I am tired. It’s been a working weekend here, and I’m tired.
My part of the furniture finishing is finally done. Sweet Husband will be attaching the new hardware before Wednesday, as well as get the spare bedroom cleaned out so we can move the furniture that is in the bedroom currently in there. Then on Wednesday when I get home, we’ll move the old furniture into the spare room, and the new stuff will go into our bedroom. After all of that, I’ll be working on a post about that furniture and working my way through how I feel about refinishing furniture.
After we finished the furniture, it was time to start working in the yard, particularly since we spent a bunch of money on rescue plants at Lowe’s this weekend, including two full price (I know, I know! We never pay full price for our plants) yellow knock-out roses for the yellow & orange bed. We only need about four more and that bed will be looking some sort of symmetrical with the other.
We cleaned out the all of the beds and cut back all of the dead things. We raked out weeds and pulled out some weeds. Then we put about 30 plants in the ground. It’s exciting to see how many of our plants are coming back. When we were buying clearance plants the last two years, we were buying perennials, so we hoped that everything would come back. So far it looks like the only casualty has been our orange bulbine. Although when I was pulling it out of the ground, it appeared that the roots were still alive. So. I don’t know. I guess we’ll see.
After all of that, I decided that I couldn’t stand the state of my front porch any more so I got busy on pulling the dead pots out of plants and putting things back where they belonged. I have four or five plants that I need to put in pots but I just couldn’t do it tonight. I gave everything a good drink; next Sunday I’ll get things planted and then everything will get a nice good drink of miracle grow. I might also have more plants for those pots. The porch looks so very sad right now. Almost all the plants that comprised my jungle are gone. *sigh* Everything still needs a good sweep and a hosing off, but that will wait.
Sweet Husband and I also booked our anniversary trip. We weren’t exactly sure what we were going to do – there were a ton of possible things that we could have done, a million places we could have gone. In the end, though, we decided to go to New Orleans. It’s close and we got a steal on a room at the Sheraton on Canal for $113/night. We plan to do all of those things that we never do when go to New Orleans: hit up some museums, ate a places we’ve been meaning to go to but haven’t made it to yet because of time and other people’s schedules. We’re looking forward to just playing – leisurely exploring the city and having a good time with each other. If you have any must-not-miss for two lovebirds who have been to New Orleans a few times and want a bit of a fuller experience, let me know.
Saturday night we went to another Gulf Coast Pirates game – semi-pro football. Two of Sweet Husband’s co-workers are on the team, and we enjoy watching some football. A bunch of Sweet Husband’s other co-workers were there as well, along with their spouses. I read a piece earlier this week about making friends as a married couple, and when we were all sitting at Fridays after the game, I realized while I think we have struggled to make friends as a married couple, we have a whole bunch of married/coupled friends down here on the Coast. That makes me happy.
While it wasn’t a normal weekend for us, wasn’t one where we are going a mile a minute and having a good time, we had a great weekend filled with hard work. I’m sore and I’m tired and I know that I’ve got to get myself together for work in the morning, which means a shower and packing. If I were smart, I’d do my lesson plans, but that’s not going to happen tonight.
My intentions for the week include the following:
- Continuing to apply for jobs on the Coast
- Work on my Wellness Philosophy
- Take some pictures
How was your weekend? And what are you looking forward to in the coming week?