Monday, April 8, 2013
The Weekend Wrap-up
This weekend was certainly 180 degrees different than last weekend. We were busy, but it was a relaxed sort of busy.
Friday was a nice day … warmer (although not quite as warm as I would have liked) and sunny, so DH and I took a walkabout through the yard, looking for signs of spring, which we found everywhere! I literally squealed when I saw that my hostas were up (don’t forget that you can click on the photos for larger images).Ignore the sorry mulch (what’s left of it) in my beds … refreshing our mulch is on my to-do list. We also found a now-deserted rabbit’s nest. Friday afternoon/evening was a sports doubleheader at Chez Nana. The Cardinals played in San Francisco … and alas, they lost. Just after the baseball game was over, the Blues played Columbus … and thankfully, they won. I got a good bit of quilting done while watching the games.
We had a productive Saturday morning … I washed the inside of the window above our sink (only because I just couldn’t stand it any longer) which led to washing the slider and the storm door. It might have led to washing all our windows, but thankfully I came to my senses and put that off (until I can find someone who’ll come do them for me … and clean our blinds while they’re at it – ha!). I got caught up on laundry, and DH and I got out and worked in the yard, which led to mowing the grass … not all the lawn needed mowing, but most of it did. We had an afternoon/evening sports tripleheader. We watched the Cardinals exact some revenge on the Giants and then watched both of the NCAA men’s semi-finals. I took advantage of the TV time to do a little more quilting … I’ve finished quilting the body and the inner borders – I’m now quilting the order border.
After church Sunday, it was so pleasant that DH and I took another walkabout around the yard. Wow! How things had changed in the last 48 hours! Our hostas are double the size they were Friday morning, my ajuga ground cover is greening up, and my day lilies are up.Of course, we saw a few other signs of spring, including this:That’s definitely one sign of spring that I could do without! But alas, our lawn is showing plenty of evidence of the stress it went through with the heat and drought last summer. The weather certainly let us know that spring has arrived … it was another warm day … warm enough (in the upper 70’s) that I actually opened the slider until late afternoon when it started to cool off a little.
We had another sports doubleheader on Sunday … the Blues defeated the Red Wings, and just after that game ended, the Cardinals wrapped up their series with the Giants with a resounding victory (let’s hope they saved up a few runs for today’s home opener ). As with Friday and Saturday, I took advantage of the TV viewing to do some more quilting … I’ve got well over a quarter of the outer border quilted.
We got notification that our application for a plot at the community garden has been approved. DH and I spent a good bit of the weekend planning our garden. We should be able to get to work in the garden this week, so we’ll get some onions in the ground right away … most everything else will have to wait until the risk of frost has passed and the ground has warmed up adequately … early May, right before we leave for Florida.