Saturday we spent much of the day working in Jill's yard. I weeded flower beds and planted lots of perennials and annuals grown from seed in our greenhouse or from starts taken form our garden.
Jill and the Irene hauled off brush and old wooden framing from the vegetable patch area.
Tom worked on digging out the roots of an old holly tree.
Isaac worked on assembling the new lawn mower.
Then things went awry. The lawn mower would not start. Jill spent an hour and a half on the phone getting technical advice. Finally the lawn mower went back in the box. I think it got traded for a new one today.
I just kept on planting. Tom and I started working at 9:00. Jill and the kids got going about 10:00. By 1:00 I was finally finished planting. The holly tree was still in the ground - it will require a chain saw. The new mower was in the box, and the vegetable garden spading was just beginning.
I took everybody out to lunch at Subway. Then I sat in the shade by the rhododendrons, watching the bees, with the cat, while everybody took turns digging the garden.
Tom declared himself done at 2:30. Soon after we went home.
We got cleaned up and rested up. I watched the Kentucky Derby. Then we left for the Link station to take the light rail into the city for a Sounders match.
It was very warm as we sat in Occidental Park, then marched to the match, and dined on hot dogs on the "dining terrace" on the third level concourse.
But inside the stadium there was a cold wind blowing out of the northeast that had everybody grabbing any extra layers they hopefully brought with them. At halftime we saw the clouds coming in, bringing the weather change that gave us a cool, cloudy Sunday morning and a bit of rain overnight.
Jill and the kids were at the game too, sitting in another section on level two. This is their selfie, posted on Facebook.
We all rode home from the game together, on a very crowded but happy train, after another Sounders victory.
Sunday Morning Tom and I were moving slowly, but eventually got going and drove the the Bellevue Botanical Garden for my Mother's Day gift to myself.
I took a lot of photos. I'll share some pretty pictures during the week.
It is now 4:00 on Sunday. Jake is working today, delivering Amazon packages for the postal service. We're trying to arrange a time to get together. As for the rest of today? All I know is I'm not cooking.
I hope your Mother's Day weekend was to your liking.