Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Farmer's Market

This morning, after water aerobics, Hubby and I went to the Oakland County Farmer's Market. We bought our tomato plants, pepper plants, cucumbers and eggplant. I also got a basket of hanging geraniums and some Wave petunias. It was unbelievably warm so we watered the plants well and put them in the shade. Tomorrow will be a more comfortable day for planting. Luella showed me how to pick up stitches on my knitting so I finished one sleeve.

Monday, May 30, 2011

It is Warm Today!

Today the temperature hit 90 degrees. It was wonderful. The only problem is that the back yard is like a swamp. Hubby wore his big boots and put the trellises up for the pole beans. I cut off the dead tulips and planted some flowers in a pot for the container garden. I then sat out in the sun and did some counted cross stitch. I have a quilt on the frame but I didn't want to be indoors. I am also making a sweater for my grandson, Sammy, but I am stuck on the next step. Luella is a sweet lady I met at water aerobics and she is helping me with the knitting. So I will bring the sweater to swimming with me tomorrow.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tomita Japanese HoriHori

I received the most wonderful Mother's Day present from my son Bill. It is a gardening implement and on the label it says "Tomita Japenese Hori Hori G..." It is the most amazing tool for use in the garden. It took out clumps of grass in the rose garden like butter and I edged the front flower gardens with ease. It looks like I need some kind of permit to carry it legally. My gardens are coming around. Today we did two hours of volunteer work at Tollgate Gardens, then came home, took a nap, and then worked on our own gardens. I really don't have the stamina I used to have. I thought the water aerobics would help but I am not sure it is. I guess this approaching 70 years takes a lot out of you.

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Pretty Good Day

Today I started the day by going to my water aerobics class. We had a substitute teacher who was terrific. I came home and worked on the garden in front of my house. It is definitely a high maintenance garden, because it has two major invasives in it, clustered bell flowers and wild onions. (I am being kind to the onions by calling them "invasives." They are really weeds.) Today was Hubby's birthday so he grilled steaks for dinner and with the cake and ice cream I used twice my weight watchers points. I also had bourbon on the rocks to celebrate Ben Laden's capture. Thank goodness I had weekly points which was better than I did on Easter. The poor man had to make his own birthday dinner, at lunch time I tried to make myself a sandwich and gave myself quite a cut on my thumb.