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!