I was struggling to think of anything to say in a post this week. Seems like I am always saying the same thing. I work too much, I don't have time for anything and well nothing is new. But then I took a look around and realized I do have some new things to chat about. Last week I bought this brand new hibiscus tree. The flowers are not as dramatic as my other hibiscus but I do think they are pretty with their ruffly petals. I planted this outside in a pot that I am keeping off the ground with bricks to make it taller so the deer don't eat it. Deer LOVE hibiscus plants! So far, so good.
Last weekend I took out my dead annuals and planted more plants. My oldest helped me to mulch, cut down dead limbs and trim a huge white bird of paradise tree in front of my house. Today he trimmed two small palm trees and pulled out dead azalea bushes. He will plant new ones tomorrow. He really is such a big help.
We are right in the middle of gardenia season here at my house. I have a row of bushes and one huge bush in my backyard. My outside area smells so wonderful I wish I could bottle it up and send it to you.
The boys have been up to their usual antics. They chewed up the corner of my family room carpet this week. So glad I had decided not to get a new one for a while. My oldest and I had to move it around so the chewed up edge is under the sofa. They are still puppies after all!
I started a new project, well an old one I have restarted. This is the Longline Cardigan made with beautiful Malabrigo Twist. I won this yarn from Eat Sleep Knit several years ago when I had a scratch off card for $100 dollars! Whoop, whoop! I spent it all on this yarn but have not had a great pattern to use with it. I did try this cardigan a year or so ago but when I decreased as stated it screwed up the pattern. This time I am simply not decreasing until I get to the underarms so I can keep the pattern in line.
Every time I go on an elevator I have to take a picture of it for Little Buddy. Of course the people in the elevator ask me what I am doing. I went to my neurologist on Thursday to get my round of shots for my headaches and rode up to the fourth floor on this baby. This is a Thyssenkrupp elevator and if you would like to know all about them or any other elevator just give Little Buddy a call. By the way Elisha Otis is the inventor of the device that prevents an elevator from falling. We can all be thankful for him when we are inside one.
And here is my darling boy actually looking at elevator videos on his iPad this week. He looks so much older to me these days. Gone is the toddler face and even the little boy face. He is going to be 8 very soon and won't let me keep him at 7 even if I really want him to stay just like he is. Still he is very innocent, likes very simple shows to watch, no fighting or meanness. He still loves to be teased in the simplest of ways, like me pretending he is the pig we are reading about, or that I can't find him under his covers in the morning. He is just darling and loved so much.
Okay, my friends I miss you all. I hope to visit you soon.