Weekend recap

I’ve blinked and we’re already at Monday morning! This Monday is a bit special though, it’s my last week of work until May! Yep, maternity leave kicks off at the end of this week. I’m planning on having an alcohol-free wine with the mister outside Friday night just to toast the transition. I can’t believe it’s here already.

Even though the weekend went way too fast, I had a great time. It had a little bit of everything:

  • Housework
  • Date with the husband
  • Shopping
  • Relaxing on the couch
  • Catch up with parents
  • Binge watching Netflix

More backyard work

Both Saturday and Sunday Mario spent more time out in the garden. He put mulch on top of the retaining wall, and moved the lighter pots onto the top of it. We still have some huge terracotta pots that require at least 2 people to move, but we’re not sure where we want to put them yet. [...]  read more

Backyard renovations: before and after

backyard renovation

The backyard is finished!! Wahoo! Well, phase 1 anyway. Like my friend, Bel, said, you’re never really finished.

Check out the changes:

When we moved in we had a sloping yard with only one little bit of flat area. We had a period of super heavy rain earlier this year, and that flat area turned into a stagnant creek with bad drainage and gluggy clay. The garden consisted of a weird, jutting out ledge area with loads of random objects mixed in with weeds. At the top, just behind me out of sight in this photo, was something that we could only assume was a dodgy chin up bar, clothes line or old swing set (we have no idea). [...]  read more