How wonderful has the weather been for you? Around here, it couldn't have been any better. Warm, not to hot, lots of sun with some good rainy spell, even a really cool thunder storm. Everything is growing and blooming and it is just so fantastic. A good spring week. We deserved it for sure.
The week was full of all sorts of things. We finally got out taxes done after having to file an extension (well, there are still few more things were need to do, but the accountant has the pile of papers so I don't have to look a them anymore), Now I can finally stop thinking about them and focus on anything but, because taxes suck, like literally sucked the life out of me.(lets never speak of taxes again..until next year) There were stairs rebuilt, shelves moved around, mirrors hung, so so much yard work, my first bike ride, sunburns (the mr, not me) and best yet, we found and installed a new (to us) bathroom faucet. Hooray!! It's pretty cool, one we have never seen and looks really good with the green sink. We found it at the salvage yard attached to a sink that we did not need so we removed it, brought it home, dragged our heavy ass sink out to the backyard, and the mr installed it. Then we brought the sink back to the bathroom and stuck it back in place. Now we can stop brushing our teeth and washing our hands in the bathtub. Things are going good.
I feel like I have been rolling in the green all week (green as in plants and stuff). The mr bought me the coolest plant called the escargot begniioa (see picture below) and that's the plant that made me realized that I am now obsessed and need to start the worlds greatest begonia collection. I also got a few more house plants because I just can't stop/won't stop. (Our house is basically made up of chairs, books, and plants. Not a bad house if I do say so my self.) So now the inside could be mistaken for the outside. Outside we planted a bunch of raspberry bushes our neighbor gave us which I am so super excited about and I have a ton more seeds in the garden, Or I hope I do. I kept getting seed/plant robbed by the birds and squriells. All the greens that I had started inside and planted in the soil were eaten and a good chunk of the seeds I directly planted were also dug up. Little fuckers, but I think the chicken wire I placed over everything really helped. And it is still kind of early so I just planted and started more seeds because thats what we do. I basically spent all all my time this week thinking about plants and I am ok with that.
And it's Sunday. Today I am going to spend more time then I would like digging splinters out of my hands because for some reason I just don't think about putting on gloves when doing any yard work. I know of one really big one in my thumb from a tree root that won't come out, but all the twigs and sticks I picked up gave me quite a few little pesky ones. Other then that, as long as it is not super rainy, I 'll probably spend a good chunk of the day outside again, doing more yard stuff, probably without gloves on, because why would I do that? And I will try to throw in a bike ride too. If I am lucky, once I get tired, it will start raining this afternoon so I can not have to water and I can spend the rest of the day reading on the back porch with all my new plant friends.
Internet I looked at that you can look at too.
-I am a plant lady in all the ways. My new obsession. Begonias. BEAUTIFUL BEGONIAS: TYPES & CARE.
-Yes, yes they do. Drake’s Lyrics Make The Best Cake Quotes Ever
-This house is pretty cool, but the pineapple light fixture. Amazing.
-I think I might be a sensitive person. Everything to Know About the Highly Sensitive Person
-Now You Can Drink—Yes, Drink—Hummus. Yeah, I don't know. I think I would really like a chick pea tahini shake. But is it really hummus? Hum.
-Vermont Wetland Types. Became I wanted to know and you might too.
-Should I make one for the mr to push me around in? Haha, but this is pretty cool,, like for the littles. WOODEN RIDE-ON CAR DIY!
-I feel like I could really get down with the contra. Square, Contra and Henry Ford: The History And Lasting Appeal Of Country Dancing
-TALKING BREAD AND EVOLUTION WITH JEFFREY HAMELMAN Who doesn't want to t talk about bread, especially a master baker from VT?
-This seems kind of crazy and a little gross. Old cake for hundreds of dollars. How about you throw me the money and I make you a fresh cake? Slice Of History: Pieces Of British Royal Wedding Cakes Up For Auction.
Pictures from the week.
Have a good one.