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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Thursday, June 5, 2014


There's so much to do and  June is one week old already and I decided that I can't do it all anymore. Surprise, surprise... I'm slowing down and I'm not as goal oriented as I used to be...
 I'm choosing to just do what I can comfortably do and put one foot ahead of the other and what will get done will get done, who cares anyway. Life is very good as is anyway...

I'm just getting around to vacuum the inside of my van and I washed the matts and  I could have filled a wheelbarrow full of sand and small pebbles from my matts.  A good scrubbing in the laundry tub and they look cleaner. They were hung on the railing to dry in the hot sun.

I scrubbed and waxed my van on the outside but still need to clean the windows and doors on the inside. I'll wait for a warmer day. It's wet outside today.

I painted these two old lawn chairs that felt too gritty to sit in with a good outdoor paint. Now they feel nice and clean  and no longer grippy.

Both our screen doors needed to have their broken latches replaced. When the grandkids were  here we had to tie the latches with strings to prevent Daniel from accidentally opening the screen doors. Now I'll be ready for them when they come back in August.

Yesterday I had to weed this long flowerbed. The soil was very dry and hard and I had to wet it down a bit to pull the weeds out.

I got a good section done but had to come in as it was getting dark and the mosquitos were coming for dinner. After weeding a section I put some bagged soil I bought last fall on a end of season sale.

I  disinfected some tomato cages in a solution of water and bleach to kill any blights that was left on there from last year. I rotated them until they were totally  submerged for several minutes.

I planted my long skinny tomatoes in some crates by lining the inside with repurposed landscape fabric that my husband's office chair came wrapped in at Christmas.

My tomatoes looks spindly but I'm confident that they will smarten up if I can remember to water them.

Finally, I wanted to show you my little Avocado trees that I planted  in these 4 inch pots in early Spring. They need to be repotted and harden to go outside during summer.  I just half buried the pits in a large flower pot and watered it along with my big plant. When it started to grow I had to dig them out  before the roots grew too long. A fun project to do for curiosity.

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