May was challenging. June was murky. July was a blur. I’m only now beginning to emerge from a particularly rough spring and summer due to numerous unforeseen work and personal stressors. I'm back now, however, there have been some casualties, including my social life, my blog, and the most visual sign, my container herb garden. Yep, it was bad. I was so distracted, tending to my garden was the lowest item on the priority list. As result, I almost lost my parsley to the heat and my basil to seed. This weekend, I took the time to water, fertilize and sit with my garden. It was one of the most relaxing days I've had in months. Yes, sometimes things fall apart. And sometimes, the only thing you can do when they do is gather all the pieces and go from there.