This has been a nice weekend to just catch my breath. With all that has been happening around here I feel like I have been going full speed for way too long. Mr. 20 year old and my husband departed Friday afternoon for Columbus. My son to go back to school, and my husband to go to a conference for work. While I miss them both the quiet has been nice. My teenager is having a bad allergy episode, so he has been quiet, mostly huddled up in his room.
Last week the lovely man I hired to clean out my garden beds came and did a great job. What he accomplished in three hours would have taken me a day and a half. That left me time yesterday to get into my back flower bed and do some work. I hired the young girl next door to come play with Little Buddy, he was thrilled and so was I. I rearranged things, replanted plants and planted new ones. Hopefully this area will all look a lot better in a week or two, when things have grown a little..
While out in my back garden enjoying my time outside I took a look around. I replanted the tree below last year from a large pot it had been in for years. It grew very nicely, I think it was happy with the new arrangement.
Now it is a mess, the deer have been rubbing up against it, breaking off all of the lower branches.
They may be trying to loosen their antlers, but this is the wrong tree, it isn't that big or strong.
I finally finished something! It seems like so long since I got anything accomplished in the yarn department. A new crochet scarf made from the lovely Berroco Boboli Lace yarn I purchased in Columbus, when I went to see my son swim. Remember I tried the linen stitch scarf with this yarn and got no where fast. I went for something simple this time, 289 chains, half dc in each stitch, until I ran out of yarn. I used a size I hook and completed 13 rows in all. It is really long, but fun for wrapping and is very light weight.
Easy peasy and it looks a bit like the linen stitch if you ask me, and it took just a fraction of the time to complete. I think this may be going to my SIL who just lost her husband. I like to send her things now and again, and she loves blue. Not only did she lose her husband but also her MIL in two weeks. I think she deserves a little hug for her neck.
Today has been about clearing out my MIL's room at the assisted living place she had been staying at. I will show you some of the lovely things I brought home to keep here, in a few days. I have always had treasures from my husbands family here in my home, but these are really her treasures. It is nice to have bits of her around my house.
Thank you all for your generous and kind comments about Gracie's passing. She was truly amazing and a bit of a spitfire, I have alwyas wanted to be her when I grow up. I tried to reply to all of your comments, but if you are a no-reply blogger I was unable to do so personally. Just know that each and every word you said meant the world to me.
Today there was also a visit with my Mom, she is looking perkier, opening her eyes and looking at me, even if it was only briefly. There has been laundry, agave cupcakes in the oven and lots of time with Little Buddy, who is thankfully napping right now.
This boy has been pouting. I swear he misses his Grandma, he really loved her. I think he knows she is no longer here, I may be crazy but animals are far more sensitive to these kind of things than we know. And the one thing we know about Max is that he is extra sensitive. And then Max's biggest brother left along with his Dad. How much can a boy take? We have tried a bit of extra petting time but he still seems kind of sad. Poor Max.
How has your weekend been? I have been missing you.