Monday, May 11, 2009

Flower Power

WOW, I can't believe that it has been so long since I last blogged. I hurt my shoulder and had to take muscle relaxers for a couple of weeks so that must be the ultimate cause. I lost a couple of weeks of my life in a prescription drug induced stupor. Today was such a beautiful day that I had to get out and take pictures of the flowers that are blooming now. I have learned that many of the flowers send up their beautiful colors and textures for only a short time and you can't wait until mid-summer to enjoy the flowers. They start as soon as the snow starts to melt and continue until the snow starts to fall months later. I worked with my youngest son on the veggie garden this past weekend. We put in a trellis gate and a small paver entry to the garden. It doesn't look like much, but it required a lot of work (well, a lot of heavy lifting). Now I just have to plant the grapes that are going to grow up over the trellis, clean out the garden area and plant the veggies and I am done with that project. I got Sherrie a new fountain for the garden near the back patio so I need to get it situated and operational. Then it is on to the big project for the summer which is putting in a pond garden. I have the plants. I have the supplies. I just need the muscle strength to dig the holes and carry the fill dirt. I am really anxious to get that project done. Sherrie is really anxious for me to finish the stair project. I kind of lost my momentum on that project. I guess I should finish the installation this week and then I can put the polyurethane one it this weekend. When will all the projects end???? Right now it seems that I can't even see the light at the end of the tunnel. I don't know how I was able to accomplish so much more on our previous homes. I installed floors and moved walls and ... Now it is all I can to to just install a simple railing. Oh, the difficulty of growing old. As much as I tell myself that I will not grow old and slow down, it is inevitable. I try to force myself and I end up injured. I guess one shouldn't challenge the body because the body will prevail. Again, time is running short and I need to tidy the house before I get off to bed. So until next time (which I hope will be tomorrow), Adieu.

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