Friends! I am back from vacation. I sure have missed everyone although there was a bit of time on vacation that I thought ... "work? why go back to work?" This vacation was the first one with Anna where Uri and I actually felt on top of things. No pumping, no formula, no bottles, much less crazy. We managed our shit (being able to carry all of your own luggage and child without help or Skycap). The plane went fine, the place was nice, we all had fun. But alas, I did return to work and I think it's a good plan in general so that I can support my growing JCrew problem... my precious.
So anyway. This post is about something I am very excited about - an emergence of an actual hobby: gardening. Did you hear that? I am developing a HOBBY. This is probably only mind blowing to other parents who know how difficult it can be to enjoy something of your own when you have a wee one. But thanks to the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, I was able to do some stuff around the yard on Tuesday. I wish I was half as good as a photographer as Uri but behold the fruits of my labor:
Walkway to front door
This may be the first time I've planted something in the ground itself and not a pot.
And then, my friends, I had my glory. I bought some hedging shears and straight went to town on some bushes:
I made those things my bitch. Let me tell you. If you've never hedged before, I highly recommend it. It was so glorious. I was sweating and talking out loud to the bushes; it was so much fun. My biceps are still sore! The bushes were definitely my greatest achievement but without a before picture it's not too exciting. Well, even with a before picture it probably wouldn't be that great - but that's okay. I am proud.
Princess Nebraska suggested planting some lettuce, so I hope to do that this weekend. Anna has her own watering can and she helped for a little bit but the lure of the mousekatools was too great for her. That's fine though - after the vacation of much togetherness, I think we both enjoyed a little time to chill.
I really hope I can keep this up. I love having something for myself. Before Anna was born I quilted for a minute, but there is so much involved in that, it's hard to do with a toddler. Not to mention all the pins. I know I go back and forth about whether I can fit in exercise or not and that's one great thing about gardening - it's exercise as well. Nothing like a spin class but still, better than sitting on my butt.
Enjoy the weekend!