August 31, 2012 - Granny's Day(s) Off

I'm leaving you tomorrow morning.  I'll be back in a couple of days, but I'm going to take some time off.....to celebrate!  You see, Mr. Granny and I will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary tomorrow, so we're going to run away for the weekend.  We're driving to Oregon and checking into a resort hotel, where I'll be letting someone else cook the meals, do the dishes and make the beds.  Two whole days of rest, relaxation and overeating.

The house painting has been on hold since day 5, as we were all worn out after completing the front, the garage, and the east side.  That's all that can be seen from the street, so we can take our time completing the rest of the house, just as long as we have it all done by the time the window/door installers come in late September.

I had garden work to catch up on yesterday.  I don't want to let the weeds start growing and find myself behind in keeping it neat and tidy.  I also shortened a lot of vines that had small melons that have no chance of maturing.  I can walk through the North garden again!

My front yard is a mess.  After the barberry bushes were all removed from next to the garage, the grass that had grown under them was visible and quite ugly.  I've been digging it out a little at a time, but the roots reach to China, I swear!  The vegetation in the entire east bed was cut down to make room for the siding installers, then the small amount that remained was trampled by us when we painted.  I don't expect it to look like much until next spring, when the roses and irises grow back.  I'm hoping to at least get the beds raked out and the mess cleaned up today.  I'm really considering hiring a local gardener to just take care of the front yard for me.  He'll mow, trim, weed the beds and keep the shrubs trimmed for $15 a week, which is a darned good price.  That would leave me with the back yard and garden to maintain, which is about all I can handle.

Sooooo.....I'm going to get my work done for the day, then pack up an overnight bag for the trip.  I'll see you for Monday Harvest!


25 comments:

  1. Congrats on 50 years! Enjoy yourself and your husband this weekend and we'll see you next week.

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  2. Congratulations on your anniversary, Granny! You should both pat yourselves on the back. It's not easy living with another person for 50 years... it's only been 4 for me and my husband already drives me nuts. ;)

    Hope you have a fantastic getaway weekend!

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  3. Congratulations Granny and Mr. Granny! 50 years is quite an achievement. Have a wonderful time being pampered. Eat lots of dessert.

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  4. Well you deserve the time off. Congrads on your 50 years! We're about 39 years behind you..lol. You're an inspiration. I told my dh that you are in better shape than the both of us and we are in our early 30's. I pray that I am able to be as physically active as you are after I retire...and as technically saavy :).

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  5. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Wishing you both nothing but the best!!!

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  6. Congratulations! You're an inspiration on sooooo very many levels! Enjoy your days off. :)

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  7. Congratulations on 50 years! That's a wonderful accomplishment. Happy Anniversary!

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  8. 50 years, that is such a wonderful milestone to celebrate! Wishing you a very happy anniversary and lots of fun and relaxation at the resort.

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  9. 50 years...Wow! And I bet it just flew by, didn't it? Congratulations to you both.

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  10. Happy 50th! Wow that is amazing. I am so happy you are getting a much deserved time away. It has been too long since I checked in. Your harvest looks so amazing and so does your fall garden. Hopefully our fall garden will be in this weekend.

    I wanted to let you know that you might be seeing some more traffic coming your way. Our local paper did a story on us and when I was talking with the writer she asked me if I had any inspirations. Of course I mentioned you and I see in the article that she added a link to your blog. If you would like to read the article, the link is as follows.

    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/aug/30/green-thumbs-suburban-mom-turns-yard-into-edible/

    Your link is in the tips section at the bottom of the article.

    Have a great time away!!!!
    Joelle
    http://www.growitathome.wordpress.com

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  11. Congratulations on your 50th anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful time with Mr. Granny. I will miss your gardening blogs tho but you deserve the rest! Nancy

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  12. Happy 50th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Granny! Congratulations on this great milestone. You were obviously made for each other. Have a wonderful getaway!

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  13. Have a great time, don't leave the gate open-you might get raided by vermin!
    Congrats darlin on that BIG 5-Oh. That takes work!

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  14. Congratulations to you and Mr. Granny - that is a real testament to your partnership that you have reached the 50th milestone. Well Done!

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  15. Congratulations to you and Mr. Granny!

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  16. Happy Anniversary to yo and Mr.Granny!! Have a great time!!

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  17. Happy anniversary to you both. Congratulations on 50 years.

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  18. Wow love it! Happy 50th! What's the secret??

    I'm heading to Cannon Beach today - wouldn't that be funny if I ran into you? well have a great time.

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  19. Congratulations on your anniversary! Enjoy the time off and don't do anything that will require us to bail you out of jail.....

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  20. Happy Anniversary!!!!!! 50 years that is some bragging rights girly!

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  21. Thank you to all for the well wishes! Shall we do it again in another fifty years? LOL!!!!

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  22. Congrats Granny and Mr Granny! I'm only at 28 right now. I've got 22 more years to go for that. I just got back from vacation and I'm so happy that I can cook for myself again. I'm so used to eating veggies and when you travel it is harder. Especially with my tomato/pepper issue. I go out and they say I can't eat this or that. Then I get stuck with something with no veggies at all.

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  23. Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment!

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