Friday, May 12, 2017

A Little of This And That

This past month has been a busy one for me and I haven't had much time for blogging.  I'm not even quite caught up on my 'blog visits' yet but I'm trying to get to everyone.

Several organizations have kept me hopping, as well as helping J with the landscaping.  We are both pretty tired of looking at either dirt or mud, depending on the weather.  Last week we had 11 inches of rain and this week we've had about 2 1/2.  Needless to say, trying to get trees, shrubs and flowers planted and grass sown has proven a bit challenging this Spring but we're working at it.  Since I joined our county's Master Gardener group, I really want to be able to do the planning and planting myself.  J is also a DIYer and luckily has the equipment needed to get the job done.  Here are a few of our projects:
The organizations I'm in have been winding up their activities until after Summer so there have been lots of meetings, conferences, etc.  Our Retired Teachers' group has been busy crafting items to sell at the local craft fair in the Fall.  We've been busy sewing, crafting and creating!
Our DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) chapter recognized one of our local historical societies with a Historic Preservation Award.  We also went to state conference in Kansas City.  While there we visited the Midwest Genealogical Library and I found a lot of interesting and valuable family information!  I'm hoping to add a few more family patriots this summer!  This term, I'm serving as Regent.  
Our Master Gardener group held the annual plant sale (3 weeks delayed because of rain!!).  It was a great success!  The funds will allow us to award a scholarship, as well as sponsor gardening activities in our community.  We have demonstration gardens and I'll be helping our local Council on Aging plant and maintain their garden this year.
My ombre afghan is coming along.  It's something I work on when I'm on long car rides or in the evening watching television.
We've been enjoying our Grilling Porch this Spring.  
J added the stainless steel sink and counter.  The last component will be a small refrigerator.  This outdoor room is really turning into a favorite spot!
I love being busy and serving others but I'm hoping things will slow down just a bit for Summer!  What have you been up to?   Wishing you a fun-filled Mother's Day!



Kim said...

It sees you have had a busy time of it.....busy but rewarding. I am looking forward to seeing your garden grow. LOVE your ombre afghan.

Creations By Cindy said...

You have been one busy gal . I would love to be grilling in that outdoor room . Wow! I just love it . I need your touch with master gardenener . I have several things I need to re-pot and lots of work I need to doing with some garden work but just seems I've no time recently . Hope all the crafts do well as I'm sure they will . What a great benefit . Happy Mother's Day . Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

You are very busy, but I truly understand. It's a busy time of year. Everyone's garden are coming to life. This and that does keep us all buys. Have a fabulous weekend.

living from glory to glory said...

Hi, Well the area you live in is so good for growing gardens and such. But mud is something that always seems to come with the rain LOL
Blessings, Roxy

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

Love your outdoor room and afghan! As for the gardening, it's all going to come together in due time. Remember that Rome wasn't built in a year. I'd say you're making good progress on it.

Bernideen said...

Your afghan is lovely and reflects a long term project! Wonderful! I am hoping to figure out a craft fair sometime too.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Well you certainly have been a busy one! You look pretty in that purple dress. I can't imagine getting 11 inches of rain! 2 inches would be a lot for us! Looks like you are getting a good start on the landscaping- it's not an easy task. I like the afghan colors and design- you'll love snuggling in it during the winter! Your outdoor cooking area is so unique. I've never seen a set up like that. We built a home before the one we live in now and Dan did all the yard work and used the metal part of a box spring pulled behind the garden tractor to smooth things off and it worked really well. We chased sprinklers for a while to get it going and before long we were mowing it!