See what happens when you don't have internet access over the weekend...it spills into the week.
So Saturday I spent all day outside. I weeded all the gardens with the exception of the jungle with the poison ivy. Still don't know what to do with that. I also took G-dog for a LONG walk along one of the trails close by. She was totally wiped out when we came back. I needed her to be so I could finish weeding without her staring at me through the screen door. I then went over to get some more plants for the gardens. On my way to the farm stand I called my Mom and invited her to dinner and to stay over since P was out of town and because she is ready to kill my brother for not putting her furniture back in the house (long story). So I made Grape Tomatoes with Shrimp and Romano Cheese over Orzo and salad. We also consumed 2 bottles of wine. This of course opened the flood gates for her. We had one of those mother daughter conversations that goes down in your personal history. There was laughter there were tears...there was TMI (in the form of what is going on with her boyfriend in Anguilla and stuff about my Dad)...and secrets revealed that I intended to keep forever (in terms of stuff you don't tell your mother for fear of how she'll react even if it was something really bad that happened to you). It is better that they are out there now though.
So she stayed over and we had coffee and cheddar dill scones (homemade, thank you) and cherries for breakfast. After she left, I planted my new plants and in the process dug up MORE dafs that I now need to replant in the fall. It looks really pretty out there and now I need to make some hard decisions about the azaleas. They look completely tired out and I don't think anything can bring them back to their former glory. Just means MORE digging.