Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Grumpy, Dopey, Sleepy, Sneezy and Me!
Actually, all of the above ARE me! My allergies are in full swing, and I have somehow pulled my back out of whack, so am trying to get non-back-related things done. And, can you tell me, dear friends, what on earth is 'non-back-related?' No garden work, or housework.... (FINALLY! an excuse, but, oh dear, couldn't there be a better, less uncomfortable one?) I pulled my back out once before. It was the most painful thing I can ever remember, and it lasted an entire summer. I am determined that this won't get that bad or hang on that long, which is why I'm 'being good.'
So, since I am wanting to re-do my garden this year but can't be out digging, I am doing it on paper first. The easy-on-the-back part of the job! Here is my little diagram of what is in my garden right now. I want to add some brick paths, remove some annoying roses, and maybe move some things that are getting too much shade right now. So I have out my garden books and am pouring over them for ideas. I am thinking of getting rid of most of the grass area. And there's an area by the rhubarb that used to be for tomatoes, but they are going in a spot Booker has helpfully dug up for me elsewhere this summer.
I also have been weaving in little stretches of time. And I painted an undercoat on a canvas and drew up a painting to do of one of my grand-daughters. I used pink to undercoat the canvas! I would never have even thought of using pink before this. I almost always use red or yellow, though I have used blue before. But this subject is very warm, and pink just seemed 'right' to soften it from below. We'll see if it works! Well, my too-busy-to-blog days are over before they even began, so here I am. Best laid plans, don't you know!
By the way, if you know how to get in touch with those 7 hard-working fellows with the silly names pictured above, I could use their help! Heigh-ho, indeed!