Friday, May 8, 2009

Extra! Extra! Woman Found Wearing Only Garden Gloves!

I surrender! I am officially waving the white flag. I have fallen behind and I can't catch up. When Jenn went into the hospital, I basically shut down everything going on at home and took up residency at the hospital. Following that, I made the trip to Warrenton for the spring show and a nine day "vacation". Since that time, I just can't seem to get squat done. I have a guy coming over two days a week to help, but it has just gotten out of hand. Girls, this is just a small part of the work that needs to be done around here. I refuse to show you the inside of the house! Let's just say the Salvation Army is going to be setting up coffee and doughnuts at any moment!Everything is overgrown, weedy and basically a jungle. I keep expecting to see Tarzan swing through or at least Cheetah!(and if they do, I'm handing 'em hedge clippers!) It's green, but that's the only good thing I can say. I see photos of y'alls gardens and I think to myself," which way do I go, which way do I go?"
There is a pond, but are there any cute fish in it? N-o-o! It's clean, but that's it.
The birdbaths are clean, thank goodness. I would hate to think I have hurt an innocent creature in my neglect! But law, I think my little woodland friends like it. I'm afraid to let Jakie out alone for fear they will hold him for ransom...or corn!
The Confederate Jasmine has taken over this section of the fence and I don't think you can even see the hydrangeas for it, but the fragrance! Oh my goodness, it is worth it to let this one go. The scent carries over into Cat Daddy's yard and even into the front yard! That cinnamon aroma is the only thing saving my sanity when I step outside.
I don't know where to stop or even how to begin. I mean, here it is May, Mother's Day for gosh sakes and we can't even have our brunch out here this year. Shame on me! I've got to get busy because in just a couple of weeks it will be just too hot to do any planting and the mosquitoes will be thinking I'm take-out. So, the only way I'm going to get this done, is just close my eyes and jump...maybe in front of a moving lawn mower. Don't come any closer, I've got a weed whacker and I'm not afraid to use it!
Y'all know where this all leading, don't y'all? I have got to push back my chair and get off this computer for a few days. It's the only way I will be able to accomplish anything. I'd rather be inside where it is cool with y'all, but in the meantime, the squirrels are taking in renters in my garden house! So, I'll be gone for a little bit...just until I get a handle on my sanity and home. I'm not going to say that I won't be checking out y'alls posts...after all, I am only human and a woman at that! But I have got to get real busy because like I said, I'm not even going to show you what I had done to the bedroom right before Jenn went into the hospital, but can you say Baptist pallet?
And on top of all that work, I think I may have jumped from the frying pan right into the best idea ever! I'll let y'all know how this is working out! To Be Continued!


Tamis said...

Wow, I think your garden is beautiful even if it is overgrown. Have fun and you might want to apply sunscreen if you are going to do all that gardening wearing only gloves!

Laura said...

You just hang in there. We are all doing the best we can.

I think you garden looks fabulous and I would die for confederate jasmine like that.

Everything is OK.


Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Debbie, your garden looks very lush and bountiful. It doesn't look bad at all to me. Happy gardening this Mother's Day weekend, and can't wait to see what you're getting for Mother's Day from Cat Daddy!

Bonnie said...

Debbie, your garden is beautiful, so green and I love that picket fence. Have a Happy Mother's Day!


I looked at your pictures very carefully and I didn't see one of those big orange violation signs posted anywhere. So, don't worry about it!! Have a happy Mother's Day.... Maggie

Tamis said...

You can add me to your blogroll, I consider it an honor--thanks!

Tuna sushi...sounds almost as yummy as my meatloaf sushi. Have a lovely weekend.

My thoughts are with that beautiful baby!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Wait! Don't go yet. I'm confused. What does Baptist pallet mean? And what is your great idea? Are you going to leave us hanging???

And anyway, your yard looks wonderful. I love that country wild (in a good way) look.

And, yes, I threw the bench. Not sure yet if it will survive.


One Vintage Hag said...

hey deb,
good to hear from you today. been thinking about all of you since reading about jenn & baby bella. hope that you are able to conquer all that needs attention really fast ~ so that you will be back with us here in blogland in no time. i had a time recently when i felt as though nothing was getting accomplished that need too ~ just to dang busy. but i was able to put a lid on most of it ~ tend to what had to be done ~ and have been feeling like that weight is gone from my shoulders.
Wishing you that same feeling ~ super quick~!
happy mothers day ~~
~one vintage hag

donna baker said...

Looks like an olde English garden to me.

Shelley said...

Take a deep breath... It will all get done or it won't... We still love ya! Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve.


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You've had way too much other more important things to do, but I think it still looks beautiful. Happy Mother's Day early!!

Jodie LeJeune said...

I would so be dining alfresco in your yard for Mother's's beautiful and sooooo cottage wild! Plus, there seems to be so much coverage that what happens in the back yard stays in the back yard! woo hoo! I wouldn't wack a thing...(literally)

I'm gonna miss you while you are out there sweating with the hired help...hmmm. Cat Daddy is supervising right????

Happy Mother's Day Debbie (& Jenn too!)

everything vintage

trash talk said...

Tamis, sunburn is the last thing I need to worry about in that tangled mess, but I'll wear some and a smile just for you.
Shannon, basically it means sleeping on the floor...I think it is a southern or maybe just Texas expression that I grew up hearing whenever we had overnight guest. That's where we kids slept and since I sold the bed out of that room...get the picture? Here's a little clue: http://winnie&
Shelley, let's just hope it ain't poison ivy!
Y'all are too kind...I know it is a mess, but I thank you for lying to me and Maggie, the sign is out front!

Anonymous said...

But if you are gone who will make me laugh?! I will miss you but I totally understand. Work in the yard or visit friends in blogaritaville? I think your yard is lovely - notice I don't post pictures of my yard or house? I should mow the grass tomorrow but we're going to Barn House! I guess I'll be mowin' Mothers Day. Someday I would love to smell that Confederate Jasmine - it sounds heavenly. Miss you! Sue

A Thing for Roses said...

Personally I love your overgrown garden. So lush and green. I was just saying to my husband yesterday that I think I saw a monkey in our back yard. We made a deal when we bought the house, he would be in charge of the outside and I would handle the inside. Unfortunately when we get nice weather around here he is usually out fishing instead of doing yard work. I guess I can't blame him. I'd rather be out junkin than doing housework. Will miss you and your posts, but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.



David said...

Good luck with getting your yard work caught up. Remember to drink plenty of water and take breaks when you need to.

Sue said...

I love the way your garden looks just the way it is!

Frippery said...

I think your garden looks like a secret garden in a romantic fairy tale. I know there is a lot of upkeep to getting that romantic look, but we will surely miss you. Did you say you sold your furniture right out of your bedroom? Can't wait to here your fab idea. This is like waiting for the season finale of a suspenseful mystery. Keep it coming girl, we obviously all love hearing your adventures. Hugs, Pam

Cher said...

I like the wild look in yards and so does my sista. When my grandson first saw her yard on vacation, his comment was, "I wonder if her neighbors complain." So much for his taste!

The Texas Woman

Anonymous said...

At least you have things growing in your garden. I don't get any sun and not much grows. My 3 pathetic plants are actually making me proud because they came back this Spring.

Good luck with all the work!


JUST ME said...

Hopefully one day my garden will look as full as yours.



Tootsie said...

looks pretty darn good to me!!! we don't have leaves here yet...
girl if I could I would be there in a heartbeat to help!
when I saw your blog post title...I thought...hey...did she see me today? lol
just kidding...I think I am over tired and silly now!
Happy Mother's Day

Anonymous said...

Hey the pics look great! You'll catch up (or as much as any of us ever catch up :(! ). Can't wait to hear your best idea ever!! While you are taking a break I'm sure those old creative juices are piling up, so we'll all be in for a treat.
Happy Mom's Day.
L. marcie

cheryl said...

Happy Mother's Day to my sweet, sweet friend! I pray for Jenn and Bella constantly...God must have BIG plans for that wee-little girl! His presence in her life is undeniable!
Love you, Debbie!

The Green Pea said...

Please post pictures of whoever is wearing the gloves. I want to make sure they fit! Your garden looks beautiful to me. You are a busy lady. Most of all a wonderful mother. Happy Mother's Day. Blessings, Sandi

delighted heart said...

I love your garden! You know you could just wait till August and everything will die back because of the texas heat and drought! Happy Mother's Day!

Scrappy Doo said...

I feel ya on this one. I took this whole week off just to play catch up.
I think you garden looks great!
Hang in there

Janera said...

Do I ever have a deal for you! I'll come help you trim and straighten your garden, and then you can come help me MAKE mine. Sound good?

Seriously, I enjoyed visiting your blog while "surfin" -- laughed, cried, laughed some more.

I'll be back, for sure!

Lou Cinda said...

It's green and it's blooming and I think it is beautiful. Looks like an English Garden! And I know it smells heavenly!

The people who used to own our house were landscapers and baby, they LANDSCAPED EVERYTHING!! The upkeep is horrendous! I poked my head through the shrubbery the other day and told Steve, THIS IS TOO MUCH!! So we started weeding out and out and out!

Looks much better, and it is manageable!

We miss you out here when you are gone :)

Lou Cinda :)