What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, May 31, 2013

Happy Weekend!

The first two bearded irises bloomed today.  (It must have been the dew.)

Thanks to 'gardening week' my house is entirely trashed...why can't a clean house AND a sown garden EVER happen simultaneously?  Please- nobody stop by unexpectedly  M'kay?!?!  Give me at least a 20 minute head's up to get the waterlogged Judah undies off the kitchen floor and the crumbs left from breakfast wiped off the dining table.  

I put walkways in the garden this morning making it semi-labyrinth-esque which is fun.  Tonight the Mister and his tractor are going to help me put sawdust down on them.

 I planted the summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, (the first batch of) corn, swiss chard, and green beans (and made a trellis for them) so far today.  

That list sounds impressive if you don't think about the fact that I hoped to have the WHOLE garden in by tomorrow- and I don't.  Not even close.  Beets?  Lettuce?  Spinach?  Carrots? Garlic? POTATOES?  Acorn squash?   Better stop thinking about it.....

My husbands' boss (and his family) are coming to dinner on Sunday...not a good time for the house to be trashed.  Saturday is going to be 'disaster clean up' day.  fun.

I have looked in NO LESS THAN TEN stores for kale to plant and I can not find seeds anywhere.  It is frustrating. 

I hate that I didn't order plants/seeds from catalogs this year.

It is 90 degrees and I've been working in the garden all day so guess what we are doing tonight?  BUYING pizza!

I have five loads of laundry to fold tonight during movie night.

I intended to crochet some edging around pillowcases for a(n already late) bridal shower gift during movie night- but laundry takes precedence (again).

I am sweating like a pig and going to head out to go splash in the hose like my children.  Smart ones, they.

Have a happy weekend~

Stay Cool


Full of Grace said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Photos! :) I've nothing in bloom right now (except my calla lilies, maybe I ought to take their photos ;) ) to take pictures of so I will just enjoy yours :)

Ruth said...

I would so like to get the rest of my garden things out, but the over-abundance of rain we are receiving these last weeks is keeping me from doing so :(
So in the meantime I'll enjoy hearing about your garden planting :)
I really do enjoy ALL your posts about growing things! So please keep on writing them:)

Mari said...

I think most of us in the east (at least Maryland and north) are going to cool down starting tomorrow or Sunday, so maybe planting on Monday will be cooler and easier...?

Julian said...

I live in texas it was 91 yesterday! I have tomatoes, greens, roses, camillea, gladiolus, green beans, hyacinth, daisies, geraniums, and a butterfly garden.
You sound ambitious too!;). Good luck on your house cleaning today! Hope there will be a little rest tomarrow;).

mapleleafmom said...

i'll check for kale seeds when i'm out today...i'll mail them to you..

Rebecca said...

Elizabeth- even better? A trip over to see them in person! Lunch, anyone?

Ruth- enjoy the rain (and the reprieve from garden work) while you can! It is bound to clear up/dry up soon!

Mari- I hope so because I still have LOTS to do! :-)

Christina- ahhhh a butterfly garden. Camillea. galdiolus. You are speaking my language...

Mapleleaffarm- you are super sweet. But good luck with that! If you do find them- tell me where, pretty please? Of course- ordering from a catalog would save all this headache!

Abigail said...

Re.: Gardening workload.
I KNEW that there was no way on God's green earth that you would plant just one a day. I almost scoffed when you said it but bit my tongue instead. I should have scoffed!

Glad to hear you've accomplished so much, though! When it's done, it's done, thank goodness. (I still extend my two lazy hands, for the record.)

Abigail said...

p.s. I'll check my kale seeds; I may end up having extra, and, if so, you're getting them.

...they call me mommy... said...

Gorgeous flowers!!!...can't wait to see pictures of your garden!! :D