Wednesday, April 19

gardens and bikes

Given the beautiful weather we've been having this week, each night we've been going outside after supper. I've been doing gardening and yardwork. I find it very relaxing to do this type of work when I'm not on some kind of schedule to get things done. Typically, I don't start on the yardwork until May. It's not that there's nothing to do before that, I just never get around to it until then. But, this year is different--there are no big spring projects on the schedule (unlike the past few years). So, I can pace myself a little better this year.

I guess I can thank the neighbors for this. It all started on Monday when they cut their grass. So, I put "cutting the grass" on Brian's Monday evening agenda. While he was outside doing that, I did the trimming. The trimming led to pulling weeds and such from around my vegetable garden (which is well under way--garlic, onions, lettuce, and potatoes, so far).

Each night, Brian has also been working with Jake to help him ride a bike without training wheels. He's going to be six next month, so it is time. He's doing pretty well. I'm sure he'll get things figured out by summer.

And, this evening we went to Cernic's Suzuki and bought Jake a motorcycle helmet. Jake is all about motorcycles, let me tell you. He and Brian went out for a little ride around Westmont this evening. Here's a picture of the happy couple.

I see many hours of quiet gardening in my future.