This week I decided to take a break from DIY and catios and update 2 of my lesser visited pages: the page documenting the Ipswich River Mother’s Day Flood of 2006, and the page documenting the March 2010 Flood. Neither flood were experienced by me – they happened before I met Jim, but Jim experienced the 2010 flood first hand.
I have been doing some tidying up behind-the-scenes here at ninedarkmoons.com. I have broken the RIVER page into 3 sections and cleaned up the PROJECTS pages. I hung out with Abbie & her adorable babies. I crossed the 2k mark on my motorcycle odometer. The garden is blooming beautifully! I c**k-blocked Bonkers. I set up my new WorkMate table. I began work on the catio DOOR! AND we got our permit for replacement windows!!!
Not that we have much of a garden, our yard is way too small. But we do have planters lining the wall in our back yard, which overlooks the Ipswich River. Two weeks ago I bought the multi-colored Petunias and filled the orange planters with them. And last week after work I bought some Bachelor Button and Zinnea seeds, which I planted in the green planters. The seedlings are starting to grow!
I am so late this year dressing up our tiny yard with some color, but finally got it done today. Hubby and I visited our friend Nat yesterday and stayed over at his house near Boston. On the way home we stopped at Lowe’s for a few things, so I grabbed 8 little pots of Petunias and some potting soil. It was a beautiful day for planting, low 70’s, sunny, and breezy.
It’s been a magical and wonderful 3 years, filled with love and respect and friendship and more fun than I could have ever imagined. Every day is an adventure and I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you!!! Hopefully in Hawaii 🙂
And thank you for the gorgeous red tulip and iris bouquet that arrived at my office today!
And not the cute, algae and moth covered variety. The pure, lazy, lay on the couch and do nothing variety! I actually slept until 2:30pm this past Saturday… I think it’s a combination of jet lag from our Hawaii trip [I know, poor me…] and work being completely bat-shit crazy for the past few months, particularly since I’ve been back.
My friend and former neighbor Martha [we lived next to each other for 7 years before I moved to Ipswich to live with hubby] is downsizing, and asked if I’d come to her house last week to see if I’d be interested in anything she was getting rid of. Yay!
I had today off from work. I had some extra vacation time built up, so I’ve taken 3 Wednesdays off over the past couple months. I like taking Wednesday off because you work 2 days, then have one day off, then work 2 more days, and have 2 days off. I prefer shopping on weekdays because the stores are blissfully vacant, so Wednesdays are perfect for errands.
So much to do that I don’t even know where to start!
I didn’t accomplish everything on the list [obviously, because the list is long!] but I did enough that I feel very accomplished *big grin*
For the first time ever, I have bought something from Houzz.com. To be honest, I’m still not entirely sure what Houzz is… it sort of defies characterization. Thanks to my mom [who discovered Houzz last year] I get their daily emails, which contain links to photo-heavy articles on home decor, architecture, gardens, chicken coops, home offices, kitchen backsplashes, art studios, garden sheds, DIY stuff, and a bazillion other things.