I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Easter was pretty low key here. I had to work Saturday so we planned lots of things for Sunday afternoon- only a few of which happened. We had hoped to move dirt from our massive dirt pile to backfill some more behind the retaining walls since they settled over the winter. But, the battery died on the garden tractor and none of us were too motivated to move a huge dump wagon of dirt up hill. So, the children got a break from Easter labor camp. Instead, they sat inside, eating candy and playing video and/or computer games. Yeah... we let them rot their brains like 'normal' kids occasionally!
I wasn't feeling too hot either yesterday or today (some stomach malady- nothing serious- I was just feeling off) so I didn't get as much done as I would have hoped. I did get some laundry done on Sunday afternoon and got the herb garden and iris bed weeded.
For my usually manic Monday, I was busy but don't feel like I got much done. This morning was spent with V on a trip to the home store getting some more decking supplies (and a new battery for the tractor), then we spent most of the afternoon swapping out beams under the old deck so they will mesh together better with the new deck addition that will commence construction soon.
When V didn't need me, I spent time cleaning up near the barn. Last year when the tree fell on the barn we didn't do a very good job cleaning up all the debris and I want to plant loofah gourds there (to vine up the side of the barn) so I needed to pick up the multitude of shingles, nails and bits of boards that were still all around that corner. I got the West side done and part of the South side. But, in order to put up my mini greenhouse much more junk needs moved. Sadly, the South side of the barn has become a 'catch all' space for things- fence posts, livestock gates, scrap wood- you name it, it's probably there- well, maybe not THAT many things.
I guess amongst all of that, I did also manage to bake some bread, do some more laundry and cook up some beans for burritos tomorrow night so the day wasn't a total wash.
I'm still feeling a little off. Honestly, if I had been drinking I would say that I've got a killer hangover- headache, nauseous off and on and tired. But, I haven't been drinking... Not since some wine with dinner on Saturday night, and even then, not enough to have caused a hangover. I am feeling better this evening but even though I feel I slept well last night (something unusual for me!) I'm still just tired. Maybe I'll just get a shower and call it an early night... perhaps I'll even read a book for a while....
We've got another COLD night forecast. I'd better get my little seedlings off the porch before I get too comfortable. I hope we don't get a hard freeze.