It is a beautiful, sunshiny day today! I can’t wait for Spring!
Our yard is a MESS. I’m sure that’s the case for just about everyone. . . but living in wet Oregon means MOSS. Ugh. We don’t have grass, we have mud and moss. Our plan for Spring break is to till, kill, and re-seed the lawn. We also have other projects to work on like removing sand from the sandbox then re-filling with clean sand, and adding wood chips to the play area.
Amidst all of that. . . I’m dreaming about my garden. I want to head over to find some untreated wood and build 5- 4x4x12in raised garden beds. I may only have room for four, guess I better go measure the area they need to be installed. 🙂
I’m dreaming of fresh peaches and berries. . . of canning jars and jelly making. And I’m hoping I won’t be so miserably pregnant that nothing gets done.
I also want to get a compost system set up. . . I’ve decided off to the side of the house near where I’m going to do the garden beds is a good plan. . . oh, and at least one rain collection barrel.
On the baby front- next week I get to visit the MFM (perinatologist). Wahoo! I’m “advanced maternal age” at my ripe old age of 35, so it’s standard. I will sit through an hour “chat” with the genetics counselor (ie, all the million things that can possibly go wrong and all the tests we could do), but then I get to see the baby again, so it’s worth it! We won’t proceed with any testing regardless of what they say could be wrong. Life is life. . . and it’s precious no matter what.
In family news- I took little Kelsey Anne shopping for her First Communion dress today. We had success and it was affordable (amazing!). Since our plans to travel to Portland for dress shopping fizzled, I was prepared to spend $179 on a local dress (no store choices here). . . I even convinced myself that since I was saving $100 in gas, it all evened out in the end. Well, Kelsey found a dress on clearance for $53! Even with the requisite jacket to cover her shoulders, lacy socks, gloves, tiara, and purse, we came in under $100 today. I still have to find a veil and shoes. . . but we have about 7 weeks so that’s manageable. We got lucky with the dress because Kelsey is tiny and this dress is a size 6, if she was a typical sized 8 year old we would have had to cough up $179 for one of the Us Angels gowns.
In sad news- we lost another chicken last weekend. We aren’t sure why. . . she got droopy sick and just couldn’t rebound. So, now we have 13 chickens. To remind us Spring is close, we got 12 eggs from those chickens the other day!
*Just realized all of this garden dreaming has left me so distracted I haven’t begun next weeks meal plan. Oops.*