Good afternoon! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend.
Although Pa was on-call this weekend, we still had a great couple of days at home.
We celebrated Friday night by making a homemade pizza.
It was so good. We use this crust recipe and bake it on a stone.For years, we tried to make a half-whole wheat pizza crust and there is truly no comparison to this one.
We were thrilled to run Saturday morning (sarcasm), but one thing I know about myself is that I almost always feel better once I get out of the house and start moving. I had a few bouts of nausea before the run and even hustled to the bathroom once, but nothing came up. Guess what made me feel better? Running.
I decided to coddle myself with a bowl of honey nut cheerios and berries post-run, rather than my usual green smoothie. It was so good.
Lula didn’t take a nap Saturday–she played in her crib instead–so we knew we needed some outdoor time to distract her.
The lovely chickweed was back in the garden, even after Pa’s efforts last weekend.
He tilled it again while I dug dirt out of our compost bin.
I discovered a lot of rich soil that we then sprinkled over the garden. Lula was very helpful in this process.
I can’t say enough about how fun it is to watch her occupy herself when we are outside.
Once we finished up our tasks, Pa mowed and I shot a few amateur nature photos.
A solitary bud on our locust tree.
The forsythia blooming is a sure sign of spring.
At this point in the afternoon my stomach was as hard as a rock so I brought Lula back inside and sat down as soon as possible.
Pa and I enjoyed burgers while we watched this documentary. It was creepy, sad, and disturbing. I would recommend it if you enjoy watching shows like Dateline and 48 Hours. However, like many episodes we have watched lately, the ending of this documentary did not give us the closure we were looking for.
Sunday morning Lula was chattering at 6:45 and by 8 we were back outside for a 5 miler.
I took a few walking breaks along the way and felt pretty good, even after such an active Saturday.
Once everyone was cleaned up,
we decided to see if the local greenhouse was open and purchase some plants.
Although the sign said,
the owner recommended not buying plants yet since it was so windy out and the forecast this week is chilly. We thought that was sage advice and headed home.
Of course, Lula slept on the 7 minute drive home so once again, a nap didn’t happen.
After lunch, we convinced ourselves to go back outside and do some more yard work. The garden looks great……although close-up there is still knot weed everywhere. Does anyone have advice for how to eradicate this stuff?
We planted spinach, kale, and romaine lettuce seeds in the garden and planted phlox and pansy seeds in the wildflower container we keep on our deck.The leftover onions I kept from last year were completely dried out, but not to worry, Lula found a good use for them.
Last but not least, we planted our wildflower patch.
As I was watering it, Lula discovered the fun of walking through the running hose.Once again, my stomach was starting to make me extremely uncomfortable so it was time to head inside. We had a relaxing evening and Pa and I felt ready to start the week after a good night’s sleep.
I hope that you have a wonderful day!