Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Weekend Recap

I did the ICLW post yesterday so today I thought I'd catch everyone up on our weekend. Because I know you are dying to hear about what we did and what we ate and all that good stuff. :-)

BJ and I both took Friday off because our shed was to be delivered. We wanted to clean out the garage so that I can park in there on a more permanent basis and just organize the garage because we've never had one and now we do and we want it to look nice. How's that for a run on sentence? While we were waiting for the shed (and the phone repair guy...that's another story to add to the list of stories about the house) I ran a couple of errands. BJ finished changing the lights in the bathroom and they look great. We need to fill the holes from the old lights but other than that, I love them. He did some odd jobs around the house and I decided to dig up my azaleas and move them to the side of the house. I'm not much on azaleas so I wanted them out of my sight but didn't want to throw them away. I measured 3 holes using BJ's measuring tape and started digging. And I dug...and I dug...and I dug. We must have the worst soil in America. It's mostly clay and of course it's full of rocks because it's a new home site. Not ideal for digging and I hope everything we planted doesn't die in the clay. Anyway, after I dug my carefully measured holes (I'm anal about symmetry) I dug up the azaleas and carried them over. The base was too big for the holes I dug. Just my luck. So I had to enlarge the holes which threw off my symmetry but I eventually got them in the ground. I noticed my arms were a little itchy and I looked down to find red dots all over. Great...I'm apparently sensitive to azaleas the same way I am to Christmas trees. No more moving them or at least I'll be wearing long sleeves. I now have 3 big holes in the front landscaping to fill.

The shed came (finally) and we love it. It's on the opposite side of the yard due to the ground not being quite level but it looks great. It's darker than we thought but we still like it. We got it to match the house...gray siding with black shutters. We were so worn out from the yard work and other things that we didn't put anything in it yet. We had baseball Saturday morning and then we went to a seafood restaurant on the water and ate a dozen crabs. So yummy...it was our first crab lunch this season. After we ate we went to the local nursery to find some stuff to fill the holes of the missing azaleas. I bought a knock out rose bush and two spireas (sp?) and we bought 2 zinnias and two petunias to go in between the spider plants. I got everything in the ground and then I cleaned the house a little and then it was chill out time. We went down to the neighbors and had a couple cocktails. Sunday morning was all about getting ready for the Pampered Chef party. The party went great and I can't wait to get the stuff I ordered. More people than I expected showed up and it proved to me (BJ) that we really need to get 2 more chairs for the kitchen table and we need to pick out a dining table. But it was nice to have everyone over. I made fruit dip and bought some berries and my guests (and their kids) tore it up and kept raving about it. Once they heard the recipe (lite cool whip and blueberry yogurt) they loved it even more because of how simple it is to make.

Anyway, that was my weekend. I had 3 days off but I feel like I worked the whole time. I'm very happy with the new landscaping and I can actually park in my garage. Plus, I hosted a party for the first time! Yay!

Oh, and since this is a TTC blog....I'm on CD8 right now with no signs of fertility yet. I'm hoping that means I'll ovulate a little closer to mid-cycle this time. We shall see. And thank you to all the ICLW commentors! I love learning about people and following their journeys.

8 comments:

Jenn said...

wow! We live in new constrution too (sorta... it was new, the builder went under, and so sat empty for about 8 months... we've been in it a year). Our yard looks like it did when they built it.... just grass, no landscaping. I'm so afraid that it won't look right, whatever I decide to do, that I haven't done anything! I'm jealous!

Alex said...

Sounds like a great weekend - you accomplished so much! Very exciting about the new plants - wise choice to move something you don't really like.

Britt said...

What a productive weekend! I love it when that happens!!

AplusB said...

Fun weekend! You were way more motivated than me! fingers crossed for some ovulation signs in the coming days!

Kellyanne said...

I wish I had motivation to work on my yard. My husband told me he had to "Mow" my flowerbed....

A said...

That it awesome you got a shed :) We don't have one, so instead of ME parking in "my" half of the garage, the lawnmower and the rest of the gardening tools are there!! I would have moved the azaelas, too- I am not big on bushes of any kind, and of course, the previous owner here had a love affair with them! We have torn out more than several bushes, shaking our heads the whole time....

Strange Girl said...

Our yard is all clay too. It's lousy to try and dig in but things will grow in it. Of course I have all weeds, but someday I'll get around to fixing it.

Suzy said...

What a productive weekend :) It sounds like what we SHOULD be doing on our weekends but we never get around to doing much at all!