Saturday morning I made a list of what I wanted to accomplish this weekend.
The husband looked at me as if I was crazy because I really wanted to accomplish it all in one day. The
fatigue reality of it all took over. I was not going to get everything accomplished. All but two items were completed on that list. I would have ordered new checks if they had been open Monday. That one can wait till Tuesday morning.
But here is one project I did get done.
Impatiens planted along the east side of my house. It really needed to be done and you will agree once you see the “before” picture.
I have more weeds than I really should. These are mostly morning glories. they were pretty last fall but this year I am replacing them with Scarlet Running Bean. So I need to be on the constant lookout for morning-glory sprouts to prevent them from taking over. Here is a picture of the sprouting scarlet runner.
So the husband issues a challenge for me to get this project done before supper. I have my new garden gloves (thanks, Sandy) and a half flat of impatiens. There is also an empty five gallon bucket waiting for weeds and such. The such being left over compost from the winter.
So I start. I clean out weeds and any old compost on the left side of the door. Then I begin digging one hole at a time. Dig hole, place plant, fill in hole, dig hole, place plant, fill in hole, over and over again.
Meanwhile, one of my neighbors is having a party. They are Mexican and I listen to many genres of Mexican music – as can the whole neighborhood. Tejano, disco, rap, traditional. At some point my new neighbor starts playing piano – everything from Beethoven to Garth Brooks.
I really don’t mind as it helps my task movie that much more quickly. Soon I am done with the left side and start working on the right side. While I am working, I notice a toad hanging around. In fact, he is the toad the kids caught the day before and we made them set loose. Well, I am pretty sure it is the same one.
The husband is firing up the grill and getting hamburgers ready to cook. I am getting done when he makes a comment.