Tuesday, June 16, 2009


For some reason Monday made me feel like nesting! There have been quite a few projects around the house that I haven't gotten to for lack of time, money or energy. Or a combination thereof. Well today I figured it was now or never and if it wasn't now that meant I was stuck hanging out looking at the unfinished business I didn't finish while I'm off work. And who needs that?

So I planted my herb and veggie garden after going to buy the plants. I hadn't even gotten that far. That complete I "planted" my swamp. Which of course Donny immediately emptied and threw the plants on the ground, then I re-swamped. I put some wildflower seeds into a new bed the Mr. made along the garage. I know, they should've been planted a month ago. I guess we're living dangerously and they may or may not sprout. Something to look forward to. My mom had given me a few flats of moss roses a while back that I hadn't gotten planted when Dean's folks were here. Happily the mossies are a hardy bunch so into the ground they went today. Sunflower seeds planted...yes, yes I know. Too late.

The Mr. hung some grape lights around the deck that we have been holding on to since last year. They look very pretty and it isn't even dark out yet!

Inside I had some wall hangings that needed hanging so we hung. Three pictures of Dean's family that we got from his mom were framed and placed in the living room. Of course, we had no frames so a trip to Garden Ridge was required. Always a pleasure and there are many things a person finds there that a person didn't know they needed. Also picked up some extra throw pillows for the family room. Can't have enough pillows in the family room if you ask me. A few more things needed to go up; a rack for hanging bath robes in our bedroom, some baby pictures in the hallway.

By the end of the day we had purchased, planted or hung lettuce (3 kinds!), cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes (3 kinds as well!), Hungarian peppers, green peppers, cucumbers, chives, cilantro, parsley, basil, rosemary, raspberries, strawberries, sunflowers, moss roses, wildflowers, a picture of Dean as a little boy with his parents, picture of his grandparents as teenagers and of his dad and all of his brothers, pics of myself and my cousin Lisa as babies, a robe rack, water mint, calas (sp?), lily pads, grape lights and bird feeders. Not to mention general straightening and organizing mostly of the yard. Oh, and did I mention I got a fabulous-smelling potted Citronella?

All on a liquid diet!

Being that my home is where my heart beats best, I am happy to have spent the day tending to the place that I love best. Now, surgery aside, I can look forward to the next week soaking in all of God's blessings.

And replanting the swamp.


Margie said...

I try to look at as if you'll have flowers blooming longer! You can enjoy everyone elses and then yours will come up!

Mrs. Mac said...

I love to read about a sister that takes time to feather her nest. Hoping someone will make you a delish post op dinner :) I have been praying for you ... you will be fine resting in God's tender loving hands.

Stacy said...

I plan on bringing a meal to you....would you prefer Wednesday, or Thursday? Please, kindly, let me know, I will bring it regardless and I want you to have it when you NEED it!!
Also need to know if you have any dietary restrictions?

Please email me :


Praying for your peace and strength, comfort and healing, and the doctor's and nurse's wisdom, compassion and care for you!!