We woke up late this morning. I do not like waking up late but waking up late on a Monday just seems like I am behind all week. I decided before I tackled every thing on my list, I would just go for a walk. Taking a walk always puts my life in perspective. No matter how agitated I might feel, once I get out into the cold crisp air, the smell of the spring on the air and listen to the birds singing in the tree it always improves my state of mind. This weekend we were busy. When we had the first wedding here, Meg's grandma planted all of these planter boxes with flowers. They added so much to the wedding. We went over to Ben and Meg's house to get them yesterday.
Aren't they nice? We got them filled with potting soil, but we are still having frost so it is too early to put our seedlings we have growing into them right now.
While we were there, one of my grandsons asked me to pick him up. I did and as I was holding him he said,
" Grandma, are you short?" I said yes, I am why?" He said, " Because when you picked me up I didn't go up very high." I laughed about it all day.
I know you can't see very well but my hubby's planted his ninth row of trees for Bonsai yesterday.
We were talking about it and I asked, " have you thought about how hard it is going to be to dig out
those trees when you want to re-pot them for Bonsai." I felt like I had just told a little kid there was no Santa Clause. He looked at me sort of stunned. I felt really bad about it. He has been so excited about how big the bases get when you plant them in the ground, we both were because he has some that are getting really nice shape to them. He grafted 5 trees this weekend too.
He got my garden plowed for me. This is it. I know it looks big in the picture but it really is tiny.
He dug two holes so I can have big trees in the middle of each one. He hit hard pan so we have to
keep filling the holes with water until he can break through. Each plot is about 12x12 which isn't very
big but considering I wasn't going to have one at all it will be nice.
This is the biggest section, which I may just put my sunflowers and my pumpkins. I haven't sat and
drew out a plan yet. All our berries are doing very well this year.
I thought I would show you today's project. When it gets warmer this afternoon, I am going to clean this all up. I can't believe all of the weeds but if I get it cleaned today it won't be so hard.Later.
I just had to take a picture of this tree, it has the prettiest, twistiest branches. I think it is so pretty and I have no clue what it is called. It gets the nicest pink blooms on it and it blooms all summer.
The almond tree is starting to bloom. The almonds always bloom first. In our old house we lived by almond orchards. They were the most gorgeous things in the spring. I need to remember to go back and take a picture when they are blooming.
Well that is my Monday, after school, after laundry, after vacuuming, I get to chop weeds, just before I fix dinner. One thing this time of year, I don't have trouble sleeping.
I ran across this picture today. This was Emilie when she was small. I was walking in the pasture crying about it. I can't look at anymore old pictures for awhile. Just like don't watch movies like Toy Story 3 while your daughter is having a baby in the hospital with your other grand babies on your lap.. Don't watch The Odd Life of Timothy Green.
I cried the whole dang movie. I think until after the wedding I have to watch things like violent action movies. movies with guns and nothing like I normally watch.
I still have that stuffed rabbit out in the toy boxes in my shed. Life happens too fast. Her birthday is next week.
I wish I could still get her stuffed animals. :) Okay, stopping now,
Have a great week!!