Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Strawberries Made Me Landscape

Last night Jeffrey and I were talking about what we want out of life.  He thought it very odd that I just want to live a simple day right out of the Dick and Jane books.  You know, the mother is always in the background baking cookies or sewing clothes.  Awesome stuff like that.

Today I lived that day.

I had seven pounds of strawberries that needed to be taken care of.  While Faye napped, Keith and I listened to some Iz and cut up strawberries and prepared them for the freezer.
Faye woke up and we ate lunch.  Snow peas.  Yum!

We then went outside to bury the scraps of strawberries.  Either strawberries would grow from the seeds, or they would fertilize the ground.  Win win.
The burying turned into a massive yard overhaul.  I cleaned out all the flower beds, and even created a new one.  There were paver stones along the walk up to the door that were just random and in the way and odd looking.  I hated them.  My good friend Leslie came by and suggested I tear them out and turn it into a new flower bed.  And we did!  I could never have gotten it all cleaned out and cleaned up before Jeffrey got home were it not for her.  She is a lifesaver.
Five hours and extremely sore muscles later, my yard is looking smokin hot.
Tomorrow I will add fertilizer to the front yard as it is supposed to snow on Thursday, and the fertilizer will have a great chance to soak in and really get things ready for the summer.

I want it to be perfect for the return of Gary, the owner. 

Moving along, we went inside, had an awesome dinner, complete with pie, and then the day ended with stories for the kids.  Once they were in bed, I treated myself to a long soak in the tub and yoga so that I am not dying in the morning from super sore muscles.

Blissfully living the dream.

I am happy.

Life is sweet.
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