Well! It was quite the weekend!
Nothing crazy and dramatic, really, but just some much-needed time at home.
Saturday I spent a good six hours outside in the garden. Adam’s folks came over and they helped us save a limb on our pine tree that had gotten cracked in big ice storm last month, as well as helping us trim back the forsythia that had been taking over the steps on the back deck. (We gave it a super close haircut!) Then Mary and I played a bit in the beds, raking and edging, while Adam and his dad watched some of the hockey game.
After they had gone, I stayed out there and played more. It’s so addictive! While I’m doing one thing, I always think of a whole bunch of things I want to do, and plants I want to have. (This is my Garden board on Pinterest if you want to check out my dreams.) Even though we’ve been in this house two years, I still haven’t spent much time in the gardens, and so it feels a bit like The Secret Garden, like I’m uncovering a gem. Love it.
Then on the holiday Monday, I went for a walk in the woods near our house. It was raining but I didn’t care, I have a sweet new pair of waterproof hiking boots that were a birthday gift from my Mom. (Purchased through Escape Outdoors in North Sydney.)