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Chores Galore!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

I have taken great advantage of the cooler weather this weekend and tackled every chore that I have been putting off for the last couple of years. It wasn't really what I had planned on doing, but given temps in the 60's and 70's this weekend, I decided this might be the last opportunity to tackle these tasks without the horrible heat. It really has been chores galore around here!

I have been needing to complete a flower bed that I started 2 years ago. Yes, 2 year ago! I had bought a flat of monkey grass to plant and they were still sitting there unplanted. To explain, it got really hot and I lost interest that year, then it got kind of snaky looking and I had no desire to do it last year. The lawn crew kind of cleaned out the worst of it a month or so ago, so I decided to get it done. The poor plants were so root-bound that I had to cut the pots off of them!

Here is the finished product:
I also did some work in another flower bed in the back. This too was long over due.
I treated myself for all the hard work and spent the remainder of the afternoon enjoying the cool weather while reading in the back yard. I also harvested the first cutting of my mint plant and made a Latinopolitan to reward myself for checking two big items off my procrastination list!
Today I decided to continue to tackle the "To Do" list and clean out my horribly messy garage.

It's embarrassing, but here are two before photos (actually they make it look better than it was because I had already removed the trash bins)


I thought I was going to let Lola stay in the garage with me, but within minutes she had a tiny mouse pinned up in a corner, so she was banished to the house (and the mouse banished to the yard!). I have loaded my car with stuff for Goodwill and will need to throw some additional stuff away after the trash crew comes this week, but here is the mostly finished result...
I've still got a lot of crap in there, but it is better!
I actually found several things that I have been looking for. I located a lamp that I was wanting to put on the counter in my kitchen. I'm most excited about finding a lost phone! I got a new set of phones for Christmas two years ago. Not long after, I lost one of the phones. I have looked everywhere but had no luck...until today! I found it in the garage of all places!
I need to throw out some cans of paint. I heard someone say you aren't suppose to throw those away with the regular garbage. Does anyone know what you are suppose to do with these?

Comments

Emilymud said…
Well I wanted to wish you a Happy Mother's Day! I mean who says it has to only be for mothers of human children....you are such a great mom to little Lola! So from Lola...Happy Mother's Day!

Everything looks great too.
courtney said…
Just catching up on your blog....(I thought I had added it to my Google Reader, but I guess I didn't!).

I love your back patio--I want to come hang out there! Your chaise cushions are too cute!
Ann said…
You've been busy!! Everything looks great. I feel very lazy- you've been working!!

For paint disposal, I think you are suppose to call your local fire station to get info on the closest hazardous waste disposal center. I've heard that you can just let latex dry up and then throw it away, but you might want to check with the fire department on that.
anne.opperman said…
hope your parents are ok after what sounded like was a big storm the other night! Girl, i'm still no better at this computer stuff so no telling if you get this message or not!
Your yard is looking great. I cannot believe the size of those sweet potatoes. No wonder the other plant in there was not doing very well!

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