5/25/09

And still another day.....

We have had a lovely but also productive Memorial Weekend.

On Saturday we got outside on a glorious day and planted another tree in our front garden, please note that is the 'royal we' (i.e. the Hubster!). Since we moved in here, this is the fifth tree 'we' have planted, so we are definitely doing our bit for the ozone layer! We already had the huge ancient Cottonwood and a mature Maple, but we have added another Maple, a Crab Apple and three different Ornamental Pears. There is no doubt trees add character to a property over time and we are big advocates for them.

This was followed by the Hubsters Alumni Ball, where I had a right laugh sitting next to one of our teachers moms. Then we had a drop-in visit by two pairs of cousins, which was also fun. Of course the likelihood of this had resulted in some manic tidying on my part through Friday night and Saturday. You probably won't be surprised to know I am just a wee bit of a tidy house OCD victim when visitors are due!

Sunday started off great with Jenson Button winning the Monaco GP in style. Then we popped into town, partook of some Mexican and got groceries. After which we returned home, the Hubster mowed and we then spent the evening pruning the dead out of Crepe Myrtle shrubs and lopping low tree limbs.

So as of Sunday night not only the house, but also the garden is pretty darned ship shape! The plan for Monday, attend a Memorial ceremony at our cemetery and then absolutely bugger all, apart from grill a rack of Pork Ribs and lie in the hammock.

The one cloud on the horizon all weekend, the huge zit from hell right between my eyebrows I've been battling with! And this was taken after 2 full days of attack on my part with every weapon in my arsenal. It was an utter nightmare when it was still fully loaded and stood proud about 2 centimeters from my face!

17 comments:

Kay said...

I love trees. That's our one sadness about our yard here in Hawaii. NO room for big trees. Your yard will have lovely shade and beautiful spring flowers.

Sorry about the zit. I know how annoying that can be but you're gorgeous zit or no zit.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Share don't scare!

Loving the tree planting and it does so add character to a property. Enjoy your lazy memorial day.

Gaelyn said...

Yard is looking good, always right to plant trees. Love your freckles, what zit? Have a great day in the hammocks and enjoy the ribs.

The Factory said...

Do you live on Wisteria Lane ? If so can you get me Bree's number ?

Pat said...

What a lovely neighborhood, and you have enhanced it with the new trees and the garden upkeep!

Have you tried rubbing alcohol?

Daryl said...

STOP picking/popping ... get some peroxide and dab ..let it dry... I wish I could send you some Kiehls' zit stuff .. go there, online, buy some!

Nat said...

Great trees! Keep up the good work. Hope the zit is feeling better. Hi!
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Expat mum said...

You crack me up!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

You've been busy !!
Everything in the garden is looking ship-shape your hard work has paid off.
Dab a bit of concealer on the bump and go on....

Fred said...

I love playing gardener. One of our favorite shows in the UK was Ground Force. I could never do it as well as they did, though.

I hope the unwanted facial growth has disappeared. I occasionally get one or two, and I'm over 50!

Mare said...

Love trees, and you certainly have put in a lot of time and effort in grooming the estate!!
Looking good!

Denise said...

You have a beautiful garden and your trees are going to look fantastic. Your neighbors must love you. You still have a lovely face ;) I agree with Brit in Tennessee on the advice.

Flea said...

Oh I HATE adult acne. Sucks. But I love your pretty trees. And that y'all are getting at least some of the rain. :)

pamokc said...

Sounds like a great weekend to me! Re the zit -- I always get that scene from My Big Fat Greek WEdding in my head --- did you try Windex? LOLOLOOL

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Hat's Off to you Brit Gal!!!!

You are the bravest woman in the internet - posting zit pics!!! I'm in awe of your self esteem and cool calm demeanor!

Loved seeing the pic of your hubster in cowboy hat by the way!

LadyFi said...

That zit is standing to attention! I love the fact that you can blog about it...

Jammmie said...

Ewww. TMI! LOL. hope it;s gone for good now!