Before I go on to move mountains today, however, I thought it was time I submitted a little update on the photo project. As most of you may recall, I've been so busy lately that I've had to scale back a little on my photo project hours. Actually, it's been necessary to scale back quite a bit. In point of fact, the Photo Project hours have been scaled back
First, it was the Spring Break road trip. Naturally, I did it all for the children (whose slumped posture and gloomy countenances owed everything to the sleep deprivation of excited anticipation and nothing to disinterested reluctance to leave their friends and drive for 3 days up and back, to go work in the garden in SC), but the price I had to pay was
Next, we returned home just in time for Easter. Kiki came out for Saturday night and Sunday brunch and of course we had dear Benjamin visiting from Germany. It was a lovely weekend, but I can't help pointing out that once again, I had to do everything! I said as much to Scott as he was preparing the vegetables for the BBQ Saturday night: apart from laundering and changing the sheets in the guest room, tidying the house, grocery shopping and preparing every meal until his
The following week was a blur of activity as Scott was out of town on business and I had a houseguest, too! The boys, including Ben,
I've already mentioned the lively social gathering we hosted here on Saturday night. What a
But, what I know you are all waiting to hear about is my favorite activity of the weekend: gardening! Yes, I can almost hear your astonished, yet admiring gasps of delight. I am nothing if not brimming with pleasant surprises!
As busy as I was hosting parties and maintaining our happy home, Those in the Know will not be too shocked to discover that I also performed miracles in the garden over the past few days. Yes, while others enjoyed the fruits of my domestic labours this weekend, I was putting my considerable talents to work outdoors in the garden as well!
The weather was absolutely gorgeous so remaining inside was obviously an intolerable prospect. Sure, it was fine for Scott (who had a lot of work to do anyway- see above), but a woman of my artistic (yet amazingly stable) temperament must have a wider canvass upon which to create her magic. As soon as I had the situation in hand on the domestic front (with just a little guidance, my expertly reared children and excellent spouse are nearly as capable as Yours Truly at whipping our home into tip top shape, thanks to my
Well, it would have been sheer bliss if the Garden Center hadn't let down the side
Nevertheless, Those in the Know will surely anticipate that even the incompetence of the local Garden Center's management could not diminish my
There was an awkward moment after I returned when Scott's face turned an odd ruddy shade as his gaze ranged over my newly purchased tools and gloves. I really feel that it is a little insensitive of him to point out, however mildly, that I already have a cupboard out in the garage that is bursting with spades, pruning shears and gardening gloves. It is part of my Spring ritual to purchase
I spent the next several hours on Saturday and much of Sunday
I even returned to the Garden Center
Well, I could go on all day about my achievements in house and garden but I am a busy woman and have much more to accomplish before the sun goes down today!
Good Day to All!
Photo of the blue hydrangea flanked by the two "blushing bride" hydrangeas: (sure, they don't look like much now, but just wait a couple of months: this will be gorgeous!)