Thursday, April 19, 2012

Journal - Restful Week

This week has been fairly quiet and uneventful for us, something we needed after all the trips to Omaha and working in the yard and such. Joni needed it especially since she had a pretty wicked cold over the weekend. We ended up not even going to church on Sunday since she just wasn’t feeling up to it.

Monday was cloudy and cold and windy so we pretty much just sat around the house all day.

Tuesday was a little nice so I got out and did a little mowing. I did the front yard and up both sides of the house.

Wednesday was a very nice day: sunny and warm and not very windy. Joni started mowing and did most of the back yard, from the house all the way out to the road. While she was doing that I gave Sassie a bath, her first of the season. After that I started working on the flower beds along the south side of the house. Actually there aren’t many flowers there, it’s most covered with mint that came from three little mint plants Mom gave us a couple of years ago. It comes back every year and really goes crazy. The beds are bordered by some white, cylindrical concrete pieces that were there when we moved in here. Over the years they’ve gotten out of line and sunk into the ground and I had been wanting to get them straightened up a bit. So I started in on that and got about halfway along the house. I just didn’t have much energy though and called it a day even though I’d only been out for about an hour and a half.

Today (Thursday) was mostly cloudy but still warm. I guess it rained a little bit this morning because when I went out at noon the ground was damp. But the sun was starting to peek out so I went back to work on the south side of the house. I had done the western half of it on Tuesday, so what I had left was the eastern half where nothing much is growing yet. I pulled up all the concrete cylinders, then raked out the leaves and trash that were still in there. This ended up being a much bigger job than I anticipated because there were lots of little trees trying to grow in there. I had already cut out several of them a while back but I found a few more. Also, the roots from those little trees were all over the place, great long ones that grew horizontally just under the surface. After cleaning those up the best I could, I took some of the flowers that had begun growing outside the boundary on the western half of the wall and moved them inside the boundary on the eastern half where nothing was growing. We don’t really know what they are, just some kind of wild flower that came up there I guess. They get pretty little purple flowers on them. Then I put the concrete pieces back in place all nice and neat. While I was doing that, Joni got out the mower and finished up the back yard.

So the whole place is mowed, the flower beds are looking good, and all is right with the world. Let’s see, what will my next project be? Last week at Walmart we picked up a few seeds so it’s getting about time to start turning some soil in the garden so we can get those planted. I got a packet of sunflower seeds as well and I haven’t decided where to put those yet so I need to be thinking about that. I like sunflowers. Oh, and I looked at the weed-eater again. As it turns out, that fuel line just pokes into the fuel tank through a little hole and isn’t attached to anything at all on that side, so I guess all I need to do is get some new line and feed it in through the hole. Maybe next time we go to Kearney we can stop at Builder’s and look for some. It would sure be nice to have that running again.

If you’re wondering, I had no doctor appointment this week. We were supposed to go to Omaha but the doctor didn’t have any openings that would work for us. I’m really bummed out about that. I see Dr. Halsted in Grand Island next week.

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. ESV

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. ESV


  1. Restful week? Tell that to my back! lol

    And Adam finished the last 1/4 that I missed the other day, I just got him started. :) I can't take ALL the credit for it.

    Gardens are looking good! Looking good!


  2. Oh and OMT, those little plants with purple flowers are not weeds, so no need to bring them harm. :D