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The Indefinite Article.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Adolfo Uses Daddy's New Wireless Remote Control on Himself

What a great weekend. We started it off having my sister Lynda, Diego and Dezma over for a camp-in. The kids slept in pup tents in the living room. We made cookies let the kids run wild for most of the night. Carol made a dynamite breakfast the next day - the works - which segued into a really nice relaxing 'spend-quality-time-with-Adolfo' day. Carol taught him how to watercolor and he and I played a good game of chess.

Later, Carol and her mom had a nice business meeting with Diana while Adolfo IV and i went to the park where he met a nice girl who enjoyed playing tag. They played non-stop for nearly and hour. Then, Todd 2.0 (A.SxSW.) showed up, then the Sorensens (2.25) with a big bag of frozen tamales. Delish!

I felt pretty guilty for having such a leisurely day, so i made up for it today. We woke up, went to church, ate lots of free church donuts, came home where i cleared out the compost, started a new one, pulled out the mower and tiller and filled both with new gas, cut the backyard, planted four potato vine seeds, tilled the corner of the front yard and spread compost out.

It's truly amazing the amount of leaves that have fallen off of that tree. The ground beneath the tree (and beyond!) is just choked with leaves and acorns. I raked till my arms were burning.

It was a whirlwind day, i tell you. Hopefully it will pay off.

I also made a visit to the Houston Garden Center on 18th street behind the Whataburger. Wowee, it's a good thing carol told me, specifically, not to buy anything. In my future - four crepe myrlte trees, two dwarf japanese red maples, several bags of composted cow manure and a palette of sod. Oh yeah, and some Listeria vines for the SE facing wall and fence.

4 Comments:

  • Ha! Anthony has tried that "don't spend anything at the nursery today" stuff -- Iuckily, I have a pretty good excuse that by making our garden more beautiful, I may actually get a few more clients, so in order to make money, I have to spend it first, see ...

    Sooooo hard to resist the temptation to buy more plants!!

    By Blogger Amber, at 7:29 AM  

  • It's so true.

    The cool thing about everything i've done in the last couple of weeks (fence, yard work, etc...) is that my little old neighbors talk to me more. Benny, the WW II vet across the street who talks too loud, came over and complimented my work. He also brought me a Sego Palm for the yard.

    By Blogger killy, at 7:37 AM  

  • Sorry, I missed the post about the fence -- did you do it yourselves?

    By Blogger Amber, at 7:01 AM  

  • Amber,
    Adolph and my father in law showed up to help killy - adolfo tried to help but was distracted with the discarded board pieces
    look at our flickr

    this was truly a wonderful weekend

    By Blogger CarolinaDivina, at 4:32 PM  

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