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Thursday, June 12, 2008

My New Hobby...




So I have been literally busting my butt, these last few days planting. I am not much of a green thumb at all, as most of you already know. I just have never had the time or the patience. After a trip up to my Mother in Laws to see her beautiful gardens I suddenly became inspired. The next time I take a trip up there I will bring my camera, it is truly an amazing sight. I was overwhelmed with all the flowers. She asked if I would like some of hers since she has so many and I was like yes of course. I thought it would be a while before we started, boy was I wrong, the next morning she was dropping off a load on her way to work. I could see that I had a lot of work cut out for me. I had no idea what I was planting, she would tell me but it seemed like right after she would leave I would forget everything she had said. My mind was literally running in circles, I needed to learn quick, so with a lot of phone calls and running back on her lunch hours and after work, slowly I actually started learning the names of the plants and flowers I was planting. I even researched them online at night (instead of being on MySpace) to actually see what the flowers would look like after they bloomed. I would start at 7am in the morning before my kids would come, and just keep running out with every chance I would get, luckily for me I had a light first part of the week. John actually helped out with lunch and watching them all in the back yard so I could get all this done. I did this for three days. I feel like an old women, taking motrin for my aches and pains. I can see how this gardening can become very addictive, I was even dreaming about planting. My husband thinks that his mother and I are totally off our rockers, all the calling we do back and forth. I must say even though it is a lot of work I really enjoy it and she has given me the rest of the week off because I need to get the trailer ready for camping, but next week we intend on filling in the bare spots and looking at what can be done in the back yard. I can't wait to see some flowers bloom.

3 comments:

Life, Love, and All the Craziness said...

Great Job Shelly! I think it looks wonderful!

Life in the Fast Lane said...

You did a great job Shelly. It looks so nice!!

Anonymous said...

The yard really does look amazingly different!! Now you can see why even Tom got into it in our yard - it's addicting! HA! Now that Andon is older, I'm hoping I can get out in our yard more this summer too. Keep up the good work! Lord knows this neighborhood needs more yards like yours!!
~Lea