Friday, May 11, 2012
Making Progress At My Happy Place
What a great day it's been.
First; today was my Angel Mother's birthday.
Myguy helped me mow and weed eat her grave this week, and last night we left a pretty Spring bouquet with pink roses and forget-me-nots on her headstone. -I still have another bouquet to take on Mother's day.
...I was blessed today to have friends remember with me and a couple said they were lifting me in their prayers. I'm grateful... and I will tell prayers have helped and ... it's easier now. There was a time I couldn't imagine that would ever be..... but it it really is. While I like taking flowers to her grave ... -I like spending time much more where her house used to set here in the front pasture. This olde shed is still there and the photo is the progress to date. Myguy started replacing rotten boards; but still has two more to swap out. I painted the rotten ones anyways until he's ready. It's still kinda primitive... and I finally decided on this lighter oatmeal color. If you look to the left of the barn star, you'll see an empty spot? It never had a board there but I didn't really notice it til after it was painted. Myguy said he'd fit a puzzle piece in there. ( love my man- he's so good to me!)
So.. we just lack a three boards, a little more paint and some decorating. The wooden window still needs to be rehung on the side... and also the window box. I think I've decided to order brown, primitive wooden shutters with STAR cutouts on the centers. The turquey door needs a grapevine wreath... and ... curtains. ;) Time will tell what else. I look forward to planting more flowers and oh... guess what?! When I pulled in with my truck a bird flew out of the bluebird house. I snuck over there and opened the front and it is packed tight with a nest now! JOY!
Addie and I hauled manure and compost today to the little postage stamp garden this afternoon. It's not doing too bad.
It's... -my happy place!
The donkeys often walked up to the barb wire fence to say hi while I painted, and I could almost see my Angel Momma toodeling out there with her wicker basket of fresh cut apples and range cakes. If they weren't already waiting for her, she'd holler "ViOooOOoOoOoooleeeeeet!" - In no time, Violet and Spirit were there at the fence, gently taking sweet treats from her open hand while she told them what good donkeys they were.
of the best Angel Mother ...this girl could ever have.