This is the time of year when I can get overwhelmed by the enormity of the task of keeping things alive. All it takes is one bad day. One bad decision, one lapse in judgement and you have a situation where you have to make significant changes to your plans and gardening expectations. For the whole year. Compound that by making commitments to other people. Then you have to manage their expectations as well.
Now don't get me wrong. There have been no gardening catastrophes. The people I have made promises to wouldn't be terribly upset if things went wrong. But it troubles my mind and makes me worry more. I no sooner thought "I hope I don't have any trouble with damping off" than Elsie's tomato seedlings started keeling over. It was as if I had summoned the negative energy. And I adjusted quickly. And now I have a lot of nice little plants. But this time of year you have to stay on your toes and pay attention.