Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ahh, the payoffs of a little hard work

Just a couple good things to share today. Had a pretty productive weekend.

Yesterday, John, the kids and I volunteered at a Sacramento elementary school to help with some cleaning, planting and just plain sprucing up of the school. John and the kids shoveled bark all morning. I planted vegetable and flowers. It was fun! The mayor even showed up! The kids were on the KOVR 13 news yesterday. That was pretty cool.

Today while Zach visited a friend and John and his kids visited his mom, I set out to tackle what has turned into a jungle in my backyard.
After a lot of sweat it is looking good. I had to stop because I overfilled my garden waste can and then I couldn't move it!
1 $5.oo container of begonias (Wal-Mart) is enough to adequately fill a large planter!!! Great deal! So I filled 2.

With a lot of trimming I tamed the jungle!!! I am ready to BBQ!!!!

And since I was on a roll with the sweat thing going on, I tried out my new Leslie Sansone dvd in my garage. I love it!!! Maybe my broken vcr was a blessing in disguise, because this dvd is much better than the one I had. It is a great bargain as well. I got it at It comes with the dvd and the resistance band for $14.99. I highly recommend it!!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!! I better go take a shower now! :)
By the way, my daughter said it is 70 degrees in Monterey today!!! Wow!
What a great weekend!!!!


  1. Your yard looks great Tina ~ very pretty. Sounds like you had an awesome work-out all week-end! Now you should have all summer free for crafting!!!! LOL!!! Hugs, Julia

  2. Hi Tina. Yikes! I haven't been over here in awhile. I'm finding it hard to get to everything and I usually start at the top of my blog list or the bottom and never make it to middle where the L's are. So sorry! Your plants are beautiful. And I love that you are trying vegetarian cooking. That soup and those sandwiches look absolutly divine. I will definitely be giving those a try. I don't eat any meat, only sometimes fish. Have found that shrimp is not tasting good to me anymore either. My husband still insists it is hormones. Who knows! Anyways, I am glad that you are well and still going strong with your commitment to your health. I hope your friend is doing okay after the stroke. Wishing you all the best, Tammy :)