Monday, May 18, 2009

Dandelion Update and "Not Me" Monday

I think I've almost done it. Almost every single dandelion in our yard has been eradicated. Almost... because every time I go outside I notice two or three that I've missed. I guess they like to keep me on my toes.

As a reminder, here's what it looked like before...

(you can click on the pictures to see the dandelions in all their glory)

And here's how it looks now (Ben even mowed the lawn!!)

In other yardwork news, something in the back actually produced a flower! I'm so excited!! I don't know what it is, and chances are it shouldn't be there, but it looks nice, and it's got purple flowers on it! Also, my super hardy hostas are coming back. Yay!

(L-R mystery plant, hostas)

And that is not all! My lilac bush has green leaves and does not appear to be dead! Sadly, it's not flowering, but maybe it will feel up to that next year. I've been talking to it encouragingly and thanking it for sticking around for another year, so hopefully that will help.

The back yard still needs a lot of work though, so I'll update again later.

I'm sure you'll all be happy to hear that "Not Me" Monday is back again! Here are my confessions things I would never do for this week:

I did not give Fiona a handful of cheetos, which I'm sure are full of chemicals and artificial colours and are not remotely good for babies, just to keep her occupied for long enough for me to eat my lunch sitting down rather than while chasing her round the house. I only ever feed her the most natural, wholesome, nutritious foods. 

I was not complely unprepared for the epic diaper leak that happened at the mall which completely soaked Fiona's trousers and stroller seat. Like all good mothers, of course I had a spare set of clothes with me. I certainly did not use said leak as an excuse to buy not only a pair of emergency trousers, but also two dresses and a really cute top. Not me!

I am definitely not the kind of person who would put all her daughter's bibs in the wash, forget to dry them (for three days) and end up just wrapping her poor baby in a dish towel at meal times instead. No way! Not me!

And finally, I did not get so completely obsessed with dandelions that I seriously considered buying a pocket-sized dandelion weeder so I could dig up dandelions that I spotted in other people's yards when taking walks. That would be totally crazy!! 

Have a good Monday!!


Michelle said...

You don't need any 'Not Me Monday' excuses to buy Fiona new clothes, buying new little girl clothes is always fun, whether they are necessary or not!

Tanya Cothran said...

Towels are definitely cuter than regular old bibs!