During my last staycation two years ago, I painted every room in the house. I wasn’t quite that motivated this past week. As a matter of fact, I spent a good deal of it in comfy pants, snoozing on the couch with a dog on my feet. It was brilliant.
It’s not that I didn’t do some stuff. I spent almost two days in Philadelphia – one day at a writing workshop where I learned how to hone ideas into potential articles. Unfortunately when I got home jazzed to write I panicked instead. My ideas cut like spoons… Something to work on. Or not. I might rather freely blahblog on squishy topics like “Gardening is awesome”, “It’s raining”, and “I like orange”. The morning of the second Phila day I hung out at the Flower Show admiring flowery footwear and every perfect plant in the horticourt. I’ll probably say more stuff about that tomorrow at work…
I like to think that I would have gotten some good gardening work done over the week if only it hadn’t snowed. I did manage to get the pair of pears pruned before the disgusting weather, but as soon as the snow melted on a 60° day, I couldn’t do much but lie on my back with my face in the sun. But while I did that, Z got out the tape measure and graph paper and helped me plot out the beginning of a lawn eradication plan. The overall design of the yard has been giving me fits lately. When we moved in it was such a perfect blank slate that for the last two years I’ve been plunking trees, shrubs and garden beds in a plan-less willynilly. So yesterday we finally worked on envisioning the yard as a whole garden. I’m happy to say we’ll probably leave the trees where they landed but one grave shaped bed we created last year – I like to call it the Nicotine Patch – will be (gasp) grassed over again.
I had also planned on painting the shed and the great white wall of the garage but am secretly glad to have had a weather related reprieve from that chore. Maybe next weekend… Meanwhile it looks like the dog is desperate for some company on the couch.
I know I’ve got a lot of virtual catching up to do too – what did I miss in your garden this past week?