Yesterday I didn’t take pictures of my yardwork endeavors, but I accomplished some major things out there! I got 2 flower beds cleaned out, 3 blisters on my hands, 1 splinter and 1 rose thorn under the fingernail. Note to self: buy gardening gloves. I am very proud though…these beds have been basically untouched for close to a decade if I’m figuring the history of the house correctly. You can imagine the root systems on some of these plants! It’s a big job for my hoe!
We’re expecting rain over the next few days, so my playing in the dirt is put on hold. I will have more pics up before you now it and I just know you’ll be impressed with all my hard work. One bed, I’ve decided will be a small strawberry patch for the kids to enjoy this summer. Won’t that be fun??
So since it’s cool outside and getting ready to rain (assuming our forecasters know what the heck they’re talking about this time), I’ve been doing less fun indoor things. Sorting laundry, doing dishes and–most fun of all—scrubbing down baseboards, cabinets and appliances in my kitchen. UGH. Besides mopping, this is my least favorite job. Especially in an 80-year-old kitchen in dire need of updates. You can clean, but it never looks as clean as it should and that is just way too disappointing. I want to see my results, man!
This afternoon, Shayne, Elliott and I are going to head out to the store. I need hair color so I can quit feeling like I look like a hag. Elliott needs prunes and/or prune juice (yes, still having issues.). We need paper goods for Alex’s party. And probably more marshmallows for the fondant I need to prepare today or tomorrow. I do hope his cake turns out ok! I’m out of practice and he’s been spoiled to wonderful cakes over the years. I can’t disappoint him now, but….Transformers?? That’s a challenge. I’ll keep you posted on how the process is going.
Have a great day and do a rain dance!