at the same time in 2016. There’s a few seed packets in the bag, too. Guess I’ll just throw those onto the bank coming up the driveway. Because if I wait to plant the seeds next year, it could be 2025 by the time they get in the ground.

Who’s with me? Do you have stuff that should be planted yet this fall? Let’s get those things in the ground! Take ten minutes and do it!

A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper.

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