Last Tuesday started a whirlwind of events in the Evans' household. I got a call from Craft Warehouse saying that I won the contest I entered and am now a part of their design team! I am still a little shell shocked and not sure if it has truly sunk in yet. You can read my bio here. I will be designing for their website, stores, and ads. Totally amazing!
Wednesday I spent the morning at Aldersgate Conference Center helping clear out plants in one of their gardens. They said I could have anything that was taken out! So I filled my car so full with plants that I am sure there were roots hanging out the trunk. When I got home, I put Ethan down for a nap and got to work planting the starts in the garden. I can't tell you how happy I was. But, afterwards I was really tired. I was surprised that a bit of gardening wore me out that bad.
Thursday I woke up with the stomach flu. I could barely move. Pretty much the rest of the week I felt like that. In the meantime, my laptop died. I knew it would be hard for me not to have the laptop, since I did 100 percent of my work on it! But I am slowly getting use to the fact that I can only get things done on the computer at night - after Dave is finished using it. You see, our computer is connected to our television! We will have to learn to share!
I started to feel better Monday and Tuesday of this week and just in time too! Dave burned our enormous burn pile in the back yard. It was there when we moved in three years ago and now it is GONE! Whoohoo! I also finally conquered the grass that surrounded it - we liked to call the "jungle." It took quite a bit of mowing but it is done! I had to get it done so that my mother-in-law could come over on Wednesday.
Mom came over Wednesday (she always does for her birthday). She always comes over so that she can work in the garden. I wanted all the hard work and chores done with before she got here so that we could just have fun planting. I still had about 50 irises that needed to get into the ground from Aldersgate. Mom helped with that, moved a new found clematis to a new home, and planted annual seeds. Ethan just had a ball playing in the sand box and with his dump trucks outside. Before nap, Grandma had to read to Ethan.