Although I'm still recovering from the family illness (Owen still has a cough and an ear infection, L is snotty), I couldn't take it any more and went outside to tackle the yard a bit. I tore holes in two pairs of garden gloves while tearing out dead perennials and weeds from all the backyard beds, but made some headway. We need to buy mulch and seed the yard this year, and things might actually look pretty decent for once. My goal is to do as much as possible before bee season hits, so all I'll have to do is weed a little in the evenings before sundown this summer.
I'm starting to think about what will go in the raised beds and deck pots as far as vegetables go. I weeded the raised 4x8 bed, but uncovered a bunny nest (probably from last year). I don't want to do anything else until I know for sure there are no bebe bunnehs to disturb. I know mama bunny lives under the deck; she wanders out for a nibble in the evenings and Larkin and I watch out the window and ooh and ahh. Munnies!
Maybe the Bee will take an interest in growing things with me. Owen hates food and M has zero interest in matters of the garden, but maybe she'll be happy to dig in the dirt with me. She always asks me to smell flowers, having me hold them close so she can take a breath and sigh, 'Mmmn!' She's a sweet Bee.