GUESS WHAT WE DID THIS WEEKEND!?!?!?!
We did the first half of backyard set up and we played IN THE SUN!
Oh, it was so glorious!
I LOVE summer with every ounce of my tropically beating heart. And I HATE winter with the wrath of 17, 000 harpies.
Being a resident of Canadaland, I didn't expect this kind of weather until late June - I mean, I haven't even summerized my igloo or groomed my dog sled team yet! - but hot weather is here!
At least for this week.
The forecast is calling for rain/wet snow showers later in the week.
Because OF COURSE IT IS.
I'm enjoying every drop of sunshine any chance I get.
I even got a tan yesterday!!
It was so warm Saturday afternoon the boys stripped to their skivvies and Dad blasted them with the hose.
Ah! Good times!
I am just ITCHIN' to get planting but I know I am ridiculous for even thinking of it this early in the year.
NEVER before May long - and even then you're pushin' yer luck!
I am thinking about WHAT I want to plant in the garden this year. Hopefully our strawberry plant will come back and I'm thinking lettuce, peas, zucchini and carrots. I also want to do a herb garden with CHOCOLATE MINT!
Oh yes. I will be HUNTING that stuff down this year.
I'm planning on some sort of Pinteresty mason jar on a fence/repurposed tin can/eaves trough type dealy.
As for flowers, Mrs Martha alerted me to some BLACK PANSIES and I am dying to find them. If I can, I think I'll do a black, white and purple flower scheme this year.
I so badly wanted red, turquoise and white but apparently a good turquoise is very hard to find in the flower world. I'll probably try this scheme when we get into a house and I can plant some perennials.
We also had our first BBQ of the season - steak, taters and corn on the cob!
Gawd, I fucking love summer!!