It was a busy weekend, after a busy week.
This week we finally got enough dry hours to get mostly caught up with work in our yard - pruning and trimming and cleaning out beds. We have stuff piled up awaiting the emptying of the stuffed yard waste bins.
Saturday morning we met up with the other members of the Joyful Gardeners, our "neighborhood" group affiliated with the Northwest Perennial Alliance. We are not exactly a neighborhood, spread out all over the area south of Seattle. One nice thing about the group is that there are a lot of couples involved.The group likes to go on field trips and then have lunch out.
On this outing we attended a class at Bellevue Nursery called Right Plant, Right Place.
It was a mostly sunny, dry day and we arrived at the nursery early to look around and enjoy the spring color.
The fragrance of the hyacinths here was heavenly.
The class was interesting and informative, although after all these years of gardening there isn't much new for Tom and me to learn.
After the class we found a burger restaurant in Bellevue that could seat a group of ten and enjoyed lunch and visiting together. This is just part of our group, which is growing, with two new members this month.
After we got back home, we changed into work clothes and headed over to Jill's house to help move things back into her house. She has been undergoing a big remodeling process and had furniture from the home office/media room piled into her living room and bedrooms, and all of her downstairs family room, bedroom, bathroom and laundry piled into her garage. The stuff in the garage got thoroughly coated with saw dust from the carpentry crew, so everything had to be cleaned before it could be moved. We all worked as a team, and got all of the big stuff moved, the garage mostly emptied and cleaned up, and order restored. Then we took Jill and the kids out to dinner.
Finally, about 7:00 we were able to get the grocery shopping done.
Whew. We earned our down time for the rest of the evening.
Sunday will be another post.
Oh, and while I don't really follow college basketball, I do listen to news, and there was reason to catch a little March Madness action. The Gonzaga Bulldogs of Spokane, Washington State, and the University of Oregon Ducks are in the Final Four! They will play North Carolina and South Carolina next Saturday. I know a couple of my readers, at least, will be rooting for different teams that I will be cheering on.
Better to watch basketball madness than the March madness going on in the other Washington.