An extraordinary week of sunshine, so much sun, that even though I was away for a few days I was motivated to return home and start the process of getting the garden ready. It had helped that I had used the days before I left to rid the plot of the buttercups that had taken over. But on Sunday, in full sun, and with the help of Alec and Maya, and cheering of Alejandra and Nina, a garden box was built, a bit shaded, and to grow the lettuces in. Yeah lettuce!! Trips to Home Depot and Rona to get dirt, empty dirt bags, and some seeds have been planted — for lettuce, for peas, and green beans. Soon will lay out some more dirt and plant some radishes and carrots, and start in with the herbs. I am motivated! The sun helps!