We have a small house, which I really like. I mean, it's not TINY. It's just compact. We have all of the space we need, and nothing more. I like it that way. In Toledo, we had WAY too much space, and I don't do well with that. We are a messy family, and messy has the tendency to overtake everything in its path. So... the smaller the better, in my opinion. Less to clean. Less to maintain.
ANYWAY, though I LIKE the small house, it does feel a little cramped sometimes, especially after the longest winter ever in the history of the world. It was extra lovely, then, to work on our outdoor space this weekend. We had picked out our deck furniture about two months ago, but procrastinated, which actually worked to our benefit, as it was all on sale. It is beautiful stuff, and just confirms that Target is the best place ever. (My Aunt Susan is laughing right now, because she claims that every time she compliments one of my possessions, I tell her it's from Target.)
We also did a lot of gardening. There isn't that much space to garden, but we filled all of it. Many of the existing bushes and small trees were dead, so we removed those. They were replaced with hostas, a lilac, three hydrangeas and a gorgeous-smelling jasmine. Dylie and I also planted two flats of impatiens and a teeny tiny vegetable/herb garden comprised of one patio tomato plant, one basil plant, one dill plant and one rosemary bush. Oh, and we stuck two mint plants way in the back where they'd have room to run rampant (chocolate mint and spearmint). I'd like to add some Italian parsley and some oregano, but that will likely have to happen in a planter, as we are all out of room.
How did you guys spend the weekend?