No, this weekend is usually up for fun stuff like carpet cleaning, bush trimming and flower bed digging. Yeah, we are a fun people! We did manage to squeeze in a bar-b-que over at my sister's house yesterday. It was hot outside, 27*C, that means almost 80*F, so that is hot for this time of year. Perfect to fire up the grill and have some good visiting on the swing on her deck. Typical of around here though, today we woke to overcast skies and barely 5*C or 41*C, a little bit chilly.
So all my big plans of getting the bedding out plants in their planters and flower beds came to a screeching halt as there is still one night, next Thursday, that they are predicting below freezing temperaturs. Sigh, so these guys will be doing the twice daily dance with me of putting them and taking them in, putting them out and taking them in, for at least a few more days.
Saturday found me mixing top soil, which around here is clay, and peat moss together in the wheelbarrow and then putting into this flower bed. Yay, now I can say this one is done and ready and waiting for some of those flowers above.
If you look closely by the rock there, you can see the lovely burgundy leaved perrineal my kids got me for Mother's Day. I did plant that one out. Unfortunately, this bed still awaits me:
I took yesterday off to do some fun stuff, as in a birthday bar-b-que for my Dad at my sister's place. But now this is calling my name:
As is this:
and much to my chargrin, in years past I could always console myself saying I started a tan this weekend trimming these babies, but alas, I cannot even lay claim to that this year as I will probably be wearing a darn parka. Thank you weatherman! And yes, I do realize the grass is two different colors, as in there is grass in one strip, and stripped grass in the other. LOL. We really had to power rake our lawn badly this year, and my dear hubby, whom I, with much affection, call Mr. Extreme, did his job. He never does it halfway. So with some good fertilizer thrown down and some rain hopefully today that should be beautifully green by next week.
Somehow the overfilled parks are starting to look more appealing. But chin up, taking a deep breath and charging on. This must be done. And I'm giving myself a reward of a soak in the jet tub with a hot chai tea and a good book later on. But only if it gets done. So I'm off because that reward is sounding better by the minute.