Here is my work in progress. That top section took way longer than I had planned. It was not as much fun as other sections so I was not working really fast on it. I was really happy to put the last stitch in that section. It is beautiful. Aww, crud. Just now as I was looking at the photo I see that I missed a spot. sigh...
Today was a lovely day. The winds had totally died down. This afternoon I started to work on the backyard but ended up in the front yard. I still had bedding plants in their containers so I wanted to get them in the ground before it was too late. I also got my jasmine planted along with my red calla lily. I had California poppies growing wildly that I transplanted to nicer places in the yard. I love poppies and the orange pops in my color scheme of my garden. I also moved some really pretty alyssum around. My neighbor and I love to talk gardening, so I got to chat with him for a while. His daughter came along and told me that my front yard looks so beautiful. That made me feel really good. It makes me feel like I am contributing to the neighborhood by making sure my front yard looks nice. Pretty much everyone on my block works to keep their houses and yards looking nice.
Liesl and I worked it bit on our homework for her training class. I am so surprised by how quickly she learned the hand signals. She is so smart. She gets so excited when she shes that we are going to work on her commands. I love the fact the she enjoys it so much. She is a pretty smart little dog.
I got to play a little on the internet this afternoon, too. I found that Safeway has a pretty good web page with lots of stuff on it. Sales, coupons, healthy living recipes, grocery lists that you can print out. I was pretty impressed and vowed to use it more often. I also found that they have home delivery in my area. I don't like going to the grocery store, but even less so when I am super duper busy. I am thinking that in really busy times of the year, like the holidays, this might be well worth it instead of fighting the crowds.
The other thing that I did research on is worm bins for recycling kitchen scraps. I found that they are actually pretty easy to make. My coworker has a worm bin and offered to give me starter worms. I am thinking that this is a project I will have to tackle soon. Worm casings are really good for soil, too. I learned alot and I am excited about getting started on it.
Well, it has been a wonderful day. I am off to say my prayers of thanks for it.