I made friends last week.
Two girls who live next door--one in the front house and one in an apartment in the back, off they alley, came over and knocked on my door.
"We really like your garden. We think you look nice. Will you be our friend?"
So now I have two new friends. One who just started 7th grade, and one beginning 4th. (Plus, her little brother who's about 3.) They want to help in my garden.
Last week, I didn't work outside very much. (At least, not after they'd already come by.) But this past weekend, we planted some things in the back yard: calla lilies from a church friend, and papaya seedlings that grew from seeds from a fruit enjoyed this spring. Oh, and we got to play with the worms that live in the backyard's dirt.
What could be better?