Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Missing in Action
I'm sorry I keep disappearing. Things have been kind of busy around here. Lets catch up. Mostly my time has been spent in therapy with Panda, or at any number of medical visits. I'm back on bed rest. We lost our home birth again and are now considered extremely high risk. Without going into to many details I am now facing 4 very real, very life threatening issues, but that's depressing. Lets talk about more fun things.
My gardens are blooming and quite beautiful. They are my bright spot, I mostly only get to view them from my upstairs windows these days. Mum used to say that flowers are food for the soul.... My soul is very hungry right now, so it's a good thing my wildflower garden is so lovely.
It's been a battle of the thistles around here, and I tried to sneak away when I could.. But we may be at a point where the thistles just get to take over. See that behemoth in the back? That thistle was over 15 feet tall when I finally chopped it down the other day. I wanted to see how tall it would grow, but Bear wanted it cut down before it could go to seed (that party pooper).
As for my veggie garden...... The thistles are thriving there as well. This is a before picture. I've since weeded and poured vinegar on the walking paths to help prevent any new growth. I don't think I will be able to weed again this summer so hopefully that will be enough.
This is what it looked like after the weeding. It is about two weeks old, so things have grown up a bit since then. This year we are growing lettuce, basil, cantaloupe, tomatoes, snap peas, and acorn squash.
As for the adorable picture at the start of this post? Well in two weeks Panda's best friend's Mommy is getting married and Panda was asked to be the ring bearer. I dyed the shirt because I could not find a purple toddler shirt anywhere for the wedding. I will be hacking off the bottom of a onesie to Frankenstein graft it on the bottom of the shirt to help it stay tucked in. I made the suspenders out of some fabric I had around the house using THIS pattern.
And the hat I made using THIS pattern. Doesn't he look dapper? I'm hoping the wedding goes off without a hitch. Crossing my fingers that he doesn't try to jump out of the wagon they are planning on pulling the flower girl and him down the isle in (or have a melt down), but at least he is well dressed. I might be skipping Toddler Thursday next week as well, but hopefully I will have a different post to put up. This coming weekend is my Mother's Blessing (our baby shower alternative). I'm crossing my fingers that the weather will be kind and we can have it in the back yard. Actually, I have my heart set on having it in the garden, so please cross your fingers for us. It should be a lovely time and I hope to have many beautiful pictures to share then. Till next time, shine on.