Wednesday, May 28, 2008
After a nice "sleep in" this morning (I stayed in bed until nearly 9 AM), I started the day working in my flower garden. As I've said previously, it needs quite a bit of work. Although it wasn't particularly warm today, it was a gorgeous, sunny day. It was totally pleasant working in the garden and I managed to accomplish quite a bit. Here's a pile of weeds I have to show how hard I worked.
I must admit I'm not a real gardener. I love my flowers, but I'm not exactly Mrs. Green Thumb. Example: I sometimes don't know a weed from a plant. My friend, Sandi, is the gardener so today I took a picture of something I can't identify. I'll show her on Friday and ask her it it's a weed or a plant. Personally, I think it may be something I've heard called "pigweed", but I'm not sure so I didn't want to dig it up. Isn't that sad?
Pigweed or flower?
I have some other perennial spots around my house. This one is particularly lovely with its abundance of hastas and lilies of the valley.
After I finished in the flower garden, I spent a good part of the afternoon cleaning my car. We decided to take my car to Michigan this weekend as I think it is a little more comfortable than Jim's. It really looks good although I will admit to washing it at the local car wash. I just couldn't face washing it myself when I can drive it through the wash for $9.
While I was busy with these projects, my dear hubby walked the entire lawn. His rider is giving him fits and he thinks the walk is good excercise (which, of course, it is). Still, it's a big lawn.
We finished the day with steak and shrimp on the grill. All in all it was a good day. Sad to say, Jim is suffering for mowing the lawn. His hand is really giving him extreme pain tonight. I so wish that I could do something to alleviate his pain. I did heat my herbal pack and wrap it in a towel. He tried it for a few minutes but it didn't seem to help. I am so happy that he is seeing his orthopedist tomorrow. Keep praying, please.
After that bit of not so good news, I'd like to leave you with this lovely picture of our rhododendron.
Bless you all and to borrow from Stephanie "bunches of hugs".