Well, today I FINALLY felt up to getting things done around here. Yesterday, I had to get out of this house after being rather laid up with this cold for an entire week. The sun was shining and I knew just a half hour drive down the road I would find green grass showing instead of the infernal white stuff out my windows. I am already craving warm weather and my flower garden which I will not see for a good 2 or more months. So on my little trek to warmer climes (it was a balmy 52 degrees with glorious sunshine there) I stopped in at a garden center and picked up some seed starting mix. I have loads of flower seeds to start to fill my summer garden. Like some of these Peaches and Cream Hollyhocks
And some Crazy daisys that I hope are as frizzily as these ones are.
So I wandered the garden center savoring the spring scents of stock and violas while basking in the suns warmth for as long as I pleased. I found some sweet pea seeds to add to my collection and some yellow sticky traps to rid my house of the fungus gnat infestation we have been inundated with. I bought some plants at a big box store and I think they tagged along with their buddies some mealy bugs. Yikes!
I stayed as long as I like then headed back home with a quick run through the grocery store. After that I did not accomplish much, I was more than spent after that little jaunt. I am so not used to giving out so early in the day but it must have been the residuals of the cold.
Today I was back to normal other than the raspy voice. I helped de-ice the front steps (no small task), cut the legs for my console table, sanded down a gate type sign I am making for our home and repainted it (I did not like the shade of blue I started with) then I potted up 12 different type flower seeds and set them up on their growing racks. I will have to post some photos of that set up soon. It works quite well. And now I am ready to relax with my hubby, content that I accomplished quite a bit of my "to do" list. I did fit a bit of cooking and cleaning in there as well.
one of my favorite English roses "Jubilee Celebration"