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!

8 thoughts on “Busy!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi April,
      The previous owners did a great job planting this garden. It’s at the perfect spot for me to see and enjoy every time I take the dog out. 🙂 Thanks, April.

  1. Marian Nozinski

    Sounds like a perfect day. I spent mine with my son, his wife and their boys. It was lovely. Cindy while I have been following you for a while now this is the first time I have taken the time to post a comment. I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoy the beauty of your creations. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Marian,
      Thank you for following my blog and thanks even more for commenting. You are so sweet to let me know how much you enjoy my photos and ramblings.
      It sounds like you had a wonderful Mother’s Day as well! 🙂 I hope you are having a great week!

  2. Catherine

    You had a wonderful Mother’s day! Here, Mother’s day is may 29.
    Yesterday, we spent all day in our garden too! My husband worked hard and I took lots of pictures of my flowers…(that’s not very equitable!!) He has exactly the same sunburned stripe as yours!!! It’s raining today.
    Have a beautiful week! Friendly yours,

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Catherine,
      I was wondering if you celebrate Mother’s Day in France . . . now I know that it’s at the end of May. It’s so nice that we both had a sunny Sunday complete with sunburned stripes, too funny! It was cloudy yesterday; today it’s even darker with rain. I had better prepare myself as the next week shows rain every day. Oh, well, we had one nice week. Hope the sun is out today in France.

  3. Joy

    How funny sunburned stripes across the world! Glad you got a lot of yard work accomplished. So much to do still around here. We went to our daughters for Mother’s Day. Both her mother and mother in law managed to snip quite a few cuttings. We’ll see how many new plants we end up with. Grand kiddies were a lot of fun too. Especially the little bouncing 9 month old.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Joy,
      I am glad you had a happy Mother’s Day, little ones make the day special.

      I’ve never tried to start new plants with cuttings, hope yours work out. I’ve only tried making new ivy plants by putting snippets in water until roots start to grow. That is pretty easy.

      Have a nice day in sunny CA! It’s raining here . . . again! 😦


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