As I was brushing my teeth this morning and trying to decide which topic to write about this week I was thinking about the unique language my husband and I have developed over the past 21+ years together. Those nicknames we call each other, terms for random objects that nobody else would possibly understand and you should hear us talk to our fur babies. I will admit, I am most guilty of this and Kevin has had no choice but to find himself speaking oddly at times for the simple fact that he has been with me for so long. (smile). I am lucky as well that he can finish my sentences and understand what I am saying when I trail off before finishing or start in the middle of a story that I started in my head.
When we began talking about having a baby we somehow started referencing to babies as “Taters”. It was all about “let’s make a tater” and “I can’t wait to have a tater”. We are even that cheesy that I bought a baby potato head toy and glued a pacifier in its mouth to tell Kevin I was pregnant (2nd time around). I still have it stashed away with various baby paraphernalia.
So….. It is with humor that I find myself venturing into my first garden (ever) and of course I will be growing a variety of “taters”. At first I wasn’t going to mention gardening or other “off topic” things on this blog but it dawned on me that just about everything I do I mentally relate to infertility. It isn’t a choice but just my reality. I actually have found that this infertile journey has made me much more passionate about things like writing, making things (I sell various handmade items in my own Etsy shop) and now gardening.
This whole gardening concept I have found quite overwhelming. Recently, as I was overthinking it (my usual) I found myself fearing that this little garden wouldn’t be successful (thus the overthinking). I think I need to prove to myself that while I haven’t been successful in making a baby (tater) I can grown real taters (and all the other various vegetables I am planning on). So, I will probably post tidbits hear and there about how this whole garden is going. It has been rewarding watching some of my seedlings actually grow.
Now you know a little bit more about our quirky little family and stay tuned for how those taters turn out. Sorry for the shorter post this week but it is a gorgeous day out today so we are going to go play.