Cleaning house physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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More Planting

Time to finish up all the planting, or at least all that I am willing to do now. 

Here are some of the planter boxes by the lower deck.  I just had drip lines put in for them. However, the planters were flooding with too much water. Thus the drip lines are not in the planters right now.  

 I planted one big tomato plant. Look it already has baby tomatoes on it!

 And one cherry tomato plant.   Both tomato plants sit in full sun and will have to be hand watered every day. 

Then there are a couple of planters on the upper deck that will also have to be hand watered.    

 Because I cannot handle any heat at all, I was out planting at 6:00 in the morning. Glad that is done!!  At least until I think I need more flowers. 

Mommed Out-Part 3

After a lovely breakfast and then furniture moving, Daughter and I decided we needed something good for the soul. So off we headed to a local garden and conservatory. 

Since it is only mid-May, the big garden area is plain Jane right now. No color.   

However, the conservatory was open. I took so many pictures, that I combined them into a few collages. 


The cactus garden was a visual treat as many of the cacti were in bloom. 

We then wandered outside through the gardens. Every plant has an identifying nameplate so if you see something you like, you know what it is. This is what I want.   

The bumble bees were out in full force doing their job. Some were big fat buzzers.   

Afterwards, we went back to Daughter’s apartment. It was only 11:00. We both needed to do laundry so I told Daughter she could bring some of hers to my house and we could combine loads. 

With laundry in the works, we both settled down to read and nap the rest of the day. At some point I threw a peach-huckleberry pie in the oven. 

So there you have it; the mommed out adventures for 2015. It was as good as it gets. Thank you Daughter!❤️

Busy Weekend!

I had a very busy weekend, and my body–especially my knees–is in revolt mode.

My new bed is so comfy that I slept in a bit on Saturday. How nice was that!!
Earlier in the week, I received the new quilt I ordered from Amazon. It goes perfectly with the bedroom wall colors.

And then it was up to start laundry and hit the garden center to purchase some flowers for my little kitty cat planter.


Daughter has been sorting through her stuff (née junk). This required several trips to Goodwill. Someone will appreciate her past wardrobe items.

Then it was on to the grocery store. Oven-roasted turkey was on sale and after a taste-test, I bought some. So yummy, especially with avocado slices.

I came home and baked 2 angel food cakes, because it is strawberry season! There is nothing better than angel food cake, strawberries, and whip cream. I donated one to Daughter.

Dishes, more laundry, and preparing a little wedding brochure for a friend. And then bedtime and reading.

Today I got up early to plant the rest of the flowers I bought on Saturday. Then off to the pet store to stock up on kitty litter, food, and of course a little toy for the furry ones.

And since I have fresh litter, it’s the weekly change-out of litter in all 4 litter boxes. I hate that chore.

Do you remember Creamsicles?
While running around, I stopped at Arby’s to get something to drink. I was thrilled to see an orange cream milk shake. It tasted exactly like the old Creamsicles. Try it, you’ll like it.

Now that I was rejuvenated, I was able to squeeze in another load or 2 of laundry, vacuuming, and a little nap somewhere in there, and I am done for the weekend.

I need to recover by going to work on Monday.