Only four more babysitting weeks! I'm giddy just thinking about the two whole days I will be reclaiming as my own. I do love to babysit the preschooler but...I do like having time as my own. That's what makes a summer break so sweet. I catch myself wondering how I will eke out the very best of those days. I'd like to go to the gym five times a week instead of three, adding in some much needed treadmill time. I'll have more time to read, knit, watercolor and squeeze in some day trips with my husband.
My husband bought mulch and will be spreading it in our flower beds when it stops raining and he has the time. This week not one day was good enough for mulching. I cannot help because garden work flares my RA (yay!). I never liked gardening so I'm not sad about the physical restriction.
The residential deer have 'mowed' down our bushes so much that we are probably removing them this summer (we meaning him). Any suggestions on what to plant that deer will NOT eat?
The dogwoods are nearly done showing off, they are my favorite flowering tree because their blossoms look up to the heavens. Last weekend my sister and brother in law were here, this weekend my daughter and son in law are visiting. I'm excited to have company once again.
(Do you know what this bush is? This bush lines our road as we drive up the hill and the fragrance is intoxicating. I've tried identifying it but haven't quite got it right)
I've been obsessed with watercoloring. I love learning a new skill and the more I sit and explore the less critical I am. I have so much to learn BUT I do learn something every time I practice. I'm learning how to mixing colors which is less stressful and more fun. I've learned that watercolor paper quality counts for something. I've bought the good stuff and can't wait to paint over the weekend.
My skein of yarn arrived in the mail on Wednesday. I promptly flew up the stairs to quickly wind the skein. I knit alternating a few rows of both dye lots to ease in the new skein. The match is close but not close enough to be perfect. Depending on the light you can see the difference. I'll take more photos when the sweater is finished and you can see for yourself. My personal goal is to finish the sweater over the weekend.
|new skein is grayer|