Having children, even older teenagers, often prevents you from being as big a baby as you really are. Yesterday afternoon, had I been home alone, I would have curled up on my bed to cry and pout, and watched a chick flick, so I could cry and pout some more about how pathetic my life is.
My daughter wanted to meet her friend Alexandra to go shopping. So I dried my tears and let her drive me over to the starting point for their "shopfest". She's a working girl now, she's got money to burn! Anyway, after dropping her off I picked up a blended coffee to pacify myself and I spotted the Garden Center at Meijer's. This gave me an idea.
An hour later, after hitting 3 garden stores, I am home with 2 beautiful hanging baskets and some marked-down purple vincas(in the picture). My dad had loaned me his hedge clippers, but being my dad, he didn't think I could handle them (even though I have before) so he volunteered to come down and do my bushes.
Talk about working out some frustration!!!
By the time it was getting dark, I had:
- cut the grass in the front and side, including the man next door's front yard (he's handicapped, so I always do his when I'm doing mine).
- cut all the huge bushes in the front and the side, and the big bush in the back (well, my dad did this step).
- raked up all the bush clippings and dragged them off in bags.
- turned over the dirt in my flower bed by the front walk, put out my flowers, and put mulch around them.
- watered all the flowers.
- swept all the sidewalks of clippings, dirt, and mulch.
Pictures to follow. My front yard looks great. I feel better.
As Scarlett O'Hara said, "Tomorrow is another day".
PS. Thanks for all your kind comments and phone calls (especially a real sweetie from California!). Life goes on.