Get a beverage peeps!
Everything's been all right in my little corner of the world............
Thanks for the emails etc.! You know who you are!
This will be a picture heavy post (of course it will)!
I'll show you the card I made for Saturday then you can quit reading if you're so inclined!
This is the MOTB, we've been friends for over 40 years.
She always says, "I can't believe you're THAT old!"
I planted the potatoes in the garden before I hurried to that wedding 100 miles away!
Now we're backing up to where I left off.
I'll try to be a better blogger!
I just have to MAKE TIME for it like I do for everything else!
Shadow had to go for her shots, so we got her a hair cut (Professional, and a Pet-acure)!
She REALLY likes it!
Except for about 3 nights right after she had it done,
I had to plug her bed back in cause it got down to -16!
Here she's smiling, cause we're going to do one of her favorite jobs!
Ray had dumped some dry wood over by the fire pit, so I drug the wood splitter over there!
It's under the tarp, it keeps raining; not enough to make me quit though!
On my way to work one morning there were 100's of snow geese in a field!
2 weeks ago, there were no leaves on the trees!
This was Mother's Day!
All I wanted were leaves!
The kids got my some gorgeous jewellry!
I'm a sucker for necklaces & bracelets.....
it's left over from my days at the OFH!
Vanessa was home on Mother's Day, so Ray took us for breakfast at a community hall.
Rural area, lots of different halls & organizations!
It was wonderful.
Then Vanessa & I had a date to see the twins!
I'm dying here;
see the smirk on the big sisters face!?
Every time someone pointed a camera in her direction, her finger would go in her nose!
Case in point!
A week ago I had it in my head to build a flower bed for my perennials that were in the ground and hating it!
We have GUMBO for dirt.
When I google Gumbo + dirt, I still get the stew!
So I found this blog post!
Of course Ray's busy!
He got out the power tool & set it up for me!
I shopped at Rodneys'; he has a sawmill about 3 miles from here.
Ray brought the trailer, and we loaded up 14 rough 4" X 6" X 16.5' boards.
I of course, must have lived in Texas in a previous life; I decided this flower bed would be 4' X 20"!
This is one layer on top of my treated 4" x 4"!
Next time you're at the lumber store, just swing by the lumber, see if they have any 4" X 6"s.
They'll probably only be 12' long...........try to pick one up!
This was my project Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday after work last week.
I'll tell you now, I missed every season finale of the few shows I watch!
Anyhoo, Ray had also got out some nails and a hammer.
Hahahaha, I put those away & got out the drill, and found long screws!
I also had the lumber yard cut me 14 pieces of 30" rebar to pound into the box so it stays put!
Ray managed to get me the dirt hauled last night waaaay past my bedtime.
I was outside until 11:30.
I made him park the tractor close with the 3rd bucket full, so I could shovel it in this morning!
I'm hiring a kid next time!
I was outside early, with my coffee, I wanted to work in the shade.
I was finished by noon!
Had my poor peonies, lilies, columbines all dug up out of the gumbo & planted in their new home.
Then I planted whatever didn't get planted yesterday in their appropriate spots!
I also mowed grass today, not all of it, but an hour or 2 worth.
I also whippersnipped, but FYI, I only did the front!
I was exhausted, and came in about 4:00, had a jacuzzi, and a nap, now it's pretty close to bed time!
I'm a hurtin' unit!
Ray will dump the dirt that's left in the bucket by the sand pile, so it can be covered.....cats people!
We have cats!
160 acres, and they have to go in the gardens, flower beds...........
I drove the handi van last week for the community, and will again this Thursday!
Avon's changing things, so I've had to do webinars, watch videos, etc.
I'm ok with that though, change is good!
Hope you're all well!
Talk to ya later!
Ta ta for now!