Monday, March 24, 2014

Wonders of the weekend

This weekend I was supposed to volunteer at the Modesto Marathon but it just didn't fit into our schedule. I had a really good and productive weekend though.
I let my inner crafter/handywoman come out and built a ladder planter box out of fence boards. All on my own.
I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I planted English Daisies, Sweet Basil, Alyssum (small purple and white flowers) and some Viola's (small purple flowers). I want to plant some cilantro but I might just plant some in the garden.

I planted some Pea Snaps in a five gallon bucket and once they start to grow I'll add a trellis behind it so they can climb up it.

We had a delicious summer meal last night after Bible study. Yes I know it's Spring but here in central Cali it sure feels like summer!
This plate looks like it's for someone who runs 5 miles or more a day..not someone who runs 2 miles every now and then. Oh well.
Grilling sweet peppers, zucchini and mushrooms was brilliant. *pats self on back*

My mother in law and I planned to go swimming at the gym pool but it was closed because they were having the roof repaired. As we were driving back to her house we passed a very popular walking/running/biking path. I couldn't resist so I stopped and ran/walked two miles. It felt so good to run outside again!

Unfortunately my knee hurt like the dickens. That's pretty bad. And I felt some tension in my head and eye which later turned into one of those nasty migraines. Thankfully I have an appointment with my neurologist this Friday. So I'm back to square one with the headache issue.. which means don't over exert myself until we find out what's causing them. I also have a small bulge on the side of my neck. (Same side I have the headaches and eye pain)

Anywho.. I'm really liking the collage app on my phone. It took a couple weeks to make this one but it was cool watching a rose bloom over time.

If you haven't tried this hummus you really should. I really like roasted red pepper flavored foods.. Trader Joe's has some delicious Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Bisque Soup that I love!

So that's what my weekend consisted of.
How was yours?
Are you enjoying nice weather or are you stuck in the cold still?

I hope everyone's having a fabulous Monday!


  1. Oh, I love that ladder planter box you made! It's so impressive :) I can't wait to start up my garden again. At the rate the weather is going it probably won't be until May though. I'm sorry to hear about your knee and the headache :( I hope you feel better soon.

    1. Thanks! Is not perfect but it turned out pretty good for my first time building something with wood. Our garden has been invaded by rabbits! Hopefully they don't like anything other than the pepper plants they ate!

  2. The weather is supposed to get nicer here and I can't wait! I want to start my garden! The planter box is adorable. I want to learn to use power tools lol.

    1. Thanks! It's raining here now so I'm glad I got it done before the rain. I've watched my husband many times with his power tools to be able to use them. I won't touch his circular saw! That thing scares me!

  3. Very creative, love your planter box!!!! I almost got out yesterday and started my own garden for this year, but I got too lazy. I'll give it a try this weekend, I love gardening it's so much fun! Hope your knee gets better and doesn't keep bothering you!

    1. Thanks! I need to keep up on the foam rolling and icing.. :-/ I know it'll heal much faster if I'm more consistent. Right now I want to make sure everything's going to be ok with my neck and head before continuing to run or exercise more.


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