Saturday, June 7, 2014


So I laughed when I read last months post.  I thought that I had taken care of most of the weeds!  Perhaps in November I will be able to say that they are now gone.  I decided that the weeds have to be a family effort.  So every morning before the kids can do anything else, they have to fill a Walmart bag full of weeds.  Then I secretly go out later and pull more.  One month later they still aren't gone.  Now that we have a fence and our neighbors have landscaped, I HOPE next year won't be as bad.  We just collected every seed from their out of control weeds in our yard.

We also got rid of the new bunny.  Her baby that all the kids got so attached to, died.  When her third litter all died, I decided that I couldn't take all the heartache and tears from the kids.  Spaying her would cost about 200.00!  Obviously that wasn't going to happen.  We gave her away last night and the girls were in tears again.  I really hate pets.  Jess is picking up a spayed, female bunny from the humane society to keep cuddles company and to pacify the girls.

Besides planting flowers out front, we planted our first garden!  I am pretty excited.  We have two boxes of tomatoes, 5 rows of peppers, onions, kale, a box of strawberries, zucchini, crook neck squash, eggplant, and rhubarb.  I also noticed our two peach trees, nectarine, and asian pear all have some fruit on them.  That was a happy surprise since I thought it would at least be one more year until I got any fruit.

This is my first full week of not working and I am loving it.  It's amazing how much I can get done in one day.  I also have a goal to get more healthy over the summer.  I wasn't able to exercise very much over the last couple years while I worked.  I am hoping to get more in shape and loose 8 pounds.  I am down 3 so far…we'll see.