Joining Amanda for weekending . . . .
This weekend was an awesome ending to a wonderful week of Spring Break.
Boy did we ever need Spring Break-all the toing and froing simply wears me out; I embrace my introversion, but it is a hard row to hoe when you hafta be places.
Friday we watched some crazy German pirate movie; I must say though that the dubbing was excellent.
There was laundry and yard work on Saturday, lots of manure, compost and fish fertilizer. You can guess what I smelled like by the end of the day. The fish fertilizer was actually the worst.
So now we have grapes, new raspberries, baby bear pumpkins, garlic, spinach, kale, radishes, lettuce, carrots, and tomatillos and three kinds of tomatoes started. We finally learned our lesson and decided to succession sow our lettuce and green leafies. The blueberries and strawberries have been fertilized so here's hoping we get a crop.
Finally, we received a good soaking rain. There were dust and pollen clouds here for weeks. The dirt was like fine sand. Now the birds and worms and plants are happy. The mallard couple came back to our temporary backyard pond. I only hope my little seeds didn't get washed away in the deluge.
The best part of the weekend though was the brick and rock painting by the kiddos. They really brighten things up and I just enjoy watching them execute their plans even if it does involve squabbling.
I spent a lot of time reading Adventures of Little Bear. This set was organized a bit like a chapter book. Everytime I tried to stop reading, Eden would tell me we had more to read. Still, despite almost falling asleep on her, I enjoyed watching her enjoy a book I loved as a kid even if Maurice Sendak's drawings of Cat fascinated and kind of freaked me out.
We capped off our weekend with a trip to the bowling alley. I think this activity will be a family favorite.
There was lots of slowing down time which I treasure. Greg was home so that was even better. I had time to just look at the kids-really look at them without having to go do this or that or drag someone here or there. Toing and froing is vastly overrated, but now we are back to it (sigh). Luckily I have been filled up and I think we can make it to summertime.
How was your weekend?