A Busy Day....
Monday, January 02, 2017
Today has been a very busy day. Hubby has been sick with the flu. I'm dreading the possibility that he might give it to me. With my rescheduled surgery looming on the horizon, the very last thing I need is to be sick. I did have a flu shot so, fingers crossed, maybe I won't get it. Hubby has been in bed since Friday and feels stir crazy. We went out for a quick breakfast and we're back in the house. I will probably air the house out tomorrow.
I worked out in the yard this afternoon. First, I trimmed one of the bushes that was growing toward the house. With our warm temperatures and expected rain, the bush has been growing like crazy. Second, I sprayed something on the bushes that have mildew. It will dry on the bushes and rinse off when it rains. It is environmentally friendly, which pleases me.
When I finished the yard work, I rested. Later, I started on my next craft project. I took apart the Christmas flower arrangement that I put in the big clay pot outside. I got rid of the faded, weather beaten flowers. I also took apart the floral filled buckets that I put on the wrought iron plant hanger for Christmas. That was a real job! I had to cut off the hanging wires and ribbons and wash the buckets. When they were dry, I decided to paint the buckets a medium gray. They look pretty nice and are currently drying on the back porch. Next, I went through my bags of silk flowers and prepped them for the arrangements. I used three of the bags to put a new arrangement in the big clay pot. Those flowers are cream and medium pink. I chose the color scheme because the colors will do less fading over time. (Since I will be having surgery on January 24th, I don't know when I will be up to changing the flowers again. These colors will stay attractive for a few months at least.). I really like the way it turned out. I will post a picture of the pot tomorrow, or whenever I get outside to take one. Work on the flower arrangements for the hanging buckets, will need to wait until tomorrow or the next day too. The bucket paint needs to be totally dry before handling them.
I have decided on my New Year's resolution. It will be to take care of myself physically so that I heal appropriately after my surgery and... to take care of myself emotionally to reduce my stress level. I will write more about that at a later date. I need to give more thought as to how I want to go about doing all of it. I may need some doctor input on the best way to approach my rehabilitation after surgery.
I hope all of you had a safe and enjoyable New Years. Remember to make yourself a priority this year!