Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sunday, Another day in paradise.....

     It is beautiful out right now and I am itching to go and walk the bridges.  We had a lovely day in the mountains yesterday, even though it was overcast and a little rainy.  We did not get as much hiking done, but still got out.  We drove to Elk city and had a soft serve huckleberry ice cream cone.  So good.  We looked at a couple of properties, but neither one was really suitable.  Maybe if I was younger.  I have to be realistic that I don't have the stamina for the yard work I used to do, no matter how beautiful the yard is at a new place.

     We came home and I fed my Lil sis's cats, and took a long walk.  It was a nice day but I did not get much done and I don't even care.

     Hub's gets his pancakes for breakfast and I am doing a stir fry tonight with left over steak.  Maybe later to day I will go out and plant flowers in my wheel barrow.  The water is getting turned on tomorrow for our garden so we can finally plant.

     Most of my seedlings are up and they need to be transplanted.  I do have to get some curtains sewn up today but they are small and won't take long.  I hate curtains.  They are for a neighbor, so I will quickly get them done and get it over with.  I am still waiting on elastic for masks.

     Have a peaceful and restful Sabbath.

Kim

15 comments:

  1. I hate country curtains. You do remember those? So many ruffles! I refused to make them for anyone because I hated the look, not the work. They would have made money for me, but it was a distasteful task.

    When you move you cannot handle so much yard work. Right? Why not limit the area you work on. If the yard is huge, put most of it into large shrubs like camellias or azalea that need no work beyond the initial planting. Or have a nice green wall of other shrubs. Then, put in the limited "decorated" space. And, limit the annuals. I love bulbs because every spring I have instant flowers. I do buy one annual--wave petunias. I even had those reseed one spring. Plan how much yard work you can realistically handle, then sit and enjoy it.

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  2. Your day sounds lovely. Glad you are able to get out and about a little.
    Have a nice evening.

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  3. I wish we had just planted trees and not worried about anything putzy. We need to dig out all our shrubs, and put new in, and new rock. For the yeard, I just want hubs to put grass seed down and let most of the yard just renew to grass, and let the someday new owners do their own thing with a blank slate.

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    1. Yards are so much work. I do love yard work but it seems to never end. Shrubs can get really overgrown and nasty. I had to pull out so many of them when we moved in here 20 years ago.

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  4. In our 60s looking at the ability in the 70s... doing semi dwarf fruit trees, some will remain in pots. Doing bulbs for spring and fall. Annuals go in pots that I can handle. Definitely over did it Saturday working at putting in the gardens... won't be as bad next year as the work will be cut in half with all being either pots or sq ft above ground gardens.

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    1. It is easy to overdo, when you are out in the yard. All that bending and lifting ugh!

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  5. Hi Kim. I totally get the yard work piece. After my husband spent two months in the hospital two and a half years ago, we started looking for a place with less of a yard. We moved into a great town house with a park-like yard that someone else takes care of. We have a nice container garden on the back patio. Works for us right now. Hope the week ahead is a good one for you.

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    1. That is an option but the Hoa's here become out of control so I am trying to avoid that if possible.

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  6. So glad you were able to gt out and do a little bit of hiking, Kim. I am loving these cool days and just love to sit outside and watch the cats. Yesterday was lovely weather to do just that.

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    1. It was beautiful here and I took a long, walk.

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