Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Vacation's Over

I took most of the last two weeks off of work while my mother was visiting. Despite it raining 25 of the last 30 days or so, we still got quite a bit accomplished. My mother organized my shed, helped me donate things to the local Habitat Re-Store, made my kitchen spotless, and planted many many things. All while helping me focus on getting important house winterizing things done and carrying a lot of wood to the woodshed. I feel caught up, for the moment. It was nice to have someone else around.

But now she's gone back to her house and I'm back to work. Sigh.

Here's what I picked the other day. New plants learned - birdsfoot trefoil and yarrow! (at least I think..)


  1. Don't you just love that feeling of being "caught up?" Why, oh, why can't it last longer than it does?? Sort of like when you have the whole house clean and it just feels so good. But the next day, you start seeing the beginning of clutter, dust, and dog hair blowing across the floor.

    Your bouquets are bee-yew-tiful! I adore flowers in the house. My mother-in-law never wanted flowers in the house; she said she'd rather enjoy them in their natural state out-of-doors but I couldn't understand that. Oh well, each to their own!

  2. It really is nice to be caught up, however briefly. I took a "break" after she left (a whole day ago), and now the dishes are stacking up in the sink. Break over!

    I always thought flowers from the store were too expensive. These are free!

  3. I love flowers in the house so much that I've been known to bring in dandelions in the spring because there's nothing else out there! But you're right, store bought flowers are outta budget range. I've always said if I were rich, that would be an extravagance for me . . . to have flowers for the house in the winter! (In every room!)

  4. When I lived in Washington DC I frequently shopped at the local Whole Foods market ($$$). It was totally surprising how many DCers spend $$$$$ on flowers. It's as close to nature as most of them are going to get!