I’ve noted before (see June 30, 2012, part 2) that saying “yes” to something means saying “no” to other things, whether explicitly or not.  There are only so many hours in the day and only so much that one can do with them.

A corollary of this axiom is that saying “no” to something that previously enjoyed a “yes” means that the door is open for other things—potentially, many other things—to rush through in an attempt to get a “yes” and fill the available time.

And once a new activity is chosen—the critical “yes” is uttered—then the previous activity becomes no different from the multitude of other “no” activities.  It may start at the top of the list but with passing time it can fade into obscurity.  It gets progressively more difficult to say “yes” to it again.

This is why almost a month has elapsed (nominally) since my last posting.  With nothing to do in the garden, I have effectively said “no” to it and in the meantime, other activities have taken prominence in my daily life.  Consequently, I have not had much to blog about (I haven’t had much to complain about, either).

But this blog is not only about gardening and I will come up with some things that are good enough to say “yes” to (and, as always, you can decide whether they are good enough to read).

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