Mother's Day started off with Zip and I taking a drive through the country side. We love going by the Mennonite churches and seeing the buggies all lined up.
The horses stoically wait to be on their way home.
The kids worked in the yard and flower beds all day. They went above and beyond the call of duty.
They set up the small water garden. We still need to get some plants so the fish can hide in them. It looks kind of bare not, but once the ferns start to grow out, it will be lovely.
They added to the plantings beside the wash house and put mulch on it. The larger hostas were the ones we planted last year. That's Kami in the background working hard.
Brad and Kami love yard sales and always find really nice stuff.
They found two of these benches for $5 each.
Now those of you who don't live with cats and love them beyond reason and don't think they are the most perfect (maybe a few tiny idiosyncrasies) creatures that ever walked the earth, you can skip over this part because you will not understand.
We were so glad to get a bench that had already been initiated! Yes! There were cat scratches all along the top rail of the back. And look at the leg . Cat barf!!!
Our kitties don't have to do a thing. The bench has already been made acceptable by other cats. What a find!
I was in charge of planting the hanging baskets for the front porch. I swore I would not plant petunias again because they didn't grow as full as I wanted them too last year. But somehow they sneaked in to the planter again. Just couldn't resist the lovely pink color to go with the geraniums.
Instead of getting a flower planter for our little back porch, Zip and I liked this planter of lettuces that we can use in salad.
Brad and Kami had a lovely little Japanese maple growing by their water garden in Fayetteville. They dug is out and brought it along when they moved in but unfortunately it didn't survive. They have been so expensive at the greenhouses that we've visited that we decided not to replace it. Then much to our surprise, they had them for $12.99 at Aldi. Who would have thought there would be pretty little trees in the grocery store? We bought two. They will have to grow out a bit to be really pretty. We can wait.
Earlier in the spring we put shutters on the addition. It's looking like home!
The kids had planned to cook a Mother's Day dinner on the grill. After working so hard all day, Zip and I decided that they deserved a break. Instead we had Japanese for dinner. Mom was very happy to have sushi and tiny shrimp dumplings.
Happy Mother's Day, Mom! Snore!!!
I want to thank all of you for your kind comments on my last post. So many people suffer silently from depression. I don't feel that it's something to be ashamed of. I hope talking openly about it can maybe encourage someone else to seek help.
I am taking the medication the doctor prescribed and it is helping. There aren't huge changes in my mood, but it's enough to be encouraging. I would still like to have more energy. Don't we all want more energy??? So far I'm happy with the results. Every day I feel the urge to get up and out and do a little more.
So thank you all for your support. I really appreciate it!