Yes I do believe that I must be insane to do what I did today. It started out to be a pleasant day. I woke early and had a leisurely morning enjoying my coffee and getting ready for church.
Kate woke up, showered and went to church with her friend while I went to church alone. I sat next to one of our long time members who sings really well. He is a sweet man, I have posted about in the past.
The service was just beautiful. We had a childrens service in which all of the little ones lit the candles, carried the cross, sang, read scripture and then at the end had to announce to the congregation what they were thankful for, one by one. They all did so well, it was just beautiful.
I wore one of my mother's rings to service today and between looking at it, seeing the beautiful little children and singing the hymns, I almost lost it at the end. I was crying. But fortunately I didn't have to go to the ladies room. Going to church is still difficult for me since mom passed away.
After service I ran up to Wal-Mart for a couple of things and then decided to cross the road to Lowes. I just wanted a few more shade plants. They had a BIG sale going on. I ended up with 28 more plants and a 20 pound bag of dirt for $16.00 !
What on earth was I thinking? Twenty-eight more plants to plant in this weather? I don't know what came over me. As I was walking around outside choosing plants, I started to sweat, a lot.
The weather channel said that it "Feels like 100", thanks but I think that I already was figuring this out!
It may not look like a lot but after I got them home, I questioned my sanity. I love to garden, this is not the problem. I hate this heat and humidity, that is the problem.
It was almost noon by now, Katie came home and we had some lunch after which we both fell asleep. Heat will do that to you ! I woke around 1:00 and watched the weather again, you know, just in case the temperature may have dropped 20 degrees since noon.
It didn't. So I changed into the least amount of clothing that I could without risking arrest and headed outside to my trusty Lawn Buddy cart. I drank a lot of water and tea. My hose became my best friend once the water stopped coming out HOT!
I worked for a good two or maybe even three hours. It seemed like days. I was only able to get about nine of them in the ground but here is part of the end result....
Did you know that it is very difficult to dig around tree roots? Well it is, but it was sort of fun as it was all muddy and I was all sweaty and wet from hosing myself off ! I don't remember the last time I played in the mud! I am hoping that I can get some more done early tomorrow morning.
My orange Cosmos started blooming this morning....
And the first Rose of Sharon bloomed this morning as well....
And I also saw the first, o.k. are you ready for this ? Are you sure ?
Alright, I saw the first dreaded "Japanese Beetle" ! Yup, time to break out the Sevin Dust people ! I hate those little !@%# *? ^&%#$@!
Sorry no photo of them. They creep me out !
Needless to say Kate and I didn't work in the basement today because I decided that digging in the dirt while it is 100 degrees would me more fun!
So it is official, I am insane !
I have that photo of my granddaughter and her friends having their lemonade stand. Next time they have one, grandma will teach them about marketing! We could make a fortune with these cute kids! My Sarah is on the right and she was a bit bossy I must say. Perhaps she may have a future in management !
I am so, so grateful that you are here and for all of your lovely comments on my posts. I love and appreciate every single one of you. Really I do.
I feel the need to tell you this because I am afraid that now that you know what an insane woman that I really am, you may never come back ! I wouldn't blame you but I would miss you terribly!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
O.K. I wanted to add one more thing. There is a new blogger in town. Her name is Danielle. She writes very well and she could use some followers. Please take a moment to visit her at her blog, "Lillies of the Soul". Thank you, I know she would love your visits!