I cleared out a little sparse grass in the corner under my back deck, where I'm going to plant a shade garden. Isn't my clay soil turning the siding a lovely shade of dirt?
When I went back there, a tiny bird flew out of this little nest up under my deck. For the last hour all I heard was chirping as this little bird couple is flying around and making a racket. I think she was scolding him about picking out a bad place to put a nest. I hope she gives him a little slack, look at the cute pink ribbon he worked into his design:
I took a picture of them through my screen door, arguing on my back deck. She has her back turned! She was really mad at him. I was going to clean the deck today but I don't think their relationship can handle it.
So with the kids out tonight, I have made other plans. Yep, I'm gonna STRIP! (Ha, ha, I crack myself up!) I got this piece a few weeks ago from my very kind friend Donna, and I sanded the shine off the varnish, put on 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of white paint. It wasn't going well, which I attributed to the dampness from the constant rain we had. No dice, even after a week, my paint just would not stick. The heavy duty varnish won that round, but it's getting more than a sanding this time. I have a busy evening ahead of me... now where is my stripper music?
For the person who asked, I really don't blog on any type of schedule, I just do it when I have something to share, and since I'm a single woman with a full time job, this is just a fun hobby and a schedule would make it less fun. I hope you understand, and I'm flattered that you'd want me to post more often!