Highlights of the week:
- Repotting herbs and finding homes for new plants around the garden.
- Laundry hanging on the line.
- First watermelon of the year.
- Backyard days with my littlest while Big Sister is at school. We have snacks. She plays. I hang laundry and work in the garden and read my books.
- No pictures but the girls and I fully embraced our final Pro-D Day of the year. I’m not sure if that’s a BC term or not but basically it’s a day set aside for teachers to do extra learning while the students get the day off. In our house that means Peter goes to work but Pearl stays home. After a slow morning, the girls and I headed to one of their favourite local parks. We ran into two friends from church with their little girls who we haven’t seen in months and Pearl and Rose had a blast playing with friends once more. At lunch I ran over to a nearby pizza place and we had a picnic. They were having such a good time that we stayed for hours. We got ice cream in the afternoon and ran into a friend of Pearl’s from school and so the girls wanted to head back to the playground for more play. I had just given them a ten minute warning when our close friends showed up so we ended up staying an extra half hour. It was a perfect small town day.
- An afternoon at the beach and Orange Crush floats.
- It continues to be so fun to watch friends near and far get their vaccines. I love the excitement with which people are sharing their vaccine selfies on social media. My sore arm after the Moderna shot lasted about 36 hours. One other side affect that I had heard of anecdotally but hadn’t been officially warned of seems to have been that my menstrual cycle jumped up by a week. Not usually one to chat menstruation on the internet but I’ve heard this from other women so if this is relevant to you, be prepared!
- And a few other pictures from around our yard this week.
Happy Weekend, friends!
8 thoughts on “2021 Highlights: Week 20”
Ooooh, you have one of those fun wheelie clothes lines that are all over Canada!
Haha, are they? Is this a Canadian thing??
Well, back in the 90s my family used to travel to Canada from our home in Michigan a lot. We noticed these wheelie clothes lines everywhere and had never seen them in Michigan. So, both my parents and grandparents bought the kit and set them up at home 😀
So funny the things that turn out to be regional! How do you do clothes lines in the US? Just a straight line?
OMG, it’s a stupid straight line and we pick up or kick our laundry basket down the row as we go. Super not smart way of doing it!
That’s so inefficient! Our deck is on a bit of a rock so it’s a little higher than the yard and where the far end of the clothesline goes across the yard and I actually would not be able to reach it if I had to simply walk along it. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the wheelie things in other countries; America, get with the program!
Love the pictures. I love sitting on the patio in the late evenings watching the water. Because of the ducks, no more herb garden! I do have pots of succulents and adorning the patio with flowering plants.
Thank you! We used to live on the water and I loved watching all the activity all day. We do get lots of birds in our garden and they.re fun to watch now too!