because I was full of energy today.
I have been going nonstop since I went outside at 6:00 a.m. and began removing a few Shasta daisies. By 6:45 a.m. an idea popped into my head.
Why not remove a bunch of plants and make a stepping stone path? Hmmmmm.....I dug for three hours and removed all of this
I think it was 7 wheelbarrow loads. By that time it was 9:00 a.m. & DH was up and dressed. I dragged him outside to spring my idea on him. Luckily he agreed and I ran inside to clean up just enough to look decent and we went off to buy the stepping stones. We just guessed that 12 would be the amount we needed (actually he said 10 and I said maybe we should go with 12). Guess how many we ended up needing?
Yup, that's right. 12. Exactly. LOL. I love being right.
Since the concrete with the little stones embedded is very heavy DH actually laid the path and leveled off the area.
I did not get to sit around while he did that. I got a bucket of water with soap and bleach and cleaned the white table/chairs way down at the end of the borders. It's always dirty.
When he had it all laid, I replanted a few things, hosed it all down and stood back and admired. He did a good job.
I had NO IDEA when I got up this morning that I would have a walking path by afternoon! I just love it. I must have walked it a dozen times already.
I had planned on making sweet & sour pork chops for dinner, but by the time I came inside (4:00 p.m.) there was no time or energy for that.
On the spur of the moment I called my Mom and Dad and had them over for burgers on the grill. I had the burgers all made into patties with onions and seasoning so it was no work at all since DH did the grilling.
So here it is 9:11 p.m. and I have not even had a nap. I am getting pretty tired though and my muscles are a little sore. I think I will have a little ice cream and then go to bed.
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
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