I had decided this year I was not going to do my front gardens.
It's too time consuming. It's too hot. I have to water every night because of this God-awful Memphis heat. It's too expensive buying mulch and flowers. I have too much else to do. I hate the weeding part of it all.
But each day as I drove into my driveway and walked up the steps to the house it just looked awful. The gardens were overgrown with weeds. There was grass growing between the sidewalk.
It looked pitiful.
So about 11pm last night I decided today was the day and I was going to make a garden again this year.
I started about 9am when it was only about 85 degrees outside. I took my first break at 11:30 when it hit 95. I kept working outside all day between distractions and other obligations.
I was hot. I was dirty. I was bug bitten. I had a headache from forgetting to eat.
But about 6:30pm I was finally finished. And I was happy.
There are so many projects inside the house that need completed (big ones like needing to drywall the ceiling from the heater leak this winter) that depress me when I look at them, that I wanted to at least smile when I first came home after a long day at work.
Even the kids said the front looks so much nicer now.
Next up, make the back yard look nice again.
And fix the hole in the ceiling from the heater leak :(