Thursday, September 20, 2012

All play and no work?

I have seen a pattern in my posts lately. It looks like all I do is color in coloring books, decorate with dollies and watch my scarecrows dance!

WELL…my Hubby WORKS!!!


Let’s walk around back….


One of the jobs waiting for the house to be painted….oh and the gutters to be installed…


was new mulch in the flower beds.


And later we can plant some more azaleas and maybe some more roses.


60 BIG bags of mulch and a lot of man power and it’s starting to come together!


Thanks hubby! I think I’ll sew now. I’m in the middle of making a mouse and I have a bat that needs eyes.


I know it’s a lot of play work…

but someone has to do it!


Enjoy your day!

And THANKS hubby!

I owe you a Yankee Dime!


Diane Duda said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Our house needs painted very badly, but we are finding it impossible to select a color. Plus it's 2 stories plus the attic and I know i ain't getting' on no ladder! :)
Yours looks lovely.


Musings from Kim K. said...

Such a productive husband!! Darling mouse and bat. Sending you Halloween hugs!

Unknown said...

You make me feel guilty as I've a TON of yard work to do and find more fun in my sewing and painting projects! LOVE the little meeces!

maddyrose said...

Mice and bats are much more interesting than mulch any day. I think coloring and sewing sound like my kind of fun. Your yard and home look beautiful and well cared for so hubby must be doing what he likes as well. Enjoy your play, I mean work. Hugs

ImagiMeri said...

The house is looking amazing. Your bats and mice are so adorable. I'm already so over Halloween, except I still have one more project to do.

Have a lovely day,

Catherine Holman said...

It looks great! I lost track of how much mulch I put out this summer.

cucki said...

the house is looking so lovely..
your bat and mice are so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
hugs for you xxx

Danielle said...

Love the new fall header.....I wish I could use mulch but we have two dogs and they say it is not good because they tend to chew on it and eat it...glad you are keeping your husband busy ;)...Love your mice!!....I never even knew that lovely park even existed!!! It is absolutely beautiful...I plan on visiting very often as I drive on 200 twice a week!..and the caretaker says the babies should be flying in a few weeks.

Vee said...

This perfectly expresses how I feel when I'm doing my thing and poor hubby is working his franny off. Sigh. Maybe I'll make him some pumpkin muffins...

Maureen Wyatt said...

60 bags of mulch? Yikes! ~ Maureen

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It all looks great! We did mulch this spring and it helped so much. We had help of course! Love your little mice!!! Gosh you are so talented. Hugs, Linda

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

Diane, this post put a smile or two on my face! :) Your husband has a big project! Good luck!

Donna said...

I know all too well how hard that landscaping work is! Good looking job!

Anonymous said...

Landscaping...eeeeeekkk!!! I leave that to my hubby too, but I do make him some fresh lemonade while he's at it. Does that count? ;)

LOVE the mouse and the bat, and I KNOW that they are so appreciative of you. That bat's is counting on those eyes. Important WORK we do, Diane. ;)

Have a great weekend.

Susanne said...

Sounds like you have the right idea. Someone has to be the boss and delegate the work to the person who does it best, lol. We put down 45 bags of mulch a few weeks ago and because I felt guilty I helped. It was just too much for my guy to do alone and especially in this heat.
Susanne :)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Love the mouse - so cute! Ok, what's a Yankee dime??

Chatty Crone said...

Okay I love it - he works and you get to play - the only way to go!

Sandy said...

How sweet are your mouse and bat..
all my kids are grown and grandkids
live far from me so making such
sweet things is just not much fun
for me anymore..but I do many other
fun stuff..
thanks so much for your visit and
how nice you have the Mr. to put
out the mulch.. mine hates the
garden in any form.
happy weekend

Della said...

I think sewing IS a lot of work! I'm in need of some fall mulch, can send your hubby right over when he finishes yours!

What is a Yankee Dime?

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The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

haha!! too funny!! We didn't mulch this year....I think that I will be sorry come next spring! oh your idea of sewing up some fun though!

Introverted Art said...

wow, ur hubby is handy! The mulch looks beautiful around the flower bed. AND I am hoping to take sewing classes soon. ;-)

cynthia lee designs said...

Very cute mouse and bat!! We really need to remulch our flower beds, but with putting in the new kitchen that will have to wait until next Spring.
Happy Sewing!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

The house looks perfect and your hubby......He's a keeper! And Someone has to be in charge of mouse and bat making!


Cheryl @ TFD said...

That's the way it is at my house...he works and I play! :D Your hubby has done a super job with the mulch, your house and lawn look wonderful!

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