Tomorrow is May 1st! My plan is to work outside in the back yard. It's pretty ugly. Mowing is a priority, as is finishing digging out plants that I need to say toodles to, and make room for new stuff. These are the plants that have overrun everything else, and I am ready for a change. Right now I have two big holes to fill with top soil and other lovely plants. More lavender, yes sir! Looks like the lavender from last year made it through another winter. My front yard is a wasteland of dead creeping charlie. I missed some of it the first go round, so the other day I sprayed more death rays at it. The only problem is that I have to wait another two weeks before I can put down grass seed, so the front yard will continue to look like crap. And the mole in my yard? Let's just say if I spot it, only one of us will come out of it alive.
And that one is someone who doesn't burrow in dirt.
I've already freaked out with bugs in my house. A moth the other night, then I saw a creepy crawly on my living room wall yesterday. Blech. Getting out the bug spray and working in the basement to keep the ickies out. I hate bugs.
I bought some bulbs and seeds the other day--they were on sale, and I kept saying to myself: "They're much less expensive than plants." But still, I spent $30! Let's hope they all bloom well this summer.
So my plan for May is to do the home assignments I neglected in April. This has been the latest Spring start we've had in a long while. I remember running outside in March last year in shorts. I think I've worn shorts to run outside once this year. Next week looks warmer! My 5K is coming up in just a few short weeks, so I will continue to hit the dirt paths to get myself ready for it. After that, I have just a few short weeks until the Run the Flood Race June 11th. That one is freaking me out a bit. I am no where near ready for 7 miles. It will be a challenge, for sure. Gotta at least hit what I ran last year (74 minutes) or improve.
Have you begun your flower planting?
What are you planting?
Do you think we'll have a warm summer, or a so-so summer?