Weekends are too short

I realize that people used to have to work every day, from sun up to sun down.  But, I bet those people weren't very happy.  And, we're lucky that we don't have to live like that.  But, this whole 5 days on, 2 days off could still be improved upon.

I started Sunday by cleaning up the messes I made working in the yard on Saturday.  I'm cleaning last year's leaves out of beds and cutting damaged leaves off the aspidistra.  And, finding things that we stuck in the beds and forgot about.  I'll never get to all the things I want to do in the yard, which is a good thing because there's always something to look forward to.

You all hear me talk about my stone path all the time.  It winds through the garden, letting me get up close to the plants. 

Plants are just jumping out of the ground.  Not many blooms yet, still a little early.  But, we're having days in the 80's, so it won't be long.  The roses are all setting buds and the mock orange is about to explode in a fountain of white.

I go out and dig in the dirt and get it all up under my fingernails and my hands hurt and I'm a little bit allergic from dragging moldy leaves out of flowerbeds. 

But, I love it.  I love the constant variety and the new things that happen unexpectedly and waiting for something for a year and seeing it emerge and go through it's annual cycle.

Like running into an old friend.  This last pic is behind the shed.  Still got some cleaning up to do on this side of the yard.  This is where Rob was working over the last couple weekends, so I was trying to stay out of his way.

On a quilty note, I got this quilt bound. 

I cut three bindings before I found one I wanted.  I did a red one and hated it against the back.  Then, I cut a dark blue one thinking, oh, it's dark blue.  It will look good with the back.  NOT.  Then, I cut this gold one.  So, I have two more bindings ready, I guess I'll have to make two more Linus quilts to go with them. 

No problem.

The baby quilt is together.  And, on Saturday, we picked up a back that's been washed and is ready to iron.  I'd show you the top, but I folded it up to take to JoAnn's and it got all wrinkled.  Because I apparently love to iron.  NOT!

I made a really good effort on the baby blanket.  I did what she asked for.  I wouldn't wrap a baby in it, but I'm not this baby's mom.  Part of what I did worked.  Part didn't.  It is the best I could do and I'll try to take a picture later, just to show what not to say yes to when someone asks you. 

Yesterday, we had lunch with our friend LD.  That's always a great and inspiring trip.  She is working a puzzle and Rob and I both stopped at the table for a while.  That was addictive.  Then, I came home and did chores and cooked some food and cleaned some house and got ready for another five on. 

Gotta do something about that. 

Everybody have a great Monday!  Another day in paradise.  But, at least I've found a good music app, so there will likely be chair dancing.  I don't think my young co-workers understand. 

That's okay.  One day, they'll get that it's more important to enjoy the day than to just sit there and act professional. 

Not that they're all that professional.  But, they're young and have a different standard for what professional looks like as is illustrated by their shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops.