Here's the thing about going outside to pull weeds: it's a love/hate relationship for me.
I hate pulling them, but I like what the area looks like when I'm done.
Case in point, today I went outside to start working on an area that will become our little oasis within the next two weeks. We have a patio space that we have never done anything with, and we have lived in our current house for eight years. Talk about being a little late to the party on this one!
I have a vision of what I want the area to look like and today it started with pulling weeds from the rock wall and from the lily of the valley that comes up every year. I feel really guilty about the fact that I let the area get over run by weeds. Unfortunately, much of the lily of the valley has been choked out from neglect.
In any event, I pulled weeds with gusto, and after 90 minutes of pulling, sweeping, and general cleaning, the area is ready for the next phase. The lily of the valley is pretty thinned out, but since I over bought on flowers this year, I'm going to pick up some planters, plant the flowers in them, and then place them in the sparse spots.
Next up will be seeing what I can do with the brick wall with the peeling paint. I would like to remove the paint if possible and just have the exposed brick, but we shall see what happens once I attack it. This could get a little messy...or a lot! Stay tuned!
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.