Bond Syndrome

Is anyone else REALLY excited about how warm it's supposed to be today here in Illinois???  60's, BAY-BEE!  I'm planning on spending some serious time outdoors with my little man!  UH-YAY-YUH!

If you follow me on Facebook, you may have heard about my recent gardening woes.  If you missed it, here's the story. I attempted to start all of my veggies and herbs from seed, but preeeeety much all of them have died.  Apparently you can't just throw seeds into soil and wish them to grow. :) I must have planted about 15 different things, and only my lavender and green pepper have survived so far.  I'm expecting the green pepper to meet its end soon, but the lavender's going strong!  I also planted pansies that seem to be doing well, so we'll see (fingers crossed!)!

UPDATE:  Everything died.  :(

Anyways, all of this has caused me to give up my secret dream of being a farmer (and also swallow my pride a bit) and just buy the pregrown plants.  This may not seem like a big deal to some of you guys, but I'm a "go all out" kind of person.  If I can't see something through from start to finish, I don't even want to do it, so this is a big step for me.  I call it my "Bond Syndrome" after the time I decided to watch all of the Bond movies just because I heard Casino Royale was good.  You think I'm joking, but I'm not.  In my mind, in order to watch Casino Royale, I had to be familiar with the entire history of James Bond.  It didn't matter to me that each of the movies are self-contained and nothing carries over.  It was just something I had to do. Seth forced me to stop after watching Diamonds are Forever (which for my fellow non-Bond watchers is the 7th out of 22 Bond movies...that's right, 22.  What the heck was I thinking??). I was hating and making fun of every movie I'd watched up to that point (except Goldfinger, which I actually enjoyed), and Seth lovingly pointed out that I was crazy and wasting my time.  I still haven't decided if it's because I'm sick of James Bond, or because I wasn't able to finish all of the movies leading up to it, but I never did see Casino Royale.  Let's just pretend it was the former. :)

So my wanting to start a garden completely from seed is just a result of my Bond Syndrome.  If you really wanted to peel the onion, I'm sure you could link it to some sort of fear of failure, but I don't think I'm ready to go there just yet.  For now I'll settle with knowing that it's okay to let some things go.  I guess you could say I'm...growing.

And because a photography blog wouldn't be a photography blog without a photo, here's a recent one of Lucas.  I love this picture because it's one of those rare moments where I actually think he looks like me. :) This is actually a photo Seth took of Lucas while I was out one day.  I love it! (If you're wondering what the blurry yellow thing is, it's a bubble wand)

Lucas Weekly post either later tonight or tomorrow!!!  Happy Friday!!