Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday - all day

I challenged myself to drive to the Walmart to shop for some necessary items.  I was in the store walking for about an hour.   When I got home I knew I had pushed myself but I was OK.
I  was able to finish re-potting the planters damaged by the hail last summer.  Now I have a room full of plants ready to be released to the deck.  Now we have to wait for warmer air.
Vince worked on the raised beds as he wants to be finished by Tuesday night so he is ready for the Sandostatin injection by the oncologist onWednesday.  The beds look so awesome and it is such an improvement.
I spent some time this afternoon knitting on "the gift".  It is so relaxing for me even though the needles are size 3.  It grows very slowly however.
I was able to find some adhesive so I could bond a small glass dish and an old vase to create a soirĂ©e of water for birds and butterflies. I will place the piece in one of my planters.  I will take a picture when everything is moved to the deck.
Spent a little time Pinterest as well.  Just gets my creative juices going!  Last year I painted clay pots and bonded those together for added color to the yard.  I gave those a shot of paint today.  All in all I didn't feel like I got much done but it seems to have added up.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Fireplace on and spring cleaning the sun porch

I can't believe how such a pleasant little room can get so nasty.  Go figure as plants drop leaves, pets reside here in the sunny windows and dust just multiplies if ignored.  So I am spending my feet time today in this room.  I have the gas fireplace blazing and some Josh Groban crooning to help me focus on the finished product.
Vince is outside again for his therapeutic activity.  He put the solid paver top row on the western of the three beds.  It looks amazing!  He had an uncle who was a mason and built at least two beautiful churches, one in Spearfish and one in Rapd City, South Dakota.  I think Vince has it in is genes.
My knees have told me it is time for ice and elevation.  Now I get to read snout what my blogger friends are doing.  Will attach a beautiful maple table Vince made for me.  Two old tangle leaves someone had painted found in a garage and given to him.  The base has a story!  My "little sister" (story for another day) found he base in an alley dumpster and stored it in her garage for a couple of years .  She took it to Restore and while visiting her last summer I found it in the Restore store.  Not having any idea of anything she walked up and asked why I was holding it.  I said I am going to buy it and we giggled for over an hour about OUR great taste.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Oh my where do I begin

Having a good start on my second total knee replacement gives me significant time on ice thinking about what I would if I could be doing.  I get up and advance a plan only to have to sit again and ice for awhile.  The Dr. said I was doing remarkedly well and he was impressed.  I left his office yesterday with 30 less staples.
This is the time of year when I re-pot and re-virtualized my plants inside so that some can move back outside.  I plan e-mail my lifelong friend Jane about some herb planting.  She has a phenomenal blog called Thyme for Herbs.  I have some magic way of killing herbs and I am convinced this year I can have some in containers on the deck.
Vince has decided to give his raised beds total wall replacements. First we laid green timbers and when those began to give we started stacking bricks but now he has ripped all out, laid footings and is putting the bricks itch mortar so we no longer have soil leaching out.  It is looking so great.  Kevin has been helping him and it is a blessing to see Vince pushing himself.
I have not been doing much quilting as I cannot sit at the machine for long at a time.  I have lots of UFOs that haunt me.  My friend Sara is one who sets goals and accomplishes wonders.  I have a delightful knitting project started for an autumn birthday.  Since it is on size 3 needles I keep working as I recuperate.  I love the colors in it.
It is delightful to see a blue sky, hear the birdsong, and finally have no snow.  I will try to attach a picture of raised beds.  Have to learn how to do that.