We have put in three square foot gardens, the first is my favorite despite the concrete jungle nature of it. The border of marigolds was just the thing to brighten things up, and, as they are a natural pest repellant - wahoo - two birds, one stone!
We are going to have the kids tend these gardens and hopefully learn a bit about caring for plants and growing veggies ... this should be a fun summer project for them!
Would someone PLEASE remind me that I am a redhead with fair skin and should not leave the house without a proper application of sunblock???
Really, three days out in the sun for extended periods of time ...
what was I thinking?
SUZE ORMAN I'M NOT
So ... June it is ... anyone else going to do this???
I am thinking of sweetening the deal and offering an apron to anyone who will join in on this with me, I will need some moral support!
Now, if I could just get a gig like Suze's!
Aren't they lovely?
I had to gather a few to enjoy inside the house, ahhhh!
I have recently reconnected with an old mission companion of mine ... here we are in Lerida, Spain, up in a watchtower of the old castle. We only served together for a month, but it was a fun one. I guess since we didn't have to work hard to get along we needed to go out and meet others that would be more of a challenge ... HA!
We have been so busy in the yard, that we have completely neglected our current home project. We were all fired up to get this done when we hit a bit of a snafu. We hired a man to texture the walls and, how do I say this, it was AWFUL! He came back and "fixed" his mistakes, but we are still not very pleased. So, it is up to us to sand down the walls until we can live with what is left and, truth be said, we are not very motivated to do this. Sanding is such a messy, thankless job. But, I really want this room back, so it really needs to happen!
LOST IN AUSTEN
And, finally, if I sound a little funny it is probably because I have spent the last two nights watching Lost in Austen on YouTube ... Thanks Linsey, for suggesting this, I just finished it up while I was downloading the videos that follow! Check it out if you are an Austen fan, it is kind of fun!
And finally, as I went to download the photos for this post, I noticed a few little surprises from the kids. They made my day.
Thing 1 Yodels:
Thing 2 Directs the Show ...
and I was a bit embarrassed to put this on as it shows what our house looked like for a few days after The Boy's birthday party
(please remember, we were busy in the garden, not in the home)
... but it is just so Thing 2, it had to go up!
The Boy Does His Thing:
And since there was no surprise video of The King,
And, I feel much better!