|My little slice of paradise
||[Apr. 19th, 2003|02:12 pm]
Spent two hours in the backyard today, doing homework by the waterfall. We don't have a proper table-and-chair, but I pulled out the double-seat campchair we got at Sam's Club and it substituted nicely. It has wide armrests and cupholders and a semi-table between the seats. It's sturdy, comfortable, requires no more assembly than an umbrella - and only cost $19.99. Thank you, Skor, Goddess of the Great Deal [g].
Working outside was fabulous. The weather is perfect, low 70s with a slight breeze. Listening to the water trickling is the most amazing, relaxing experience. I caught up on 130 pages of Contracts without really trying that hard.
Only downside: I appear to have gotten a little sunburned in my enthusiasm. (Sunscreen? But it's only April! - d'oh!) I have retreated to the cover of the house for now, but there will probably be a foray to the gardening store and the herb store later this afternoon. I want to get English Ivys to plant along the cyclone fence by the driveway and to see what wonders the Herb lady has for sale. The mint is coming back strong, but the rest appear to have succumbed to late planting and a tough winter.
Oh, and our neighbors love the fountain, too. They can hear it at night when they go to bed. Pictures will be coming shortly, as soon as theferrett gets them updated [cough cough].