Sometimes Making May Count means I’m so busy Making May Count that at the end of the day I collapse exhausted into a comfy chair and remain there until I recharge enough to get up and send myself to bed.
Yesterday was one of those days. The boffins had said it was going to rain all week, which turned out to be untrue and after a bit of a foggy start the day cleared to be one of those fabulous sunny days we have become accustomed to. Unlike today, which is back to the gloomy foggy rainy situation we found ourselves in on Monday. I hadn’t expected to get anything of note done in the garden at all. I’m not mad enough to work in the rain and the risk of catching a cold would mean people looking sideways at me when I sniff or sneeze when I do venture out and about. It is really not worth the risk. So I set myself up for a day of computer gardening in the cosiness of my office.
I do have to say it is a lovely spot and I have the heater going so it is warm and I love my lights, they contribute to the cosy feeling by delivering a warm glow from their chandelier bulbs. Although it does need a bit of a tidy up as Jasper the Dog has made a bit of a mess. (Nothing I have done could possibly have contribute to the mess…) But he does like to pull paper out of my waste paper bin and shred it. And his big boofy feet have tramped sand everywhere. Maybe if I get all my computer gardening done I should probably clean the office… if it is still raining.
But yesterday it was unexpected lovely, so I fiddled about with the beach balls again. Two days ago I was ready to write these off as a failure, but persevered and am glad I did as they are almost how I thought they’d be and all going well will be able to do a bit of a ‘did-dah’ thing very soon.
Then I decided to paint the wall. I was going to break it up into four sections so it didn’t seem overwhelming, but it was actually quite pleasant and I kept going until I ran out of paint almost at the end of the third panel. It looks fabulous, even in its unfinished state. Although it was raining today I decided to go and buy more paint so when it stopped and the wall dried out I’d be ready to pick up where I left off. But alas the store didn’t have the paint I was after so I will need to go further afield to find it. But it wasn’t a wasted trip as I came back with some plants, some hanging basket stuff and other bits and bobs.
And now I need to get on with the computer gardening that I should have done yesterday.
Oh and as a side note… did you know boiled peanuts was a thing? I didn’t until the other day. I had pulled my peanuts out of the ground and really didn’t know what to do with them. Then the lovely Donna from Rainbow Gardens – I’ve been following her on You Tube for probably a decade, well she put up a video all about peanuts including a recipe for boiled peanuts and I thought I’d give it a whirl. Oh my goodness – we have a new favourite in our house! Check out Donna and her peanut video >Here<. Be sure to tell her I say Hi!
Come again soon – I may need to put my eyes back on the veggie patch for a moment to keep it in order.
Sarah the Gardener : o)