I actually looked forward to this day, where I would rise earlier than normal, gather up a few clothes and my mom, and take off for points east. The last few weeks have been quite satisfying in the garden, but very exhausting as well, and we need a break. Me, from planting, hauling and spreading mulch, and watering every day because we haven't had rain in weeks. Romie needs a break from me.
Bless his loving heart, he has been the biggest help in the garden, and we could not have the lush loveliness we do without the things he does. He takes directions from me, so I try to give them in as sweet a manner as possible, though he would probably beg to differ at times. What goes on in my head comes out my mouth in quite a different manner sometimes. But that's what great about being married for nearly 32 years to your best friend - you understand each other and forgive when it's necessary. You're a team.
But back to the break...Mom came at 7:00 a.m. and we loaded up the van and headed for the Cleveland Botanical Garden Flower Show. It's held every two years at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens and today was opening day. It was a gorgeous day, and hot, hot, hot. Lower 90s and by the end of the day, we were both sunburned a bit.
I'm posting this from our hotel room in Solon, Ohio, and though it's only 9:48 p.m., I can barely keep my eyes open. So, while I hate to keep you in suspense about the garden show, my purchases, and whether or not I got to meet blackswamp_girl, I have no choice. We are going nursery hopping tomorrow, and we need our rest so we have plenty of energy for another fun day of pseudo-gardening.