Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gardening? Yes, I can!

Well, this is something new for me - I have a flower garden. I've had some potted flowers outside before but at our new home, I now have a flower garden across the front of the house.

I haven't done anything besides weed it yet but I've been planning. My family got me a few flowers for Mother's Day which I'm going to put in there. As well, there are some flowering plants in the backyard that aren't doing to well so I'm going to try moving them to the front. Hopefully they will like it there better. In the back, the poor plants are sitting in the shade. Some of them are the same as in the front and you can really tell that they aren't thriving back there when you look at them. Plus, it's probably going to be easier to have the flowers all together. ;) I have a few rectangular pots to put some flowers in but I haven't decided where they are going yet so they are sitting empty, patiently waiting for me.

There are a couple of reasons why I haven't done anything besides weed the garden yet. One is it's been too cold again. The other reason is I've got a lot of mystery plants (like this one above that has purple flowers I think). I know I've got a couple hostas (had one at our old house) and there is a white bleeding heart coming in along with a snowball tree. But the rest I'm waiting to see what they are and what colours are out there.
Today as I write to you, I sit inside avoiding the rain outside and hoping my plants are enjoying the shower. Can't wait to add some new stuff in the garden. :D

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tick, tick, tick, tick....

Seriously, I don't know where the day goes! Well, okay, maybe I do. I just find it so odd that my day disappears every day. With our new schedule here, everyone is up at the crack of dawn. Hubby and DD are out the door by 7AM. DS and I have our breakfasts and  I catch up on the online world (since it never seems to sleep), then we get on with our day. I do my regular cleaning each day, I'm working on a few projects (especially the all-consuming Retreat Publications), and then next thing I know it's supper time and the other two are home. I think I'm making progress and crossing things off my to-do-list but I still have this sense of running in circles.

Where is the running in circles feeling coming from? I'm not totally sure. Could be the bigger projects I have looming and don't seem to end. Maybe it's that I'm trapped here (my truck died and I still don't have new wheels). Maybe my "normal" sense of who I am has been disrupted because some of my duties have changed. Maybe it's because I have too many ideas for the new place and don't have a plan for them yet. Maybe....

Just throwing it out there into the electronic universe. Do you get days, weeks, months like this? No feeling of direction? How do you get out of it?

Friday, May 3, 2013

Returning to the Blogging World from my new location

My dear readers! Here I am, coming to your from our new home. :) It is wonderful!!!! I'm going to put together a post about what I learned from moving but I wanted to give you a quick glance at the big event now.

Things went really well. We got the key on Wednesday afternoon and took our first loads out shortly after. The house was pretty clean and looked so different empty. We carried in our boxes and went home for some supper. Thursday and Friday were spent hauling boxes in the rain and unpacking some at the new house. Saturday morning, we were greeted with snow falling from the sky. Who would have thought it would snow at the end of April here?!? Not us! Anyways, hubby (along with some strong help) struggled to get the furniture and appliances loaded up into the cube van while a friend of mine and I loaded up our vehicles and took off to the new house. My friend and I hung out with the kids, unpacked and set up rooms as the big items arrived. It was so wonderful to have the help and the company.

We've been here two weeks now and we're well settled in. Almost all of the boxes have been unpacked and those that aren't are at least put away. Hubby's brother moved into the basement last weekend and things seem to be going well for him too. Our old garage is about half emptied into our new one and so hubby is feeling more at home. ;) The kids are loving having their own rooms and playing outside in our huge yard. We've had a little drama since we got here (my truck broke so hubby is doing all the driving and errands, and my son has had a harder time settling in) but we're managing.

That's it for now. I've been getting into a bit of routine and catching up. I'll have more for you again soon.