Sunday, April 26, 2009

All In A Weekends Work


Nothing says spring like landscaping. And nothing says exhausted like landscaping. I suppose we could have dished out a few hundred dollars to get our yard cleaned up in under an hour, but what fun would that really be? Wouldn't you rather it be 88 degrees with the sun beating on your neck, while running a wheel barrow back and forth and smelling the sweet fumes of baked manure? What's the matter? No sense of adventure?

Honestly, at this point, the idea of selling one's soul to get the best landscaping team here to perform their magic on my lawn sounds pretty tempting. I say this because I too smell like a petting zoo, and my husband has been snoring on the couch for the past half hour and the sun is still up. The kids are gnawing on some left over Easter candy because the thought of firing up the oven does not appeal to this Mommy. I have loaded a Scooby-Doo DVD for now hoping that buys me some extra time with the hunger issues.

The landscaping honestly started yesterday (like everything else). Five yards of mulch were being delivered while the man from Lowe's arrived to install our new screen door. The grandparents arrived to take the kids to Great Grandma's birthday while I took off to the car dealer in hopes of sealing the deal on a new van.....and boy did I ever!

I am the proud owner of a Volkswagon Routan. Love it, Love it! Dual DVD players, power doors, Sirius Radio, a backup camera, and new car smell. What else could a girl ask for?

I do have a send a special shout out to my parents who while visiting yesterday jumped in and helped with the landscaping. It's so nice to have parents who have green thumbs. My Dad took first place in the Philadelphia Flower Show once or twice a few years back. His keen eye and Mom's love for planting helped us complete this project.
Despite our greatest efforts, it looks like the landscaping may not be finished tonight. There is still a small pile left in the driveway to redo the kids play area. We could push ourselves a little harder, but once Hubby said the word "ice cream" out loud, he lost me. So off to Dairy Delight we go. Hope everyone had a great weekend as well and toasted all your efforts with a Hot Fudge Sundae!

10 comments:

Donna said...

Love the Van...the garden was such fun to help out with,love the Disney lawn ornaments! A day spent with the Grandchildren...well who could ask for anything more. Love you much, MOM

Anna Lefler said...

That looks sooo pretty! I'm (almost) motivated to put in an honest day's work around here...

I said *almost.*

:^) Anna

Gena said...

I love landscaping. No way would I bring someone else in. Even with my injuries, I am right there, picking out plants and instructing others where to put them. I've done some indoors. Dirt is good for you!!!

ModernMom said...

Ha! Nothing says exhausted like landscaping! I totally agree. Every year as I'm digging away, or raking up the cursed leaves, I find some new crazy muscle I didn't know I had.

Kathy B! said...

ooooh! New car :) It sounds awesome. We're still clinging to our rapidly growing ancient Honda Odyssey...

I bet you're sore today!

Native American Momma said...

That looks exhausting. What a great job you did though!

Sonia said...

If I wasn't renting, I would so put the effort. So, I'll just have to admire yours. Maybe I'll print it out and stick it on my window :)

Jennifer said...

You got a new car AND your yard is landscaped? WHAT AN AWESOME WEEK! :-)

Cassie said...

The landscaping looks great SITSta :-D

Irishembi said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again,

I want to be you when I grow up.

In the meantime I'll just complain about the heat.

Looking forward to hearing more about the sparkly new VW! They weren't available yet when we were looking.