Up North At The Cabin (and some other weekend stuff)

Cabin 1

This weekend, I went Up North to the cabin with my parents.

Even though it poured for a good portion of the day on Saturday, it didn’t really matter – it gave me a pretty rockin’ excuse to nap and read.  I know that I could have done both of those things in the cities, but it is sort of nice to do them with a view.

And this morning it was Not Raining, so I hustled Dad out onto the pontoon so that we could go fishing.  Or really, so he could drive the pontoon and I could fish.

After about 20-25 minutes of trolling the shoreline, I caught a fish and I told Dad that we could head back in.

Cabin 2

When we got back to the cities, I was truly astonished because it was GORGEOUS outside (compared to the cloudy/cool clime at the cabin).  I decided that today I would FINALLY tackle our deck and front step planters since those have been on my to do list for the better part of a month now.  Plus, who doesn’t love to garden when it is sunny?

Le Jardin 1Le Jardin 2

They are done now and that is great.  The basil is actually a plant that we sourced from Trader Joe’s a week ago.  I felt like giving it more dirt would provide it with its best shot at life.  We’ll see how long that lasts for.  The kind woman at Lowe’s also informed me that if you are doing planters, you can mix one bag of potting soil with one bag of topsoil to stretch it out (and save some money).  I did not take her advice on this because I only have six planters, but if I was doing any more than that (or had more space to store soil), I would.  So there’s your green thumb tip for the day.

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