I got the front flower beds weeded although the northern one needs to be turned because the grass has grown over. I have a bush of some kind that I found in the weeds that will probably grow better since it can see the sun now. I had forgotten about it. I'm going to plant the echinacea there. It can tolerate some shade and since both beds get early afternoon to evening sun that should be enough. I want color out front. Plus I'd like to cultivate the echinacea since we use it a lot here. I've got a border to put up but it needs stakes or something. I might have to raid the wire coat hangers in Tom's closet and make some.
The dahlias I'll put in a pot once they're free. I should be planting tomorrow or Saturday. The garden is nearly ready for planting but I want the fence up first. I was going to do it today but I've run out of steam. And I need to add soil to the dirt first so it will be a better quality. I'm going to need more potting soil for the front beds and the pots but it's not that expensive and I don't need much in the way of groceries this week.
I just wish I had more energy and stamina. I'm doing more than I'm used to doing but it's still not much. I ate better today and plan on taking Professor on a walk later but I don't want to do too much because I end up down for the count for days afterward when I do that. I'll just have to be the turtle in this race.
I started a new shawl last night. It's just a pattern I found in my knitting dictionary so I thought I would use the brown yarn for that. I thought about making a blanket but I'd just have to put it away soon enough because of the heat. I'll save the blankets for cooler weather. I might start some scarves, too, to sell once I open up my shop. The shopping bag is looking better now that it's smaller. I've got enough cotton to make two of them. I thought about dish cloths but I don't see how I could sell those for what I would need for them. Maybe I could use them as gifts to add to purchases.
I want to start looking into designing jewelry, too. Organic types along with amulet bags and bags for tarot cards and things along those lines. I just need to get busy doing it. Not to mention working on my pencils and oils. Soon I hope to have the energy to do all the things I want to do in the course of a day. I am sleeping better although not consistently better so I'm still playing catch up all the time.
Not sure what to fix for supper. I might make Impossible Pie for the guys. I have a vegetarian dinner in the freezer. Or I could have some butternut squash soup. Or both. Tomorrow is shopping day but I might go later and work out in the yard early since that's when I seem to have the most energy.
Well, the dishes are screaming for me to stick them in the dishwasher. I don't have the energy to do them by hand today. Although it's my goal to stop using the dishwasher since I think it's starting to go out anyway. Then I plan on an early night for knitting, 9 (the movie,) finishing up the Monty Python dvds I got and maybe some reading. I'm reading the Wallander series by Mankell and love them. I have a new favorite author.
I may take some pictures as soon as I have something accomplished enough to show. I know I'm teasing but I will want to show off once I've got things going in the yard.