Viewing Bettypauze's Garden Diary: June 16..time getting closer to th DG Sistah's 5th Annual Gathering
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Sure hope today is a productive day!!Made it to the cemetery to put a floral wreath on DH's tombstone, seems strange to see my name on it..got the shrubs trimmed, weeds pulled and home to garden.
I must have pulled an entire wheelbarrel of 'obedient' plants, you don't get much of a show for the size of plant. Very disappointed, my phlox of which I have many have the blight..could just sit down and cry!!!
Got a bit more of the grass cut, grandson Noah dropped by and helped me put the rail fencing that was delivered last week out behind the shed..kids got a kick out of me saying that making the fence is on 2013 Mother's Day to do list.
Had a nice visit, thought as a 13 year old Noah would have plans but no, he thought it would be nice to visit with grandma!
By the time he left I was able to repair the 'live' birdhouse roof and plant it, paint a side table for the muskoka chairs before leaving for supper.
Looking back at the weekend what was to be a work weekend ended up a family weekend.
Now I wait for Greg, my eldest to come and put hangers on back shed for the flowers...have them sitting on the ground waiting to be hung ..
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Saturday, full day ahead...mix of work and relaxation!With the gathering less than two weeks away I decide to mix a bit of work and relaxation in my day..up at 5:30am, Lordy what ever happened to sleeping in late like 8am. Lol
Decided if I want to make the visit of DG friends enjoyable for me as well, not worrying about cooking large meals while they are here would allow me to sit and enjoy my company..so I had best start cooking up some meals..spaghetti sauce is something I cook that actually tastes good (or so I think) providing I stick by the stove and don't decide to do other projects and burn the sauce.. Starting the sauce would not only provide one meal but give me the opportunity if I burned it to try again next week lol. While simmering it gave me time to clean a few corners inside..how do things get so dusty??
finally by noon sauce is cooling,soon ready for freezer..
Finally time to get into the gardens..gee whiz Louise, I so wanted phlox to be in bloom for the reunion but not to be..disappointing.
Although its humid I decide to cut grass, good 5 + hours so decided to listen to my boys and not do it all in one session..
Sat and mentally divided the yard in sections, after all I have all afternoon and evening to get it done.
8 sections, start with #1, so hot, sweat just pouring off my forehead, time to sit and have a glass of lemonade..bit of a sit down, listened to the birds singing, so quiet in the back yard.
Now for section 2, lots of garden furniture to move, cut and put back..now why did I not cook in heat of the day instead of early morning? Oh I remember, didn't want to wake the neighbors. Like this work a bit and sit a bit..boys would be proud of me. 2nd break getting a bit longer than the first infact thought it was a good ideation to get a few of my gardening magazines out and look at the pretty flowers. Really should get up and start #3 . hmmm is that a car I hear??
Here comes my daughter in law, bag foam for settee cushions and fabric..ahhh Mil (me) is sitting sipping on lemonade, that can only mean one thing, I have nothing to do!
Melanie started to sew. Since I got the bright idea to buy her a sewing machine a few years ago for Christmas..she is learning but not up to the project she so wants to do. Drats looked up at the gardens thinking of the grass/weeding but decide to help out..
Just into finishing settee /footstool pads that Ann drops in for a visit, visiting means she gets to watch us sew and not sit in the gardens..Melanie by now is excited seeing her project come together, sales lady didn't calculate properly and we are out of foam..it's 4pm , either we stop for the day or she has to run to Barrie Fabricland again, had been there earlier in the day, 45 minute drive, what to do,what to do?? Melanie gets a bright idea..if she goes to get foam why not get fabric for pillows..outdoor fabric I'd 1/2 price this weekend, off she goes with my car seeing as its cheaper than her high end vehicle. Lol
So I sew the cover for the chair while waiting for her to return..now 6:00pm, decide as Ann is here and Melanie soon to be home to take one of the containers of spaghetti for supper.. Delicious
Melanie arrives with fabric that matches main settee coverings..great choices..we eat, finish chair pad and it's 7:00pm..must be time to call it a night as Melanie is cleaning up the cutting table in craft room..Ann is leaving as well, I'm tired and I garden chores did not get done!! Just before Melanie leaves she says she is going home to check on the boys and will be back..back??? Tonight or another day?? Tonight..things went well, beautiful cushions, 4 in total..home she went, pleased as could be and I won't to bed knowing I now have MIL browny points. Ah well, tomorrow is another day, or so they say.
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