The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #3993744
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
24-May-19 - 11:41 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
I've created a set of beds in my front yard that over time I've simplified for the sake of mowing. And I realize that if/when I ever sell this house or my estate sells it the next owners will probably go back to one large lawn with a few trees (assuming at least my trees would stay. It was a bare stretch of Bermuda grass and a few straggly shrubs against the house when I moved in). That's up to them. For now, I like my park-like layout, but I am keeping in mind how to mow around anything I change.

It's the time of year when ants try to move in with me, so I'll be spritzing Diatomaceous earth around the edges of counters. I peeled a banana this morning, and it seems that slight crack in the skin was enough to invite in a dozen or more ants. Weirdest thing I've ever seen. The dogs don't mind ants, so they got that one.

The door-prize Vinca on the front porch doesn't like to be ignored, and I expect to be at the plant nursery today later and I'll find a replacement. Or pick up a pack of Portulaca seeds and put them in that pot. They do just fine getting watered only occasionally.

Two dog beds are once again in the washer, some of Poppy's favorites. They are probably okay but since I'm planning to tuck them away for a while I want them clean. The carpet in the dining area is about to be vacuumed, then folded back each way and dirt swept out from under, then shampooed. Big job for this evening. I want to leave the dogs in the yard while I do it and late evening and after dark it will be cooler for them. I may donate a couple to Goodwill (after they've been washed).