I think it's funny when people assume that weekends don't really matter to stay-at-home moms; I mean, we don't have a job to go to, right? I have heard this said a few time and it always baffles my mind. The fact is that it is MUCH easier to take care of a baby when your husband is home for a couple of days and you get a little backup. I've been meaning to re-plant some big pots that flank our driveway for a while now but it's almost impossible when it's just me & Danny. Finally we had a nice weekend day where it wasn't raining or 100 degrees out, and we didn't have any plans. Dan cut the grass while Danny and I headed a few miles up the road to the garden center. I also dropped off my hanging baskets to be re-planted.
We have the most beautiful garden center just a few miles up the road, with a giant greenhouse, gift shop, and cafe. I just love the plant guy (official title) that works there. He's an eccentric older man who just loves to talk your ear off about plants. And he always give me trouble for bringing my baskets in late every year. "Mrs. Marsh, you made it in before July this year! You know I did all of your neighbors' planting back in February..." This year I had an excuse, I tell him.
Danny and I had a good time walking around outside in the beautiful weather and looking at all of the plants & flowers.
Then we headed a few more miles out to one of the wineries in our town (we live in Missouri wine country - and yes, we do have decent wine here!). They have a Farmer's Market on Sundays that I was eager to check out. I'm making all of Danny's baby food so I was hoping to get some fresh local produce. Unfortunately, they didn't have much to choose from, but I did get some homemade apple butter, salsa, and fresh bread so the trip wasn't in vain.
While Danny napped and Dan manned the baby monitor I finally took care of my planters. I know nothing about gardening but the plant guy helped me pick out Lantanas and Setcreasea. I think they look good already and they should really fill out pretty quickly.
A good Sunday, and it's about to be capped off with a glass of wine and a good book. I have three Junior League meetings this week due to last-minute cancellations during our crazy string of tornado threats last month, so I need to relax while I can.