I’ve been feeling kind of stuck for the past several days. There’s so much going on in the world and in my world right now that I just don’t know what to say. It feels wrong to write about things like drying out beans or next years pumpkin crop or the fun that we have here in Salem. I love all of that, it’s where my heart and head usually are, but lately my thoughts have been elsewhere. I guess the thing to do is just jump back in like nothing has happened, like people haven’t lost their homes and lives to the ocean and wind and cold. Like the small battles that we’re fighting here in our house right now are all just fine, no big deal. One of the things that I love about blogging is how much of a vacation it is for me. I want The Salem Garden to be a vacation minute for everyone who takes the time to stop by. I love the sense of community, the people all over the world who connect and comment and share. Who’d have ever thought we could do this fifteen or twenty years ago? So, today I will make a list of posts for the week, and tomorrow I will post about beans. But when I’m posting about beans I’ll be praying for those in need and for those who have lost everything or who are having difficulty. That’s not what The Salem Garden is about right now, but it is what I’m praying and thinking about, every day, especially when I’m in the garden.