I worked half a day today and am now on "vacation" for the remainder of the week.
It is 6:00 p.m. and for the last 7 hours, I have been working harder than I've ever worked at my real job. When I came inside I practically fell into the shower. I was totally spent. Seven hours of physical labor is too much for me these days.
It's a beautiful day here. I've been working in the sun and my face is beet red. I feel slightly better since I took a shower and put on my "Green Acres" gown. DH, #1 bought this "gown" for me for my 21st birthday....that's been a few years ago! It's still in perfect shape and I wear it all the time (hmmm...DH #1 must have had very good taste!)
I painted just about everything that didn't move today. I used 13 cans of spray paint and some other paint that was not of the spray variety. This table and 4 chairs took 6 cans of white paint.
It's the table I had on the deck last year and just left it with all the different colors after DH power washed it. It really looked bad last year, but I decided it was a form of artistic expression and left it as it was. (in other words, I was too lazy to paint it last year!)
This year the table will go in the woodland area.
I planted some seeds that Dianne from Dianne Rambling On sent to me. They are green zinnias and purple zinnias. I planted some in my Arbor Gardens and some in these containers for the deck.
Thanks, Dianne. I hope they bloom. It will be extra special since you sent them to me.
I also put some of my new quilts and pillows out so that I could see what I needed to coordinate with them.
I decided to paint a couple of watering cans in a lighter green and a table and bird house in orange to tie everything together.
Almost all of my tulips are gone now. The only remaining ones in good condition were the Flame tulips. I went out and cut them all for this vase (that I also painted) so that I could enjoy them on the deck.
Around noon, I sat down for a coffee break right next to them. I will get a couple of days of enjoyment before they, too, are done for '08.
All of the painting I did today really messed up my nails!
At first I wore the food gloves, but after a couple of hours, I was so busy that I forgot about gloves.
It's a good thing tomorrow is my day to get the nails done!
Now I think I am going out to the deck to sip a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon while I admire all the work I did today.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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