Our long weekend was a slow one, as all weekends should be. There was a lovely chill in the air (its OK to think chills are lovely when you've just come out of 40 degree heat days) and a good excuse to cozy up in our trackies and watch some cartoons, eat toast, drink tea and knit. hmmm OK, so thats with I did. The boys watched the cartoons but the toast eating, tea drinking and knitting was all me. I am still slooowly writing a basic sweater pattern for myself. Ive the top, neck band and sleeve caps figured out and worked, I just need to do the rest of the sleeves and work out the decreases down to my waist. Providing I don't have to rip it back a million times it shouldn't take me too much longer... hopefully, because I really want to wear it this winter.
We headed out to the Nursery on Sunday to order some sand for the sandpit my Dad built for Eddie and also to get some rocks to use as ground cover down one side of our house. We are hoping if we cover it with black plastic with rocks on top we can say see-ya to the pesky weeds that end up so big they look like trees- you know the ones that get so big almost have to leave them there to see how big they can actually get? I did want to put some nice plants down the side but really, no one would ever see them and the maintenance of them would just be unnecessarily adding to the household chores. SO rocks it is. I picked the same rocks as were in the driveway of my family home when I was a kid. The sound of them when walked on is familiar and comforting. I remember I could run flat out on those rocks barefoot by the end of summer each year. I love that when I explained to Wal that my choice is based on me liking the way the rocks sounded rather than how they looked he just smiles and said in an accepting tone, "OK then, those ones it is". He gets me.
It was our anniversary last week. 4 Years! I looked up what you're supposed to give each other for the 4th Wedding Anniversary and it was fruit and flowers so I suggested we buy each other a fruit tree and plant them side by side in the yard. I wanted an apple and he a nectarine but they didn't have any nectarine trees so we just got the apple for now. A red fuji- supposed to be great for eating but too sweet for cooking. We are thinking of getting a Granny Smith for cookers in the next couple of years if I suddenly decide I cant live without lots of apple dishes. I am sure that will come to pass, because now I don't have one, cooking with apples is all I can think about.
We've taken Eddie to the Nursery a few times but he's been in the pram. This was his first time out and about and he loved it- so did we. It was lovely watching him check out the plants and rocks & fish. I never realised how fun the Nursery could be for a toddler.
The tree, sand and rocks were delivered on Monday. The rocks are where they were dumped by the truck (a very exciting thing to see for an anything-with-wheels obsessed 2 year old) The sand is in its new home already filled with cars and trucks, tucked up away from the weather under a tarp but the apple tree is still in its pot. We cant seem to agree on a place to put it. A discussion that was probably best had before the purchases but oh well, its here now. I wonder how long it will last in the pot….