Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hidey Hoe Neighbor! How Goes Thou Summer?


I made lots of jelly...It's still sitting on the hutch in my dining room along with a pile of Archies I need to carry to the attic and swap out for a new stack for the girls to read...

I have to make more jelly with this juice still sitting in my fridge, taking up precious room in an already overcrowded space...


We started painting the house. We are basically done except this one stretch over my daughter's window...


Please don't tell my brother in law that we have yet to finish after he drove 5 hours to get here and help us get the majority done...


We (meaning Studmuffin) tore out a yucky flower bed that Holly had torn up. He then prepped the ground and I helped him put in the flagstone and sweep in some crushed granite between...Notice I've neglected to scoop that last pile of granite...


We made a fire pit...Okay, Studmuffin made a fire pit...He's going to take small pieces of flagstone to fasten on the top to make it, I don't know what it's supposed to make it, but it's sure to be great!
However, we have yet to finish this particular project...


I planted a garden. A garden I have no time or energy for. Therefore, it is sad and neglected. And full of weeds. I'm asking myself why I planted a garden. And, we had record rain and high winds, which gave my tomatoes fungus and blew what blooms were there off. I did pull off the dead leaves, but I don't know if they'll recover...

I'm sick of squash.


On a lighter note, the girls have accomplished a lot this summer...Popcorn's hair went from sandy blond to green and is now a lovely honey color...


Bookworm turns 10 Saturday. She has big plans for her party. The theme is Survivor. I say the mother who survives this party that will follow a week of her mother in law in ICU without losing her temper will be the greatest survivor...

6 comments:

Dawn said...

At first I was afraid, I was petrified.....Kept thinking I would never live without you by my side...You will survive! I thought studmuffin was going to till the weeds of the garden in his spare time???

Andi said...

Yeah. That's what he told me would happen...Seems he doesn't have spare time...You will notice he tilled around the tomatoes and tilled up where the potatoes, onions, and now dead green beans were. That's something!

Freckled Hen said...

Your house is pretty! Happy early birthday to your girl--I like the theme!

Paulette said...

As always, hang in there... I too am suffering from burn out but I think it is due to the heat and seeking clients. Ah well, at least this too shall pass. My daughter spoiled me tonight with a pedicure and two foot massages!

Again, moods pass, thank God.

Hugs!

Taylor said...

Lovely house, my darling!

Now go make some jelly!!

Anonymous said...

I like how the paint turned out. Also like the flagstone under the grill. Good Job!
Bryan