Sunday, May 29, 2011

Time in a Bottle

Wow, I have been a bad, bad, bad blogger.

Well, in my defense, it's not like I have NOTHING going on. We have been very busy around here getting ready for baby, losing furry friends (RIP Oscar), gaining furry companions ("friend" might be too strong at this point for the little guy), job hunting (hubs, not me), attending weddings and birthday parties and baby showers and saying sayanara to some good friends.

It's Memorial Day weekend and we had a whole list of not fun stuff to do. Amazingly, we got it all done yesterday and this morning! I know, right?

So yesterday, I spent hours weeding our two front flower beds, which actually have only hostas, not flowers. Hubs mowed our disgraceful lawn. I have been laying awake at night for days ruminating on our lawn situation. We are having a very common Minnesota lawn problem - Creeping Charlie. And apparently if you don't launch an all out attack on Creeping Charlie with chemicals, and spent most of your weekends pulling it up you might as well dig up your lawn and put down concrete. Which is how I feel. Now, I'm pretty lazy. I kind of want to take the concrete approach. It sounds easier. Because seriously at least 1/3 of our yard has now been overtaken by this vile weed. But I found that if you just mow the lawn, it looks 90% better. So I'm sticking with that. Plus I'll try some chemicals, I guess. Anyhow, it was because of the Creeping Charlie infestation that I was determined to weed the flower beds. I figured people could drive or walk by and see our horrible lawn AND our horrible weed covered flower beds and assume we are the worst homeowners ever, or they could see our neatly mowed weed/lawn and our clean, pretty flower beds and think we are at least making an effort. Plus, I do want to plant some flowers. If it stops raining this weekend, that is.

The other chore we did was bring all the donation bags I have accumulating over the past 8 months to the Salvation Army. Woo!! And I even got an invoice for tax purposes - $455.00! That felt pretty good.

So now I have the rest of today and all day tomorrow to pretty much do whatever I want. However, when you are 8 1/2 months pregnant and it is hard to stay in one position for long, there is not a lot I want to do.

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