Sunday, April 13, 2008

Potpourri

I haven't posted lately because there hasn't been a lot to write home about. We've been extremly busy. Busy to the point where the days start to run together. But there really hasn't been anything exciting going on in those busy days. Just the same ole go to work, take care of the house, go to baseball, go to bed routine.

With spring here we've been doing the usual yard work. This year's project is to put the fabric guard in the flower beds. It will be quite the chore as the beds are full but it will mean that I won't have the weeding all summer long. But we will have to pull out about 2 inches of dirt to start. I don't know how many of the plants I'll dig out and replant or what one's we will cut the fabric around. It is really just a matter of getting in a doing it. We havn't had a garden the past two years. I'm not really sure if we are going to plant one this year. The garden is on the other side of our back fence and the ivy has grown over it. I'm thinking that we should focus on creating raised beds within the fence area this summer and then next spring plant.

Camping season is right around the corner also. There is still too much snow where we go so we've got a little time to get ready. It doesn't seam like it should take us very much to get ready seeing how we have the equipment and all that good stuff. But every year we have to do maintenance on the camper and the gear. Simple things like new axe handles or adding the zipper pull to the sleeping bag that fell off. Also stocking up the supplies. You know the deal you go into a store to pick up a couple of items and the clerk smiles at you and says that will be 89.96 please. So we spread it out over a couple of months. Then when we get ready to go out for the first time all we need to grab is the parishables and the 10 other items we forgot to get while preparing. Because we camp so much it is almost like supporting another household. That is why I'm going to put a little knitting stash in the camper this year. Just sock yarn and needles. Nothing more.... okay maybe a couple knitting magazines.

Speaking of socks and knitting. I finished my other Jailhouse sock. I met my goal of having them done before the Packwood trip with a month to spare. I don't have any pictures of them yet.... I haven't gotten the energy to twist my legs to show how the pattern is on the back (they are meant to be worn with clogs). I'll be wearing them to Packwood so I might just wait until then as the colors would really pop out with the cabin backyard is in the back gound..... I like that idea......

5 comments:

gardeningknitter said...

Busy - I know all about it! You talking about camping makes me remember all the wonderful trips we camped and how much we enjoyed it, the hiking too. Now we just talk about it and never get around to doing it.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and keeping in touch with me. Your irises will bloom beautifully for you I hope. We have a few opening every day. Stop by often to see whats in bloom. Would you like some more this fall?

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