Sunday, March 11, 2007

It's Garden Time

The sound of rain is so soothing to me. It has been raining all day. This is a very strange thing for our city. It never rains here. I honestly cannot remember the last day like the marvelous one we are having today.

The rain is much needed. We have started our "spring break" project, the garden. We are planning on planting vegetables tomorrow. The kids worked so hard yesterday digging, tilling, and more sweating than they thought they could handle. It was very rewarding for them to see the "almost" finished product. Please pray that our vegetables actually grow.

We are also redoing our back patio. I have been browsing antique stores and flea markets for "good finds" a lot in the last couple of weeks. I am happy to report that I found some great junk that will make our back patio a comfortable place to be. I will post pictures of that later this week when I am farther along in the project. I think I spent all of $50 for a table and four chairs. After some fresh paint and creative love they will be amazing. I planted (in pots) my favorite flowers. They are all white. I love white hydrangeas. It is amazing how they can lift the spirits of this weary one. I even bought some while in Belgium and carried them around all day. To have them was worth all the effort. I don't care if people thought (knew) I was weird.

A lot of work to be done this week. I am getting old. Instead of breaking out the bathing suit and heading to some crazy beach, I am planting a garden. My, my how time changes things. (I never went to the beach on spring break but the desire was ever present.)

What are your plans for Spring Break 07?


Karina said...

I miss having a garden ssoooooo bad!!! our yard here is way tooo small for one. Having the fresh stuff is awesome! Good luck with it.

Leigh Gray said...

Yeah - a garden in texas is tough!!! You must have amgical green thumb. Great seeing your kids. Beautiful family!!!!!!!!!