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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Odds and Ends

Since today I have been forbidden to do any more weed chopping I am going to stay inside. I might even try to sew if my hands will work. I have always wanted to do a before and after. I wanted to show you the before and after from the other day.

Here is the before:


I didn't get to start it Monday like I thought I decided to start at the front and work my way back so on Monday I did this:
Then I did this as I worked my way to the house.
So on Tuesday I made it down the side in the upper photos. I had no idea it was as weedy as it was and it did almost eat my lunch. I did a bit of work in the morning from 7:30 to 9:00 and then I had to do school. So afterwards at 1:00 I started again and finally got back in the house at 4:00 and I had to cook dinner. Today I am a bit rummy.

My next project is this one:

We are going to start getting the flowerbeds ready for flowers and see all of that railing around the porch? That is next on the list of  things to get done. All of the sanding and repainting. Somewhere in there I have to paint the eves on the house. I told my husband that after we are all finished it might be a good time to put it the house up for sale. He didn't like that much. I don't think I do either but it would be a good time to do it.

I have a rug I finished but I haven't got it bound yet. My hands are so tired at night I can't hold a needle. I thought I would show you it before February is over. It is a design by Polly Minick. I changed it a bit from her original design.
I have always wanted to do just a red and white rug. This one was very nice to work on but now it is time to stop with hearts. For awhile.

My son is always talking about this word: Synchronicity which means:
the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality —used especially in the psychology of C. G. Jung  

So now because he is always talking about it things do happen  a lot. My son started Kon Tiki this week. One of the kids favorite books has been Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl. I know I have read it out loud to them at least three times and I enjoy it every time and I know they have all read it to themselves. So imagine to my delight when I saw that in April the movie is coming out of Kon Tiki. It looks pretty good I just hope they stayed with the book and didn't Hollywoodise it.
But that is a good example of Synchronicity. I think it will be a good day to not do school and go to the movies.

Anyway it is just odds and ends today. I got some more of that wonderful floor cleaner from my son I would like to scrub some more but we will see how I feel after school.

I hope you have a very nice Wednesday.

P.S. You know why I am working like this right? Since I can't loose weight by dieting I am trying to work it off so I can wear this sexy red dress to the wedding. :) So at least I will be in shape, and yes, I know round is a shape, but well you know. Pictures and everything. :)


  1. you're so cute. i bet you're sore from all that weed hoeing! yikes! i like your cute rug, too.

  2. They're making a movie of Kon Tiki?? I hope they don't ruin it! It was, like, the best adventure story because of all the crazy stuff that happened!

    I hope you get lots of rest today. I'm glad you've been forbidden to chop weeds. :-)

  3. Boy, I hate to even think about weeds. With all the rain we have had we will have a bunch, but they are green, so that gives this desert some color.

  4. Haha, who forbade you? Dad? Good. You go to crazy and always get sick. No dress is worth it! You can't be sick for a wedding. Your heart rug looks very nice!

  5. Ohhh you've been working soooo hard and I'm feeling so lethargic even though spring's coming.
    I loved seeing your yard and house.
    Take care!

  6. Oh my, you make me tired, just reading about all you did. It looks great! I know you have lots to do for the wedding, but I hope you get a chance to prop up your feet for just a little while!

  7. You did a great job clearing weeds. WOW what a difference!

  8. Ahh, there is a method to your "weed madness" LOL You will look great no matter what. Maybe you should buy a couple of goats instead of killing yourself weeding. Just tie them to the fence and move them every few hours. Just trying to be helpful :)
    Very cute rug by the way!

  9. Just reading this made me tired! Love the rug and will have to look for that movie..I haven't heard of the book, but if you like it, I am sure I will! :-)

  10. Oh, Kim! You made me laugh with your P.S.:-) You are working very hard. Surely there will be a reward at the scale.

    xo Nellie

  11. Oh my, I'm sore just reading about all you've been doing. It will all be worth it ... especially when you fit into that sexy red dress! ;-)

  12. It's a good thing you are being obedient! Goodness that looks like a lot of work! Looking soo good though. All the painting and the fresh flowers and all will just be a stun I am sure. Love the rug!

  13. Is your back hurting? My that is a bit of work, but good kind of work. I bet you sleep well at night. Think how nicely your new dress is going to fit, who's that sexy lady in the red dress! LOL...I had no idea there was a movie in the works regarding Thor Heyerdalh, very exciting...well we are in the midst of another snowstorm, I need to snowblow yet again!!!Have a good evening, Julie.

  14. Since I'm not one to knock myself out working outside, I think I'll buy a few things to cover our weeds. Perhaps a car cover, a few of those outdoor furniture covers, heck- a tarp. I'll just cover everything and no one will see our weeds.:)
    Mother of the Brides wear sexy red dresses? Wow! I thought they wore something subdued and old. You go get em, girl!!!

  15. Your yard is looking wonderful and your house is so lovely too. I can't believe all the weeding you did. Know wonder your hands hurt but just think how toned your arms will be from all the weed pulling.

  16. oh my gosh...I get tired just reading about your days! But, good for you!

  17. Round is a shape---hahahahaha! Indeed it is. You are so funny. I know you'll look lovely in the wedding pictures! You could outwork me in a skinny minute. :) However, if I tried to keep up with you, I'd get thin too and wear a sexy red dress myself. If it didn't kill me. LOL


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