Friday, May 9, 2014

Making a Fairy Garden for Mom/Mr. Cozy goes to the ER

Be prepared for a lot of fairy garden posts to come.  This is my third year of having the miniature gardens and I love sharing them.  I told M and M that we would make something for their mom, my DIL.  So after school and after ice cream we headed outside.  That day the weather decided to heat things up.  It was almost 90.  That's the way we do things around here.  Now it is supposed to rain for 4 days straight and be in the 60's.
First we got the potting soil out of Grammy's car that she bought at the nursery.  I wanted to just fill the pot with the soil from home but Mr. M said he wanted to put the dirt in.   Before the soil was put in we pounded nails in the bottom for drainage holes and also gathered stones and acorns and pine cones from the yard for extra drainage. (Please , note the dead looking shrub.  For the first time ever the boxwood's around here all look like this after the hard winter.  I don't think it is coming back)  Also note the gloves.  I never mentioned using them and I didn't.  These poor children have parents that are OCD . 
Okay after soil we added a couple of plants.  I always like using a fork, for some reason, for the planting process.  Here he is lightly patting the soil around the plants.  Mr. M. loved the coleus and said it was so pretty.
And here is Miss M with her glove on. I just noticed what Mr. M has on, hah.  The sun was in her eyes.  Next we added blue glass stones to look like a pond.  We also used some other little stones around the rest of the pot. 
Now we added a boy for Mr. M. 
And a little girl for Miss M.
We also added a little house and a birdhouse on a pole.  They could decided what to use from the goodies I brought with me.  I have been buying little things for awhile now just for the little gardens.
We took the garden in the house and gave it a good watering.  When Dad got home he hid the garden in his workshop.  I will be surprised if someone doesn't tell them about it before Mothers Day.  Little kids love their parents and love making things for them.  They were so happy over what they did.  I let them do it all. 
AND here is the finished product
After a long and hot day (remember I don't do heat well) I came home and decided to put my feet up until it was time to make supper.  Not long after that, Mr. Cozy walks in the door and said he got hurt at work.  The paper shredder blew up when he was using it.  The skin was definitely traumatized but the skin on his had was not open.  I decided to call our doctor.  Of course, she said to go to the Emergency Room.  We did.  Long wait and then the doctor did nothing.  Here are the pictures from the waiting room.  His hands now have big blisters on them.  He hasn't complained much of pain but I know he doesn't feel well.  We are hoping that he doesn't get an infection.  We are watching closely and using neo-sporin.  The hair around his hairline was scorched.  The hair actually fell out.  He looks like his hairline has receded.
This was just one day this week.  Yesterday was quite the zoo.  Kinda like the days when all the kids were at home.  Today I treated myself to going to a barn sale out of town and came home and took a little nap.



Cranberry Morning said...

They must have loved those fairy gardens! How perfect for them. Can't wait til we can do things outdoors!

Susie said...

Debby, I hope your husband does okay. Poor guy. The garden and the kids...what can I say. I love the little figurines and those little gardeners. I laughed when you mentioned if they could not tell the secret. LOL. Blessings to all of you,xoxo,Susie

Gina said...

Your fairy garden is so cute! You're lucky to have such adorable helpers!

Hope your hubby feels better soon!

Beca said...

What a day! Hope your hubby heals real soon. What an odd crazy circumstance. Wishing you a very happy and blessed mothers daya.
xx Beca

vivian said...

love the little fairy garden. I was looking at all the dead stuff in mine from last year. I need to do some outside work this weekend. Maybe I will do my fairy garden tomorrow!
have a great mothers day!

Kimberly said...

Happy Mother's Day, Debby!!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your fairy gardens are infamous. I'm sure they loved helped making them. I'm glad your hubby wasn't hurt worse. How scary. I hope you are spoiled silly on Mother's day!

Julia said...

I'm glad that your husband didn't got hurt more seriously. He could have lost his sight. I wonder what happened to make the shredder blow up. it must have been an accumulation of paper dust and something ignited the dust.
I have an heavy duty size paper shredder and it can get hot after a while and I often clean out the paper dust that accumulate in it.

Your fairy garden are cute and you got some great help.
Happy Mother's Day Debby.

Jane said...

Goodness, I do hope Mr. Cozy will be ok! Hate going to ER! Your little workers made such a cute Fairy Garden for their mother! Happy Mothers' Day to you!
p.s. Did you get the paper doll books?

Shirley said...

Your fairy garden is adorable and so much fun watching the little ones make it for mom. They keep us young. I enjoyed reading your blog catching up with you. Your ER sounds like ours what would they have done if it had been serious. Hope he is doing o.k. I am off to pick up some tree branches out of the yard before the kids get here to mow. I hope to get my rider running before it needs cut again. Happy Mother's Day. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Those fairy gardens are so darling for the children. I'm sorry about your spouse's hand. I hope the burn heals quickly. xoxo

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

Hello Debby, l love your sweet little fairy garden, what a lovely thing to do with children. Very sorry to hear about your husband, thank goodness it didn't effect his eyes. Scary business. Wishing you both a lovely Sunday, Pam xx

lynn said...

Loved my little pieces you sent me Debby. Hope to make a fairy garden too. Have wanted to for so long. Lynn
Happy Mothers Day.

Loretta Thomas said...

Hope the Mister feels better!! We are doing okay...still busy with the
cleanup and sorting through ash and crud. Have a Wonderful Day!!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Hope your husband feels better. I was at the ER with my husband yesterday. He had a table saw accident. Luckily, he still has all his digits, but his thumb was broken and badly cut.

Edna B said...

The fairy gardens are adorable. I'm glad to hear that hubby is not too seriously hurt. Hopefully he will heal quickly. I hope your Mother's Day was filled with sunshine and love. Mine was fabulous! You have a great evening. Hugs, Edna B.

Kelly said...

I love the fairy garden you and your grand children made. So cute! I hope your husband is recovering nicely. That's scary!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow Debby it is never boring around your house. I can not believe the shredder thing blew up. I never heard of that how horrible. I do hope by now hubs is healed and over this ordeal. Poor guy.
Love love the fairy gardens. I keep thinking one day I am going to do one. They look like so much fun and yours is adorable and so are your babies.
They grow up way to fast but your making such great memories with them.
So glad you came by and said hello. I do wish I could get back into this world of blogging. I miss it and you.
Love ya

Art and Sand said...

There I go being jealous again of grands to play with - what a fun time you must have had making the fairy gardens.

I hope your husband is doing okay now.

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