Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Break Day 4...I'm Pooped!

Thistle: picture taken in Palo Duro Canyon
The day started with an early morning shopping trip.  Ron and I went over to Wal-Mart (I only go there with Ron - I HATE that store) to get some mulch and some bedding plants.  I have been working on 1 of my two major goals for Spring Break; the front yard.  The flower beds were horribly overgrown because I haven't physically been able to work on them since surgery.  Leslie has offered several times to clean them up for me, but it is something I love to do and hated the thought of not being able to do it for myself.  I did let her help me some yesterday and it was fun to have the company.  She did a great job of digging out a nasty rose bush in the front yard.  I had gone to Lowe's and picked up a new shovel because Ryan broke my old one digging up shrubs at Leslie's house.  I also bought 4 bags of mulch and 2 flowers to fill in a couple of empty spots in the flower bed.  Leslie and I got the beds cleaned out yesterday afternoon, then when Ron got home we spread what mulch I had bought. Unfortunately, I am not a very good judge of how much to buy; hence the second trip this morning.
Instead of flowers, Ron and I bought a couple of pepper plants, some rosemary, and some cabbage plants.  I decided to skip the flowers for the front flower bed and put some vegetable plants out there.  Ron doesn't think they will do very well because they are next to the mailbox and when the neighborhood dogs are walked, that is where they tend to pee.  But I figured it was worth a try.
Yarrow: picture taken in Palo Duro Canyon
We worked on the yard until noon then grabbed some lunch before heading down to Austin to work at the Bishop's Storehouse.  We worked at the storehouse during the 1:00 - 5:00 shift and had a great time.  There are 2 super cute older missionary couples that are assigned there and they are wonderful people.  The patrons of the storehouse were so appreciative and we thoroughly enjoyed our day.

Cactus: picture taken in Palo Duro Canyon
Tomorrow I hope to clean out the flower beds on the side of the house and then spend the afternoon with my parents.  To some people these posts may sound rather dull and unexciting.  For me, they are simply thrilling! I am sooooo happy to have my strength returning and to be free of pain.  Getting rid of that nasty old hip was the best decision I have made in a very long time!

PS I know the pictures don't have anything to do with this post, but I took them when we were visiting the boys in Canyon, Texas.  I think the landscape and native plants there are simply beautiful.

1 comment:

The monkey bunch said...

It sounds exhausting to me! Don't you know you are suppose to be on vacation? Have you had time to read a book and relax?