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Good Monday morning friends, I hope that you had a restful and wonderful weekend. It was a busy one here, it seemed as if I blinked and it was Monday morning. We spent most of the weekend outside cleaning out the beds around the house which over the last few rainy weeks have become overrun and overwhelmed by some sort of sprouted grass. Our lawn man said it is grass but not the sort that you want in your yard so we tried pulling it and eradicating the beds of it. We also spent some time getting a side of the years where we cut down 2 crepe myrtles and removed 10 azalea bushes ready for sod. It was nice to be outside but I will tell you that after a few hours my muscles were sore, my hand had three blisters and I was sunburned, lesson learned, wear gloves and sunscreen.
Aside from that I spent a few hours going down the rabbit hole of gardening blogs and reading about the death of Prince Phillip. What an interesting and amazing many, although he was 99 and lived a full life it seemed as if her would be around forever.
Spring is officially here and with is warm evenings and lots of pollen so the windows are closed until Fall. I know I am not the only one that has this problem but wake up almost every night at 3:30 because I am hot and I spend the rest of the night taking my blankets off and then getting a little cold so I put them back on, then I take them off then I put them back on. It is the only time of the day I have “hot flashes” if that is what they are, maybe they are night sweats, and I am wondering if anyone has a tip on how to mitigate them? Have you tried wearing socks to bed to cool down your core temperature? Or tried a warm shower or bath? I’ve not tried either one yet but I am thinking about it because as the summer gets closer I will not be getting any sleep. Thank you for any and all tips.
I finished reading this book and I ordered The New Heirloom Garden because I after several visits to Monticello over the past few years I am fascinated with heirloom seeds and plants. By the way if you are interested you can learn so much more about Thomas Jefferson, the house and gardens here. Monticello, Mount Vernon, Colonial Williamsburg, Versailles and so many other places have live talks on Facebook once a week just in case you didn’t know about it.
Several of you have asked about the the blue and white dress I featured Friday, I did order it and I will let you know when I get it and how it looks, who knows I may even share a photo.
Speaking of blue and white, I also ordered this quilt from Target, I am hoping that changing to lighter bedding helps with the hot flashes.
Tell me, what did you do this weekend? Did you work in the garden? Relax and Read? Travel? Or make something delicious? Whatever it was please share!
Have a great day and w wonderful week.