Tuesday Garden Party-Happy Homecoming 4/5/2011

Today is a wonderful day!  My dear son-in-law is expected home tonight from Afghanistan.  I should have been in San Diego, but due to slides on both highways running out of Humboldt, I decided to put my daughter and granddaughter on a flight Sunday instead of taking a chance on highway conditions.  Woohoo just got the e-mail and auto phone call confirming his arrival tonight at Camp Pendleton.  He has no idea that he will be greeted by his own little mini-me:

Who looks more like this now:

Yesterday was a beautiful day after 10 days straight of rain and I took advantage of it.  I am still feeling really good after the prednisone taper and tried really hard not to overdo it.  Pacing is a mainstay in treatment of fibromyalgia, and I am still getting the hang of it.  I have always been a work hard until you are done type of person, but have had to change my ways….and it is really hard to do, let me tell you!

I finally managed to get my new geraniums planted and added soil to some pots, did a little cleanup and watered everything well (plants covered by overhang). 

With no appointments this week, since I was anticipating being in San Diego, I finally experienced a feeling of possibilities.  All the possibilities of being a stay-at-home wife .  In some ways I feel like I missed my true calling (damn women’s lib), but am going to treasure it now.  Too bad it took fibromyalgia and disability for me to figure it out.

Here are a few highlights.  This is my front door area.  I do a lot of planting for the front here.  I did hose it off after I was done yesterday. The blue pots are from Costco as are the white and red geraniums.

These are my hydrangeas, a white one and a pink one.  I need a blue one!

I had an extra white geranium that I planted along with an older red one that I tried trimming back, it was root bound in a hanging basket.

These are blue columbines that are really hardy:

I added soil to my small assorted colored calla lillies in the wine barrel:

Forget me nots are like weeds!

I hope to get my roses fed this week and some vegetables planted in my raised beds.  But it all depends on the weather….springtime on the North Coast……

Meanwhile I am hopping over to http://www.anoregoncottage.com/ to see what everyone else’s garden is doing.

About Allysgrandma
Passionate homemaker after 40 years of working and raising daughters! Finally time for my first love (other than DH who I met when I was 12)....sewing and quilting.

3 Responses to Tuesday Garden Party-Happy Homecoming 4/5/2011

  1. kristin says:

    That’s wonderful that your son-in-law is coming home! Congratulations!

  2. minervasgardenwriter says:

    Your flowers look wonderful–your containers will be beautiful this year! Very glad your son-in-law is able to return home.

  3. Rekha says:

    Nice to be on your space.. I see you are happy that your son in law is back from afganistan… being a military wife myself I can understand the feeling… you have nice space… happy to connect with you 🙂

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