Mudcat Café message #4014770 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4014770
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
21-Oct-19 - 07:37 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Happiness is:
1. Hearing the news about Pete. Good music surely is healing!

2. Playing in the dirt! I finally got it together to call re a load of soil - 5c.y. were delivered Sat am and I sculpted it, with a garden rake, to the desired shape and planted the few things R and I managed to get at the soon to close for the season Botanix. And the daffie bulbs that I had bought potted last spring -lots! So happy. Next day - SO tired!

R had been dubious about what I was doing to "his yard" but before I waas done, he thought we needed 5 yards more! So today I arranged for that and it was delivered before noon - Great company! I planted a number of bulbs, purchased at Canadian Tire yesterday and saved half for the new load. I am leaving it for R to do his sculpting first. There will be no more plants this season unless I can get him to extricate some of the hosta which are terribly over-crowded. I cannot budge them.

I am ridiculously happy about the improvement to the front yard. The clay is just impossible. R also planted the 8 inch mock orange, another baby from the city yard, off to its own space as it will get BIG!. Instead of a barren stretch of unhealthy grass across the whole front, we will have flowers and small shrubs. We actually have enough hosta to edge the whole thing, if we can extricate it but it is fall blooming - right now! It would be nice to intersperse it with some summer blooming.

I also moved one wheelbarrow load of stones from the back yard for the very edge. Looks great. Hope R will pitch in on that; the wheelbarrow is heavy when empty!

Otherwise, the Beast is slowing down - only 15 blooms today; I am scullery maid to this plant, everyday, sweeping up its debris but it is worth it.

Hibiscus has many blooms yet to come but only one or two a day. The house is getting very full of house plants - we probably will not need a humidifier!

The house is moderately clean and tidy, and under control. I just produced another large quantity of veggie soup. Managed to reject a "new" cutting board, explaining that we already have three and we could give this "found" one to someone else?