April is doing it’s job here on Long Island. It’s been damp and drizzly with breakouts of brilliant sunshine all weekend. Erin’s soccer same was delayed on Saturday due to a boisterous thunderstorm. The field is literally on the water (they put up a fence when too many balls "accidentally" ended up in the bay) and the lightening was something to see. So I’m told. Dave was there. After a half hour respite play continued. This is why I would make a rotten coach. I would have sent everyone home for cocoa.
While they were getting damp on the field I was supervising the tail end of our landscapers doing the spring clean up in our yard. They have this burning desire to hack away at my hydrangea every time they come and I am trying to nurse it back to it’s former purple glory. I throw myself over it when they come and threaten them with bodily harm if they touch it. They also harbor disdain for my compost pile, dislike turning over the flower beds and my requests for organic fertilizer meets with a lot of heavy sighing and eye rolling.
All in all things went well and the backyard has been aerated, thatched, seeded and fed. Then the storms came and settled the seed in nicely. Since we have many trees in the yard getting the seed in before they bloom is essential, otherwise the seedlings won’t get sun and there will be no grass. If there is no grass I am assured of a house full of muddy floors all summer.
This makes me cranky.
I know….me cranky…who’d have thought?
Other things we worked on….
I found the Lovliness Fair of Laundry at Colleen’s to be inspiring enough to iron everything in my ironing basket. So we begin the week with lots of freshly pressed clothes and all of the laundry caught up. I have been thinking a lot about housekeeping lately as have many other moms who blog about such things. I have the problem of having to pack up the entire contents of our house and put them into storage while the house is under construction. I am noodling a plan to do this and have already informed the children that a purging weekend will occur at the end of this month. This will begin in their rooms. This will make them unhappy. We hired a contractor this weekend and he was fairly adamant that the house will be uninhabitable for the first three weeks or so of the project.
That will make me tense.
What will help is that I will be journaling our progress on another blog. I’ll let you know details when it’s all set up.
So the laundry got done and I cleaned out and purged the storage area in the basement as well as the twin’s closet.
Other things I did this weekend….
Roasted a chicken and made a large batch of chicken spaghetti. Then I made a small batch of chicken salad and a medium batch of chicken taco mix. I made stock with the carcass as well. I should get quite a few meals out of that seven pound bird. I love doing stuff like that. When the children go to bed I will make the pancake batter for the morning and get the kitchen ready for the morning onslaught. Hopefully this will make the day begin on a more pleasant note. The learning room has been tidied and the ((gasp)) cleaning lady is coming tomorrow. Yes, I have a cleaning lady and if you try to steal her I will come and let the air out of your tires. Really. I will.
I froze my posterior off back at that same soccer field early this morning. The wind was biting and since it was blowing in from the water it was drippy too. Fun. Kevin’s team played and I was there to cheer him on.
Dave was doing the baseball thing. Dave is the coach and one of the directors of the special ed league that Ryan plays in, The Lindenhurst Challenger League. Today was the big little league parade which kicks off the season here.
It was frigid at the soccer field and pleasant at the baseball field.
Just my luck.
I hope that you all had as nice and cozy a weekend as I did and I thank you for stopping by.
Have a blessed evening.