Oops50 Sadhvi Loves Hibernating, Raspberries, and John Travolta


It’s still winter and yes, I still feel like hibernating.  With the temperature in the 50’s with sunshine this past week (month? winter?), we spent time outside trimming the fruit and flowering bushes.  I am smitten with raspberries.  And gooseberries and currants and blueberries too.  So to get the best harvest, I will do what it takes to make them thrive.

I really like making elderberry syrup too, but have had to buy elderberries since ours have not done well.  It turns out they don’t like root competition, and there were many creeping vines entangling theirs, along with an old black walnut tree that was still alive, right above.  So we dug them up and moved all 6 of them to a better place.  It was quite a chore, but we like physical work, and since this is something that needed to be done now for several years, it felt good once finished.

I’ve started to think about the things I want to grow in the garden, and where they will be. Today I’ll be planting some slow-growing things like “celery root”, from seed.  It takes a long time, and I don’t find the young plants at the markets around here much.  And, planting from seed is just so simple.

It’s planting time until next week. I’ll be placing poppy seeds around the beds now too…already getting excited to see their beauty in a few months.

I found this clip a few days ago (above).  I grew up in an era of incredible music.  I knew what psychedelic meant without having to take acid, because I listened to the music of those that did.  And, I was about 11 years old when the song “White Bird” by It’s a Beautiful Day came out and wasn’t exactly in the position of scoring any good stuff.  I was more into reading and coloring.  That sounds so old-fashioned, doesn’t it?  Reading and coloring…

But when it was time to dance, disco was coming on the scene and that’s what got me out of my chair.  Seeing John Travolta dance in “Saturday Night Fever” back in 1977 was the beginning of the thrill of seeing him dance in every movie he’s made after that.  Do watch the clip.  It’s good to feel something good these days.  Enjoy!

About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

9 thoughts on “Oops50 Sadhvi Loves Hibernating, Raspberries, and John Travolta

  1. Sadhvi, just getting to this post now. So uplifting and fun. Gardening is truly your calling – it brings you so much joy and allows you to spread that joy in so many ways.

  2. Ellie, I did watch him in Urban Cowboy, but it was a long time ago. I’m going to see if there’s a clip of him dancing right now. I need a little John Travolta break in my Monday morning!

  3. Hey Sharon, just wondering if you got around to coloring? I almost bought a coloring book the other day. I just have paper and colored pencils…which is all I need, since I don’t do so well with coloring inside the lines!

  4. Oh no Rampapada! No Chili Palmer in New Zealand? The anger is boiling up inside on this frigid day in NC! We had a cold front come in…the bunnies water was frozen solid. The winds were so strong….Sakshi’s grill cover got ripped to shreds. No more spring.
    Thankfully, it’s sunny and the wind has died down…Lots of Love to you.

  5. I still like reading and coloring; that’s what I plan to do on this frigid day between the warm spells. I have an intention to start some plants also, soon, but not quite yet. Thanks for the reminder.

  6. Well, I was so looking forward to Chili Palmer but lo and behold, they blocked that video in my home territory: new zealand…probably from that Megaupload guy, Kim Dotcom, that the FBI tracked and arrested for piracy in Auckland…aah, the long arm of the law…wish they had something better to do with their time…

  7. Ellie wrote:

    I also love John Travolta. Have you seen him in Urban Cowboy w/Debra Winger? I watch everything he’s in! If not, you should see it especially for his dancing – cowboy style. WaHoo!!!!

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