I had a really lovely weekend ~ a nice mixture of time spent with a friend, getting
things done around the house, and starting evening walks with Brian again.
We really slacked off on the walking during the winter.
You might recall that a month or so ago, I was looking for succulents at Home Depot
and they didn't have any. Well, the other evening we were at HD and while hubby
was looking at boring stuff (gel stain for the front door and register vents), I told him
I'd be in the plant section. I was delighted to find they had gotten in a ton of succulents!
I bought three small ones and planted them in a couple of teacup planters and
a piece of milk glass.
I was also thrilled to see that the spring outdoor plants were on display at Home
Depot. It's always a mental and spiritual lift for me when I start to see beautiful
flowers appearing once again in the garden center.
Speaking of signs of spring, I was walking around my yard this weekend and
was excited to see that the tiger lilies we transplanted around the compost bin
last fall were coming up. This little area used to be a burn pit years ago, but now
that we don't burn any yard waste (still legal in our area, but I have terrible allergies
and burning really drives my allergies insane) and this was an ugly area...plus the
compost bin isn't exactly attractive either, we decided to fill the pit with dirt and move
the compost bin into the center. To make the area more attractive, we planted the lilies
around it. We'll also need to re-seed with grass seed this spring.
I mentioned spending time with a friend this weekend...we spent the morning going
to five thrift shops. My friend was in search of a small dresser, but no luck. In fact,
none of the thrift stores had any exciting treasures. Neither one of us bought anything.
We stopped for a bite of lunch, then on to a local art studio to paint a ceramic piece.
I have not painted ceramics since I was a teenager, so let's just say I was new
to this. The lady that ran the shop did show us a few pointers so that we weren't
totally clueless. I decided to start simple and chose a small bunny to paint...
And this is how the bunny looked when I was done. It goes in the kiln this week and
then I'll pick him/her up. Can't wait to see how it looks when he's/she's all shiny. It was
more fun and relaxing than being serious about what we were painting. This studio offers
various classes, so perhaps we'll take some sort of painting class in the near future.