My sweet toothed daughter made homemade caramels today. During my witching hour. That would be my second favorite candy, next to heath bars. Ate it till I was almost sick, it is idiotic.
I am bringing big rocks over from my neighbors house for my rock garden. I pile them into the back of the highlander then dump them on my pile. Soon I will have to do some sort of arrangement and start planting around them.
The lawn is dead, again, I will now, finally be looking into grass alternatives. Currently thinking of using a mix of Creeping Thymes.
Dh is worried I will decrease the value of the home if I don't have any grass. I think having an environmentally friendly as well as an extremely low maintenance 'yard' will increase the value. He just likes to argue this stuff out, cause he knows that since I do the work I will make the final decision.
Landscape, like many things, I do not feel comfortable paying for when I am capable of doing it myself. Not that I will get to it all. When we built our home in Florida we hired a Landscape Architect to do it, but I had not had a Master Gardener Class yet. I do the same thing with art. So as a consequence, we have a few bare walls at our house.
I put a sealant on the steps and railings to my deck today. Hoping to power wash the deck part tomorrow then stain a compass rose into the center of it, then seal the last bit. Would love to finish it by this weekend.
I am almost finished with the giant doily rug I crocheted. I just need to put the final border on it. It will be almost 5 feet across. I plan to donate this to a fund raising auction. Then make one for my master bedroom, then hopefully start selling them. I found the idea on ETSY and she sells them for $600.Doily Rug Crafting Meaningful Home - Homes Result - Architecture News and Home Design Collection It takes about $70 dollars worth of material and 10 hours of crocheting, that doesn't include picking up the materials and delivering it of course. I can do them at night while DH has control of the remote. It is pretty mindless so I can keep company while I do them. Would love to be able to sell at least a few. The other nice thing is that one spool of the cotton makes 1 rug, no leftovers, I like not having to deal with what to do with the small bits left over from a project.
I hope your landscape project goes well. And I guess we are just going to have to muddle through this mind game we play with ourselves.