Daily Archives: May 9, 2016


Oh, my goodness, what a packed full weekend!  When there is too much to write about, I don’t, sorry.  I should have been posting all weekend . . . so very sorry to neglect you all.

I hope all of you moms that celebrate Mother’s Day had a wonderful day filled with happy times and maybe a little pampering.  I started a load of laundry yesterday morning and the clothes magically got put away.  My husband and daughter gifted me with a new Kindle and a bunch of red orange tulips.  I’ve been wanting a Kindle for reading library books; I think I’ll really like it and use it all the time (that is when I’m not sewing, knitting, embroidering, or crocheting, etc.)  LOL!

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I always get asked what I want to do on Mother’s Day.  Every year my answer is something leisurely.  Do you know what I said this year?  Yard work!  Yep, that’s how we spent a good portion of the day.  Our messy garden beds were starting to weigh me down and now most of them are nice and clean.  And, it was really nice spending time working hard with my daughter at my side.  While my daughter and I worked around the front of the house, my husband was busy at the back and spent the entire day outside.  I don’t know how he does that!

Afterwards, my daughter made me a late lunch complete with a big bowl of strawberry ice cream!  That ice cream was well deserved, don’t you think?

This morning my hamstrings are quite sore and I have a bright red sunburned stripe where my back waistband didn’t quite meet the bottom of my t-shirt.  Oops!  Thank goodness for aloe gel.

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 Here’s one of my three rose bushes.  We had to scrape away millions of tiny seedlings growing around the rosebushes.  (I don’t think I got them all either.)  One of the rosebushes had so many tiny forget-me-nots growing around it; it looks like it has died.  I saw a few green branches, so hopefully it will catch up to the other two.

back yard bed 426Even though I tried, I couldn’t get all of the grass pulled out that is growing through the phlox.  If anyone has a helpful tip for this, please, please, let me know.

I have more outdoor photos to show you tomorrow.

Today I need to remake Patience’s dress.  😦  The bodice is too long for the sweater and just looks odd.  I hate redoing things, but it has to be done.  Better get to work . . .

 I hope everyone’s week is starting off nicely.  Bye for now!