Monday, April 30, 2012

its hard to believe...

that April is over...

what a year so far...

and they are calling for 80s now later this week...

I am so afraid its going to sizzle this summer...

but until it happens...

planning...
this is one bed we worked on last week and moved several things in here...
the bench used to sit there...
but now there are day lilies in the back, cone flower- the last one, in the middle, and the new smaller day lilies place in there to see what it will look like...

this bed already looks like a summer bed...

they all do...
the amount of growth that has happened is awesome...

asian lilies will be blooming in May...

another dianthus, related to carnations...

Bebe who for some reason opted to continue his nap and not come out with us...
then he watched us from the window...

and bitter sweet is the last bloom of the clematis...
what joy they bring when they are here...

especially after being inside all winter...

but what is left is still pretty...

can't wait to get the rest of the stuff planted...
we did get a few things painted today...
wait until you see the thermometer...
I love it...
some more pots, too...
then we got the rest of the pots washed and even got one planted that we had painted before...

a lot of my time is going into PT and moving...
just moving...
stretching...
bending...
because I need to get to where I can start toning...
things are flapping every which way...
and I am a tank top kind of girl...
so if I don't want to wear long sleeves all summer...
its either work it back to something that looks normal...
or invest in duct tape...
;)

I have miles to go, but I have come so far in the last 2 years...
over 60 pounds lost now...
I do feel better when I don't hurt so bad...
LOL
the guys are walking me through it each step of the way...
and I know I wouldn't be here now without them...
lower body PT at least 3xs a day...
upper body is every other day right now, but will soon turn into an every day thing...
the clothes I bought a few months ago are baggy already...
and I just had to order new bras...
lost 5 inches around the middle since Feb...

that's why I am not on here as much as I used to be...
when I feel like moving, I'm moving...
there will be time to sit later...

you all have a good night...
thinking about going to bed early tonight...


7 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening Tete Sweetie...
Oh Girl you go. I am so over the top thrilled for you. Only a plus size gal knows how hard it is to stay motivated and work it, even when it hurts to move and sometimes just breathe. I am clapping, clapping and clapping some more.

Your gardens are just gorgeous sweetie. They are full of color, scent and lush beauty. Every little color is full of "HAPPY" florals. I love the silver mist garden. It looks so gorgeous. Your pansies too.

You must come over and take a look at what is blooming in my garden right now. I am so thrilled.

Many hugs and much love to you sweet friend. Congrats again. Keep the pace going sweetie. You have already won this race. Love, Sherry

Darla said...

The weather is already scorching here. We would love to see some rain....your flowers are very pretty and kudos to you for your hardwork!!

Jettie said...

Tete, I'm so proud of you for working all the weight off and toning up. I need help with PT and not getting a lot of support right now, so I can imagine how proud you are of your helpers.

Your gardens are beautiful as always, you have such a good eye for plantings.

Debbie said...

I cannot believe how your gardens look, Tete!!! I'm still waiting for flowers here in Houghton Lake!!!
Good for you on the progress concerning your toning, and weight loss, girl!!!!! Yay!
We are hoping for warmer temps today. Hopefully we can get out and dig in some dirt.
Have a good one, dear friend.
xxxooo

Julie said...

Rah to you! Keep On. It is a difficult battle indeed. And you are a strong warrior! woot! (invest in duct tape...heh heh...you TOO funny. ) The gardens and yard are beautiful. Do you have an area garden tour around there? You would definitely be a feature. I love the leftover of the Clematis too. Always thought it looked like a sea creature or plant. Have a great day Tete. xoxo

NanaDiana said...

I say forget toning and just go for the duct tape. Wonder if they have it in flesh color? lol

Tetes!!! Your gardens are absolutely beautiful. You have a really good eye for composition and it shows. Not too much in any bed and your color choices are lovely.

I hope you can keep it up this summer and that your health continues to improve at every turn.
If you aren't here-I know you are busy and moving and that is the best thing of all.

Hey- Did you ever get your porch/deck thing done? What's going on with that? xo Diana

Pam said...

Now I have a picture of duct tape in my head that's not pretty. When I was mulching on Sunday my asiatic lilies fell over and broke. Not sure if they will regrow or not, but they seemed awfully fragile this year.