I’ve been making it a goal to spend at least ten minutes each day weeding in my many garden areas and it’s paying off. I still have a lot to do, but the progress is visible as less green (maple seedlings) shows against the brown of the mulch. Once I’ve gotten the maple seedlings and other pull-able weeds out I’ll grab the trowel and dig out violets. Once the violets are out of the garden it will be time to dig them out of the yard where they come close to the garden. Why can’t the rabbits eat the violets and dandelions and leave my flowers alone?
I borrowed a dandelion fork from my mother-in-law and went through the yard. I’m getting one for myself. About a third of the tap roots broke, but I still think the tool works well. There are more to be dug this year, and every summer will bring new ones. DH used to practically manicure the lawn, but doesn’t do much beyond mowing now, so I’m trying to do some old fashioned weed control when I have time. I was never fully comfortable with the chemical spreading anyway.
Within the next week I want to get some seeds planted as well – another reason to get the weeding done. Last year I put in candy tuft seeds which were labeled as annuals, but I was hopeful they’d reseed and sure enough I have a bunch coming up! I got myself lilies (from DH and the kids) for Mother’s Day, and some of those are poking up already. I want to plant canterbury bells in front of and slightly into the lily area. I’ve got St. John’s Wort for a partly sunny area under our dining room windows, and I’ll have to decide what’s going in the hanging baskets. I also have pots to get some herbs started in. A trip to Lowe’s for the dandelion fork, perlite, and potting soil is needed.
The school still hasn’t posted the calendar for the 2015-2016 school year and I’m getting antsy. They sent out a couple of key dates, but I really need the whole thing before I start the lesson plans. Part of me says to just follow my own schedule for DD2 and if it matches the public schedule, great. But, if I had her doing school work when the other two had a day off it wouldn’t go well. I’ve got the blank lesson plan pages, the assignment sheets. and the grade book pages all ready to go. What I need to do is start working on the report card. i can work on the comment section, even though I can’t tally the final percentages for grades.
What I need to get moving on is sewing. I had a good run for a short while but it didn’t last. Maybe with the coming of summer. The girls both need some pajamas, and my oldest wants to learn how to sew, so I’ve told her that she’s going to make her own. She also needs new lunch box napkins. There are only two more school years to go, but her set of napkins is falling apart. Back when each child was getting ready to start first grade, I found a remnant of fabric that I thought they would like and make it into 6×6 napkins for them. DH was wary of sending them with our son, but he doesn’t seem to mind. DD1’s fabric is embroidered, so that may have made it a bit less durable. We’ll just go through my leftover bin to find the next fabric for her.
There are always way more things which I want to accomplish than I actually get to. I keep aiming big on the hope that I’ll get to the bottom of the list.