Spring has sprung!

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Backyard - morning of March 7.

Front yard - morning of March 7.

Front porch - morning of March 7.

Spring doesn't technically start until March 20, but it seems to have arrived early in the Bay Area! Thank goodness! The weather has been just beautiful since Thursday last week - a big relief since I was feeling a bit down after the weeks of cool-cold air, overcast, clouds, and rain!

I spent two hours at Home Depot in Hayward Saturday morning hunting down the right plants for the front yard (shady porch, sunny lawn/side areas) and the backyard (shady area against the fence) and then stood for 30 minutes in line with my two (yes, two!!) carts full of plants and plant food, snail and slug bait, ant bait, etc. to be checked out (oh, and paid for!). When Bill got home from work, he and I loosened dirt, mixed it with treated soil, and planted...for hours. It was great fun (yes, seriously!)! He also spent a good deal of the afternoon drilling holes in the bottom of the pots that didn't already have drainage holes - what a sweet guy!

Every single muscle hurt Saturday night. I groaned (and woke up) everytime I rolled over trying to sleep! Back, legs, arms, fingertips, hands, feet...

Then, on Sunday, after washing my car, I tackled the backyard! Many of the pots we bought a month or so ago were finally filled with soil and a wide variety of bulbs and/or seeds. It was slow going at first, but then I hit a rhythm (and loosened stiff muscles) and became the Energizer Bunny... I ran out of bulbs and seeds around 6:00pm after approximately 7 hours (more?). Whew. And, not all of the pots are being used...yet!

I'm so excited now...waiting for sprouts to pop up and plants to grow and flower...

Mom's going to have fun (ha!) watering all the plants every day in addition to feeding/watering Cleo, Jasmine and Bubba while we're gone!

Ah, yes, our vacation in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii! Bill and I are eagerly anticipating our 15-day vacation on the Big Island later this month, but it would have been nice to go away before the nice weather started... Maybe it'll be overcast a lot when we're gone!

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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This page contains a single entry by Cheryl published on March 9, 2004 5:12 PM.

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