Last week I didn't blog. It was because I was crazy busy with house and yard work. Matthew turned 30, and we had a backyard party to celebrate. Nothing like hosting a party to get ya to work your ass off around the house. We had started a brick patio last year, but it turned out to be the wrong size and shape, so moving and adding to it was the biggest task in the yard. I also planted and weeded A LOT. Makai was my little helper.
It's taken 5 summers to get as far as we have with the yard. It's nothing spectacular, but it sure was a lot of work. Maybe this year I will finally spend less time wrestling weeds, moving dirt, and axing un-dead bushes, and more time actually nurturing the plants. It sure makes you inspired by spring in a very special way when you have your own space that suddenly comes to life. I get all dreamy every time I get a wiff of the viburnum flowers outside our bedroom windows.