Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Still alive...

Let me start by saying no I haven't disappeared or fallen off the ends of the earth. :)  Just so busy for a while there that my head was virtually spinning! It was a good kinda spin.... folks in town for a visit, eldest graduated, major clean up in the house prior to the visit, sewing projects which I can't show at this time but I am so excited about, project making, pillows galore, cooking for teen boys, wedding, bum foot which I can finally walk on pain free, woo hoo!  pergola building. ground tilling. garden planting.  That said it is summer and we are off to a roaring start... or maybe I should say we were off to a roaring start but now life is starting to settle into that laid back summer routine.  Did you notice I didn't say lazy?  Because we are NEVER lazy here...nope, not at all. ha ha!

I promised I would not make a big deal about graduation here so I will simply say I am so proud of our eldest!  He is a fine young man and has such grand aspirations in life.  In a few short months he will be heading off on his own out to the west coast for USMC bootcamp where he will start a whole new life.  Until then he is helping out at home, seeking employment which is pretty hard to come by in our area especially since there is a 10 day missions trip to the Bronx he is involved in, and enjoying a bit of leisure as well.

The weather has been gorgeous!  So we are working around the place.... the new pergola went up. The grass is growing like mad and needs mown again.  Yes this is how the back deck looks like most of the time so we are working on prettying it up a bit and organizing it.

Out front we have this going on.  Yes I know it looks like we have lovely things growing between the pavers but in all honesty it is just weeds.  Soon wooly moss, elfin moss and sedum will grace this area as a means of softening it up a bit.

I've also been picking large bouquets of lavender to grace our home!  I love it!

The thyme and lilies seem to be trying to take over the area... I see a few haircuts in the works. In fact that is what I am off to do in a few minutes since it is still so nice out.
The front garden is need of a little work... so these will make great before shots because it really brought home the fact that we are desperately in need of color.... and need to find a new home for the hose.

Any suggestions?  

Well I am off to tame the wilds!  And see what we can dig up around these here parts in an effort to add a bit of beauty and whimsy to our outdoor spaces.

Have a great day!


  1. Since the thyme and lavender are so happy there, I'd say it's the perfect spot for more Mediterranean herbs...looks like things like oregano etc would do very well there as well!

  2. We put our hose in a giant terracotta planter. It would coil in and out nicely and looked pretty when it wasn't in use :)