Monday, July 12, 2010

Nature's Beauty


It is Monday once again. The days seem to fly by and I am always busy doing three things at once. It was a good weekend and I spent Saturday evening on my knees pulling weeds out of a flower bed. The evening was perfect, a cool light breeze, I could hear families enjoying the pool and the smell of campfires drifted my way as I pulled all the crab grass out that was choking my tiny marigolds as they tried to push themselves higher. I got the whole bed done and was quite happy with the results. I went on to clean the restrooms as dusk made it hard to see and then fell exhausted into bed after showering.



Sunday morning I dragged my old bones out to the kitchen at 5:30 and prepared the sticky for the buns, got the cinnamon and the sticky buns in the pans rising and went out to clean the restrooms and admire my handiwork of the last evening. Saw some weeds I missed and attended to them. If I clean and stock the restrooms as night falls, you would think that the morning's cleaning would be easy. It was this weekend, except for a Friday afternoon event of finger painting the wall with poop..........



It has finally happened .............. I sold out of pastries Saturday! That is why I dragged myself out of my comfy bed so early on Sunday. Sunday sales were good, too. Only three buns out of the dozen I cooked were left and the muffins went also. The muffins this week were healthy. I put out a sample tray Sunday morning and every one agreed that they were as tasty as they were healthy, with carrots and coconut, raisins and walnuts. They were really good warm, if I hadn't been so busy I would have slathered one with butter, but I had to eat it plain.



Rain threatened and fell a little yesterday and I got a lot more gardening done, until I realized how very weary I was. I spent a few hours staring dumbly at the TV when not dozing. So, all rested this morning I was ready to tackle the world. I worked in my garden all morning in the heat and humidity ( my youngest used to call it humility......... I guess sweating is humbling .......). I was standing in the shadow of my peach tree leaning on my rake watching the hummingbirds feed at the feeders on my front porch; a gentle breeze against my back cooled me as I marveled at the beauty of nature ................ that is when the horsefly bit me and I got myself inside with air conditioning and a window between me and the nature's beauty!

13 comments:

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

the muffins sound wonderful! i could eat one right now!!! the sticky buns were probably awesome, but the muffins would have grabbed me.

nah... who am i kidding! bring on the sticky buns! have one for the main course and then a healty muffin to offset it!

Mamma has spoken said...

Here I was ready to comment that thank goodness you didn't have any messy bathrooms to clean when I read that someone finger painted with poo. That's just gross!

Sunny said...

You are one busy lady!
Hope you get a chance to put your feet up for a few minutes :)
☼ Sunny

Brian Miller said...

whew busy weekend...durn horseflies...smiles. fingerpainting with poop...oh my!

joanne said...

ahhhh, nature! It'll bite ya every time..;p
sounds like you had a good weekend, well except for the friday thing, it's nice to be busy.

ellen abbott said...

I wish I could still get out in the yard. Way to hot now. Sounds like a good weekend, except for the little 'incident' in the bathroom. ?!

Just your description of those muffins made me want to eat them.

Whitney Lee said...

Just reading about your productivity makes me tired! Still, isn't it nice to look at all you've accomplished as you relax? Gorgeous flowers.

houndstooth said...

Ha ha ha! Sometimes nature is best admired from a distance!

Nancy said...

I continue to be amazed at all that you offer! Warm sticky buns and healthy muffins? That and a weeded garden - is there any wonder you might be a bit fatigued? Ha!

As for the poop on the wall? Anything said would not be nice, so I'll pass.

Pat said...

"Getting the sticky ready for the buns." Too funny!

Sorry about the "shitty" paint job! What on earth are people thinking! And they had to touch the stuff, too!

Marigolds make me smile and think of my Dad. :)

SkippyMom said...

Blogger is giving me fits. I KNOW I posted a comment yesterday, sigh.

Anyhoodle - the muffins sound great and I would love to know the recipe for the carrot one when you have time [if you have time, come, say...November? heehee]

Hugs! Flowers are gorgeous!

Eternally Distracted said...

Nooooo finger painting with poo??? Wrong, wrong, WRONG

Jo said...

Sticky buns... Now you're talking. Need any help with the weeding? I'll pass on cleaning up the finger painting poop, however. :-)