Apparently I took an unintentional Mother's Day break from blogging. The end of last week just got away from me. Nothing huge. I was just dealing with overflowing toilets and related leaks, starting a new dance class in the late afternoon (a first for us--most of our classes are early), and attempts at gardening.
We added a playhouse to our back garden last week (best Craigslist find ever--it was free). The playhouse has a fantastic English cottage look to it. Miss Marple should absolutely be living in this house. To complete the look, Clare and I went flower shopping last Friday and found some marigolds, begonias and lavender to put around the little playhouse. We just haven't gotten everything in their designated pots yet. I am realizing that gardening with a five month old is challenging. We must wait until Baby Anne is sleeping and then work as fast as we can. We must come up with something for her to sit in outside other than her car seat. If anyone has any ideas, let me know.
Over the weekend, I randomly ran across this picture.
I now desperately want something similar to this for our garden. I am not a woodworker and do not readily have scraps of aged wood sitting around. I truly don't know how I am going to get this sign, but I will figure out something. I will have to scale it down to fit in our garden and I will need to choose the places most appropriate for us (for example, I could do without the Emerald City, but Mr. McGregor's Garden and the Secret Garden are a must). I will report on my progress.
I will try to blog more faithfully this week. My goal is always five times per week. This allows me to stay in the habit, record the best memories and hone my writing craft. However, this goal can be challenging with the demands of motherhood. Still, I think it is worth it.