I have been super charged to get things done around here. We have projects lying around, half finished or in the planning stages for YEARS!! And after awhile I get sick of it. I am also learning to let others in my home enjoy their day the way I want THEM to let me enjoy mine, without TOO much condemnation on my part. Which means I just get in the car and go to Lowes or Wal-Mart and get what I need and get going. Or fish around in the shed or garage and see what's their.
You've seen the garden. I need to post a new pic because it is so FULL. I love going out in the mornings and looking, picking, eating, pinching, fiddling. It is soothing.
You have also seen the headboard. Still loving it!!
Last year I began, with the help of my trusty yard boy Kevin, my mom, and a couple of kids, building a pond. It all started when I asked a retired gentleman in our church, who owns and loved to drive a small tractor, to come help dig out a tree we did not want. After it was uprooted I noticed the hole was about the size of a small pond. I LOVE the sound of water, little fishies swimming, plants growing, so I headed over to Lowes to see what they had. I found a prefab pond and almost screamed. It was $14.00. I had heard they were VERY expensive so I didn't ask questions, just took it up to the counter and paid for it. Yup, you guessed it. It was missed priced, but because it was not me but them, I got it for that price. Now I screamed.
I called up my handy helpers and we dug and set and filled and planted a couple of plants. But it was not FINISHED! Here is what it looked after a winter of kids thinking it was THEIR personal toy.
Here is the after-4-solid-hours-of-word-in-extreme-heat pond.
AHH, much better. The pump we couldn't figure out but will go in tonight. Fish in a couple of days. Can't wait to here the trickling of water and the splashing of fish tails. Here is another view.
And another cause I am VERY proud of this.
thanks for reading,