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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Project Weekend

I've been up to a little bit of everything today so far... such as mulching my front garden, which I expanded a little bit this year to add a hydrangea and some annuals.  I even cleared it with my HOA, which is a first for me (I'm such a rule-breaker!)



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!

3 comments:

Mel said...

So, how'd the stripping go?

You have the patience of a saint; I would have chucked it and given it to the GW.

I completely understand about not posting all the time. I'm happy to see you when you get the chance.

The Tame Lion said...

Hmm... Mel had already said what I wanted to say, or ask. :)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Tracy,
I only post once a week,blogging can be very time consuming. I try to read as many as I can.
You could maybe try a fan to help dry the paint.
I ordered the new Chalk Paint (no stripping or sanding needed) it should arrive this week. I am looking forward to starting my projects.
I always enjoy my visits with you.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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