Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring cleaning

I'm in NM right now so that Lachlan can spend some time with my family and friends down here. Later this week my mom will come back to CO with me and she'll be Lachlan's babysitter so that I can get some things done around the house. I have a very (very, very) long list of things I hope to accomplish while she's there. I need to do a lot of work in my studio, including cleaning up my newest press and getting it ready for printing.

I also have a lot of work to do in the yards around the house. We have a large willow tree that sheds leaves and limbs like crazy, so I need to do a lot of work in the back, side and front yards to get all that stuff cleaned up. I wasn't able to do much last fall while pregnant, so things are a real mess.

Front yard cleanup

I also need to spend some time cutting back all the dead stuff, hopefully before all the new growth begins.

Backyard_before cleanup (1)

Backyard_before cleanup (2)

And then, if the moon and stars align just right and I'm super productive, I'll hopefully get the side yard ready to finish this spring. I need to seed the new low-water, low-maintenance lawn in the center area where the stepping stones are and then tear out the old grass on the left side in preparation for some new drought-tolerant plants.

Backyard_before cleanup (4)

I'm starting to think that my mom might have to stay for a few months so that I can get all this done...


  1. ooh, but just think how toned and fit you will be after all that work!

  2. Um...Ok...Now trim the list down to an eighth. Just sayin'.

    Or...keep her for a year.

    Now go look into your little guys smiling eyes!!!

  3. I like the idea of keeping her for a year! And if she can help me while Lachlan sleeps, we'll get so much done that we'll even have some time to go play! :)


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