I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve been here!! I wish I could say I haven’t posted because all of our projects are complete and our house is immaculate, but as I type on my phone amid a pile of unfolded laundry, I am realizing how badly I need a new laptop and a winning lottery ticket…
Since I last logged in, another summer has passed, full of barbecues and fairs, a beach visit and a camping weekend. The air is turning crisp and clear and it’s almost time to start raking leaves. We have a cat. A dear friend moved nearby and two others moved out of state. Six of my friends had babies. Six! A friend passed away. I had a big surgery and I started a new job. Our vegetable garden was an epic failure, but my big planter of flowers is still blooming. My beautiful sister married her longtime boyfriend, making him *officially* my brother-in-law, and it was a damn fun party.
The world goes round. We almost got most of the peeling paint on the front porch scraped off. We’re planning a better garden for next year. Some days we’ve just slept in and done nothing at all.
So I’m welcoming myself back and taking things one step at a time. Like the rest of life, working on this house is a joy and a challenge and I always wish there were more hours in the day.
But today was a great day. With the help of my brother-in-law, I tackled the garden area on the side of the house, digging out tons and tons of bulbs that have been multiplying like crazy and getting rid of giant weeds. I might buy a couple of shrubs to put in. I’m going to replant the bulbs so come spring we will have healthier daffodils, tulips and lilly-of-the-valley.
It’s now a pretty clean slate where I can attempt to grow whatever I choose. I haven’t done much of this before, so I’m learning as I go.