Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring has arrived??

Easter came early this year on March 31st my 83rd Birthday was shared with such a lovely Blessed event.My special friend Freida started out the weekend on Friday taking me out for the day and having lunch and shopping . On Sat my dear friends Karl and Pat Mullinix from Westminter ,MD drove 6 hours down and took me and 2 other Friends Phyllis and Howard to The Mayflower Seafood Resturant for  Lunch and then they had to leave and drive back to Md. It was a wonderful week-end.

The sun is shining bright but there is still a cool wind. That restless bug has bit and the itch is demaning to be scratched and its still the first week in April.

Wouldn't you know the first buds are popping out and the weather dipped to near freezing and nipped those eager beavers Gal dang it should of waited another week.

Well today I went out only to feed the birds and 4 hours later I gave up and had raked and pulled weeds and wished I hadn't let that bug near enough to bite me.
 The next day just went out to check it out and it was again 4 hours before I took a break.
 I feed the birds the 3rd morning and took off for Lowes to get soil and fertilizer to refresh my hanging pots and 3 hours later and $98.00 invested in their markdown plants I rescued to give a 2nd chance I came home spent another 4 hours setting out the Pansies, johnny jump-ups, heather,Fushia, Petunias,and several various other such pretty flowers into hanging baskets.Plus cleaning out my iris bed, relocating some birdfeeders, repositioning the big Pots of Roses bushes and moving umpteen double cinderblocks and raking up leaves and pinestraw I finally decides I had scrated those bites enough for that day. I have one more window box to fill with my chouce of Purple wave Petunias which I'll finish doing Monday morning on the deck .
I can't believe I did it let alone all by myself. I still have a pink cottage climbing rose bush to set out and a bareroot Knockout Rose bush. I also set oy a hershy red Azalea and have a pale pink striped Azalea to set out.
I had 4 bags of red mulch I had planned to put around the pine trees 3 years ago and it ended up the first day being put down in my flower garden by the deck after raking out all the weeds and now I will have flat squared rocks placed and pots set out with plants in them instead of feeding the fire ants planting them in the soil.
Will add some pictures so you can enjoy the garden with me.. 

Now I have simply got to get back to my doll repair to keep those needy dolls home to their loved ones and my other addiction Miniature porcelain doll making. Between my e-mail and love of working on the computer and Photography of my dolls and garden and pouring porcelain dolls and misc. miniatures and dressing them and repairing broken and neglected packed away dolls and giving back or passing on their precious memories My days and evenings are well filled and keep me young and happy..