I woke up about 5:30am. I reset my alarm for an hour later since the power went off sometime during the night due to the storms. But as I lay there, I kept hearing this little voice sounding similar to Ole Tex's telling me to get my lazy rump out of the bed. So around 6:10 I did. Drank a cup of coffee. Checked email and the Scrap Etc. message board. Then I looked at the time. It was already 7:45! I jumped up. Rushed to my room. Threw on some shorts, sports bra, and shirt. Put on my shoes and stretched a little bit. Then out the door I went.
I ran for just about a minute. Started coughing--and my breasts beating me to death didn't feel too good either. LOL! So I walked very fast, even by my standards, for about 20min. I am typically a fast walker. Some people don't like to walk with me because if I start talking while walking, I lose my concentration of keeping a slower pace for the other person(s). I digress...
After I did that I weeded around some lilies. Then hoed in the large flower bed where I will hopefully be planting 3 new rose bushed in the morning. After that, I put down more mulch in the large flower bed and around the lilies and an antique rose bush. I am trying hard to take care of the antique rose bush because it was my husband's great grandmother's when she lived here. It was planted by my husband's great uncle for his mother. He was a gardener extraordinaire. He is now gone, but I'd love for him to be here so I could learn some tips. I really do miss him a lot. I think he thinks I am doing a great job. Reason I think this is because flowers just keep popping up all over the place. Queen Anne's lace, which besides roses, I associate totally with him popped up. Petunias are found all over. While walking up to where we are going to build our house someday, I found wisteria and gladiolas. Then there was the delphinium that just happened to pop up. Unfortunately my father-in-law didn't see it and bush hogged it down. I should've dug it up when I had a chance.
Now I will be heading outside with my girls for a little swim lesson. More on that later.