I am really bad about celebrating certain holidays. Yesterday was Mother's Day in the United States. I celebrated (if you can call it that, because I was bad and didn't call my mom) by buying top soil, puttering around in the garden, doing some lawn mowing, walking a dog and adding lady bugs to my yard.
It wasn't all work though.
We have wildlife.
This year in my pathetic attempt at a garden (#3), I'm growing Swiss chard, habanero and red bell peppers, ornamental pumpkins on a stick, and two different kinds of non-ornamental pumpkins. I'm growing the pumpkins in the compost heap with a little added top soil to give them a little more to root in. Everything else is going in my tiny grow bed.
Last night after we watered the lawn, I took the lady bugs and shook them out of their little plastic container into the various bushes and plants around the edges of the yard. I hope they like it here, but even if half of them move away it will be good for the neighborhood to have a few more ladybugs.
I took Victor out for his 2.5 mile spin around the neighborhood this morning and there were at least 2 ladybugs making their way around a potted plant near the front door. Very nice.
Tonight I'm taking Abby Glassenberg's class at Gather Here. I've read at least part of her series on Elements of Soft Toy Design, and have started getting into (slowly) making at least knit dolls. I'd like to be able to do the same with my fabric stash as well. I'll have to clean up my craft room this week, because undoubtedly I'll have homework, but crafty homework is the best!