Saturday, April 30, 2011
Getting By with a Little Help from My friends
Mother Nature waits for no man, or woman and although I've been fatigued, I must get the garden ready for my daughter's graduation party at the end of May in addition to prepping the house should we have to have it inside....and things are topsy turvey as I emptied out my sewing room thinking (wrongly) I'd put down the flooring I bought in November and get to paint the rooms. Plus, things have just gotten out of hand with my treatment.
On top of that, I'm finishing up two smallish quilts for an exhibition in Dayton along with a bunch of other things. To help out, my former neighbor from Meriden, CT, Susan Varanka, came down to help. Yesterday, quilty friend Chris Landis joined us for a rapid fire weeding and edging session so we could put down mulch. It has been so rainy that it is a struggle to get things ready. Chris spent the better part of the day with us yesteday and today, another MVAQN quilty friend, Lori Gravley joined us to finish up the weeding in front and lay down mulch. On top of this, tonight is my daughter's prom night.
I just came off a treatment on Thursday and so the steroids kept me going yesterday and for the better part of today. We got most of the front yard mulched...three more smaller beds and we'll be done...one large one needs to be weeded. Then, I'll start on the backyard. Lots of work to do and very little time to do it in, especially for this old bird who will have to crash and recover from the treatment.
Without great friends like these who don't mind getting down and dirty in the garden, I'm simply not going to make it. Thanks so much for your help guys. It's looking great.