You are all probably wondering if I got lost looking for my mojo.....nope.....just takes me 20 times longer to do anything anymore.... I'm not organized at all, and we've had 'stuff' going on.
Remember last Wednesday was Mom's birthday. Well, my Brother's family came up to take her to dinner.
The original plan was just for him to take Mom out, but they all came, and invited us to join them.
So we did.
Mom was so embarrassed when the waitresses brought out a birthday cake and sang to her!
My Shug had to leave early and he went around the table hugging our nieces good-bye. When he got to Dad....well...Dad wanted no part of it!
Mom with three of her grandkids.
Thursday I went to crochet. We've all been kind of doing our own thing.
Friday I stayed home and did stuff around the house....looking for mojo again.....I think I found it!
Saturday My Shug and I spent the day together, moved a pile of bricks, went to a plant sale at a local church, and did some stuff around the house.
Sunday, my Sister, Mom, niece and I went out to eat for Mother's Day. Mom and I got to my Sister's early so we had time to go to a plant sale at Conner Prairie, and we also went to Allisonville Nursery. Now Allisonville Nursery was totally inspiring and I took some pics to show you....later.
We took Mom to brunch at a place in Fisher's called Peterson's.
They had a buffet and I loved it because the food was in bite size pieces. So you could sample a little bit of everything and you don't get all stuffed. I'm not usually one for buffets.
Mom had coffee and it was perfect. And the cup was big so you didn't have to keep getting refills.
My Sister and I had a mimosa.
See how cute the little desserts were.
Happy Mother's Day Sister and Mom!
Now...this is the other thing that I have been doing...ALOT! STILL Moving bricks! My friend Cheryl is helping me. We decided to do it for the exercise.
Just so you get an understanding of this brick pile I keep talking about....here it is.
It's been here for several years and plants have grown up around it, so I've had to cut them back. See how it goes all the way back to the fence.
HUGE pile. I figured we roughly moved over 900 bricks on Monday and that was three trips. We moved them again today and we were both stupid tired.
And I am now wearing one of these pretty thingys on my arm.
I just want it marked off the list. We are close.
Here is a pic of the new piles. Nice and neat and not too high. (cheryl blew a hole in the butt of her jeans today. Hilarious)
So anyway, I'm still here....and busier than I want to be.
Yup, still working on this vacation agenda....and yup, vacation was over two weeks ago! But I'm getting there....we took the car in to be painted and fixed. The one that got totaled last summer. We bought the car back from the insurance company, found the wrecked parts from a 'junkyard' car, and let it sit through the winter. Now it's getting painted. So I'm getting my car back. Mark that off the list.
And those bricks....those damn bricks....finished that story on the house blog.
So, the rain has stopped for the most part. It's been cloudy a lot, but plants are finally starting to bloom. I don't have many flowers blooming out here but I do have trees. Redbud, apple, pear, peach. And I got this idea off of She Junks. You don't always have to put flowers in a vase. You can bring in some tree blossoms!
I've been slowly going through beehives. And moving them. I am putting them all around the edge of the woods.
Rather than spread out in the whole yard.
I've also been painting the hives that died. I want my beeyard to be
colorful. It's where Coral Belle will reside when she is finished.
And I've been painting gourds and turning them into birdhouses. I actually started this project last year. But as it is with most projects around here, you only get stuff started...never finished. Because something else more important than painting gourds pops up.
Hopefully, I will find time to get some flowers. My Shug and I worked together on our flower boxes Sunday.
We dug out the clay and added nice soil. Once I finish those bricks, I'm going to plant flowers.
With all of the hard work I do, why aren't I this tall and this skinny?
I'm 54. A beekeeper, a gardener, and a crafter. I like to read; novels and old cookbooks with history in them are my favorites. I've been married for 17 years to a loving, hard-working man, who makes me laugh. We have two unruly dogs.
We have decided to take a journey together and build a new home on some land we purchased a few years ago. I've created "The House on Hilltop Farm" blog, so I can record the journey. The Bee Lady from Hilltop Farm is about everything else going on in my life.
Nice to meet you.
So, I showed my niece my new (old) camper and she said, "I love the name coral belle. Coral reminds me of the ocean and the color of the camper reminds me of the color of the water in the ocean." (Out of the mouths of babes!)
Rug/Coaster - Mat Sassy - Cheeky Mail - Post Cigarette - Fag (slang for cigarette) Excellent/Awesome/Fantastic - Brilliant Sidewalk - Pavement Shopping Cart - Trolley Deplane (do we really say that?) - Get off the plane Pitcher - Jug Spackle - filler Scone - Scone Station Wagon - Estate Car Faucet - Tap Camper /Travel Trailer - Caravan Trunk - Car Boot Fall - Autumn (some Americans still do say Autumn) Pants -Trousers Underwear -Pants or knickers Sidewalk - Pavement Sweater - Jumper Gas -Petrol Vacation -Holiday Holiday - Holiday (now that's confusing)
Bee Lady and her Shug, Dixie & Winston
Bee Lady with her Nieces, Nephew, and Great Niece!