I've been busy as a bee lately. Not just regular, everyday busy…BUSY! Actually, Myladylove and I have both been busy. Over the recent Independence Day holiday, when she had three days in a row off, we worked in the yard from just after breakfast until supper time at dusk, with only a short break for lunch and maybe a glass of iced tea every now and then to help us survive in the mid-80s heat.
Before this shared time off, I'd been working all-day hours alone in the yard for much of the week prior—planting the last of those forty-odd flowers and bushes I recently bought. This necessitated building several new beds. In addition, various plants got moved around.
Then, during the long Fourth-of-July weekend, I borrowed a neighbor's pole saw/lopper and Myladylove and I got heavily into trimming and eliminating limbs, trees, bushes, and vines. The first real barbering we'd given the place since we moved here. I'd guess we easily lopped and sawed off fifty wheelbarrow's worth of brush and branches. Things look a lot better.
Since the holiday ended, I've been finishing up the yard work—well, it's never really finished, but I've been trying to finish what was started—writing several articles and a couple of columns, and doing some chores inside the house. Other than during my work hours at the word processor, I've barely logged onto the Internet.
I'd like to say the busy days have ended—but they haven't. I have lumber recently purchased and leaning again an outside wall with which I intend to build outdoor furniture, including a couple of chaise lounges, three or four small tables, a bench or two, and who knows what else? In other words, my work is definitely cut out and waiting. Plus there's a stone pathway to finally complete. And more new planting beds to construct. Not to mention that I have a doctor's appointment a couple of hours from now (just my regular semi-annual checkup) and a Community Health Center Board of Directors meeting to attend this evening. Sometime in-between, I need to spend serious time in the grocery store because Mother Hubbard's cupboard is looking mighty bare…and with all the work yet to do, we definitely gotta eat!
Nope, a busy bee has nothing on me!