Another crazy busy week has come to a close. It's nice to be home for a couple of days though as I look around me there is a lot of stuff to catch up on the home front too!
We've had a couple of nights of hard frost so my containers are looking quite sad. The potato vine and coleus are done and won't be coming back.
The vinca is looking a little sad too, but the ivy for some reason is still hanging in there!
It's time to start clearing out the containers, and put things away. However today is still quite cool, so I'll wait until it warms up, either this afternoon or tomorrow.
In the meantime I have lots of housework to do, vacuuming and laundry. And it's time to tackle the front closet too to find the mittens and gloves, and put away the spring and summer items.
Although yesterday was supposed to be a day off work, I went in for a couple of hours and ended up staying much longer. On the way home I stopped at Walmart and bought myself a blower/vacuum to pick up the leaves. Won't be using the rake on the front yard! As you can see the tree is dropping its leaves rapidly.
The potted mums in front are intended to go into the containers once I pull the other plants. They should last through to the end of October, I hope, as they are quite hardy.
I picked up a couple decorative items for Halloween too, but no candy. I don't want that temptation in the house just yet!
Last night I had Deneice and Denephew over while their parents went out to dinner and theatre.
She and my daughter decided to bake brownies instead!
Saku was quite interested and hung out nearby, but heaven help anyone who tried to touch him.
Their Dad came by to get them just before 11 p.m. By that point I was exhausted and ready for bed. They are good kids and fun to be around...for short periods of time. I know I slept well last night!
Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!