It has been very busy here since I returned. Much time spent mowing our grass. We live on very uneven and hilly ground, so pushing the mower takes a lot of muscle and endurance. Since I’ve just spent a winter sitting and not moving, I need to GET IN SHAPE! I’ve also been working in the garden, lugging bags of mulch and compost to various destinations in our yard, digging holes, planting, cleaning the house and working at the store. I am tired! I’ve also begun work on this:
I bought this cabinet at auction for $5! Its very dirty, and the paint needs to be stripped and there are dirty cat footprints on the side; but my plan is to strip it, repaint it and shabby it up a bit. It will become the cabinet our television rests on and the cable box, dvd player, etc. will be on a shelf inside those doors.
I started stripping it yesterday and it is much harder than I thought to get that paint off! I am using a citrus stripper, supposedly healthy, but maybe the terribly strong chemical strippers work better? Anyway, between scraping away on this cabinet and putting down mulch and planting my new lilac bush, Mothers Day was busy.
My dear husband suprised me with a beautiful brunch, flowers, and cards from each of the dogs and him! I also received a wonderful box of chocolates. I hope all mothers had a wonderful day. I called my Mom, who hadn’t received my card yet, and told her what a great Mom she is. I also called my sister and my niece, great mothers, also.
This week I plan to drive down to see my niece and her kids. They are getting ready to move to Amsterdam this summer! Her husband’s employer is transferring him there for two years. What a fantastic experience for them! We will miss them but hope to visit.