Monday, February 16, 2009

Federal Holidays on Mondays Never Get me Down

This weekend went by incredibly fast. I needed an extra day.

Luckily today we get one. 

But there will not be much resting today.

When The Mister got home I told him I had drawn up a huge plan for a raised garden that would require him going to the Home Depot, on a weekend (his least favorite time), and buying copious amounts of wood and other supplies. 

He didn't even flinch. He didn't complain, or tell me of his other plans for his extra day off. He looked at my pencil sketch, made suggestions on how we could make my idea better, made his own supply list, and went to the store. 

(Yes, I readily admit that I am spoiled. Its a fun job, but somebody's got to do it.)

Last night he built one of three beds. He will finish the other two today. 

I am so excited I can hardly stand it!

Now, I have to tell you that while I love playing in the dirt, gardening has never really been my forte. As a matter of fact, if plants were people, I'd be in jail. When it comes to plant killing, I'm a multiple offender.

Which doesn't seem right, because my mother (and her mother) both could grow a mean garden. I should be able to keep a garden because my gene pool is heavily weighted in the green thumb department. My mom could grow the most productive garden out of the desert earth that was in her backyard. 

Surely, I can grow a few little vegetables in this beautiful place. Especially with the amazing raised beds The Mister built.

I am going to give it all I've got. I'm going to do everything by-the-book. Then I'm going to pray like crazy!

Pictures to come.

Happy Monday!


Anonymous said...

Oooh! I can't wait to see pictures when you're done creating your oasis. By the way, I could be your cell-mate. I'm terrible with plants. I love them! But I kill them. Kind of like Tommy Boy and his sales. ;)

Woman Interrupted said...

How do I get my husband to be so willing to do my bidding, er uh, my projects? That's what I want to know!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see your plans. I need to get busy getting my ideas together too. What are you planting?

Beth said...

Can't wait to see the pictures!

Just a side-note, too--I absolutely LOVE reading your posts--I feel like I'm standing right in front of you and you're talking with me. Miss you, friend!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

How fun, Kellie! I want a garden this year too. You may have to post a tutorial for me, er, my husband. Really, show us some pics soon! And have fun today!

Megan O. said...

Sounds like fun! Can't wait to see the pictures!

Tiffani said...

I grew up having a garden and absolutely LOVED being in it with my grandfather!

What a great man you have! ;)

Anonymous said...

Yes, definitely show pictures.

You know I'm jealous. I would absolutely love to be able to walk out my door and gather the ingredients for a salad. That's awesome.

Can't wait to see what you do with your Mister's handiwork...

Lindsay said...

OO have fun! I had pretty decent success with my first raised bed garden last year. I am hoping to be able to do it again this year too :-)

The Buntens said...

Oh, I can't wait to see it! You will do fine. I have killed so many plants, too. You just find what works and go with that. I love to garden still even though I kill so much. Some of it works and that makes me happy!

jen said...

Yay for pictures - looking forward to them!

I am a plant killer too but mostly because I neglect them - oh, so bad! I'm so very thankful that my hubby loves maintaining the garden. When he gets home from work, he kisses me and the kids and disappears for a bit to the back yard, emerging with ripe tomatoes, bell peppers, and all sorts of other treasures - it's SO fun! I wish your garden well!

Michele said...

You do have such a sweet husband. I have ALWAYS wanted a garden and growing up we had a HUGE one. I even convinced my hubby to buy a tiller last year, so I could have one this year . . . no dice though I haven't read up enough on it to even KNOW where to begin to start. Have fun and can't wait to see those pictures.