I’ve been a bad blogger for the last couple weeks, it seems that everything has just gotten away from me.
Work has been especially brutal with some really long days and lots of miles, golf league has started, and I’ve been desperately trying to get some landscaping done around the yard before it gets out of hand.
(think this is out of hand yet?)
Add to that Sandy recovering from surgery, and trying to keep Katy from fleeing the coop.
(Oh yes, again! Three times so far, but who’s counting?)
I’m just full of excuses for not blogging, aren’t I?
I’m actually embarrassed at my lack of creativity these past weeks. No projects being done here, unless you can call digging out an overgrown flower garden and starting over a project. Does that count?
This is a before of the garden in question. See how dense the growth is? Every year I think I can just weed it and make it look ok, and every year it looks like a jungle by mid-summer!
Don’t hold your breath waiting for the after, I haven’t taken it yet. (but it IS done, I promise)
Every possible spare moment is being spent trying to get ready for summer.
We had to replace the gazebo this year,
and the outdoor kitchen had some serious issues with the elements over the winter…
(I’m currently studying up on how to make a poured concrete countertop)
Many have written to ask how Sandy is doing since her surgery.
Thank you so much for your interest.
She had her stitches removed last Monday and the vet was super thrilled with her progress.
We’ve got the go ahead to take her on 2 walks a day to start building up her strength.
Still no off-leash play, and we will have to keep her from all running and jumping until September.
Meanwhile, the greyhounds are wondering what all the fuss is about.
Here they are lounging in the middle of the living room floor, looking for all the world like a salt and pepper set.
I couldn’t resist taking this photo, they were just too cute!
I’ve been cleaning up the yard, making way for new yard art.
See all my old goodies that went to the curb?
Happily all of them were picked up by fellow curb shoppers.
The fence flag was the first to get picked up.
I was a little sad to get rid of it, but two years was enough for me. Time to change things up.
Oh, and one more thing, we are having the house painted finally, and I’m stressing over color choices!
Here’s a photo of the front of the house from 2 summers ago. Hopefully it will look totally different in a couple of weeks.
I thought I had my colors all picked, but when I met with the painter he made some very interesting points.
So back to the drawing board, but I’ll save that for another blog post.
So that’s what’s going on in my little corner of the world.
I hope you all are doing well, can’t wait to get some time to visit with you again.