I love you Craigslist! Scored this Italian fountain on Craigslist for $300. Still in the middle of installing it but just had to post. And no, It is not going to remain off center.
Special thanks to my husband Vince who paid for this and to my sister Elizabeth who broke her back helping me move it and my brother Chris who helped me put it all together! It takes a village, people!
Till next time……
I’ve just been a bad blogger, ignoring my blog and all my blogging friends out there- will you ever forgive me?
It has been a long and busy six weeks. Remember when I moved all that gravel back in May? Well I thought that I would eventually bounce back, after all, what doesn’t kill you, right? Come to find out that I have Fibromyalgia. But that’s okay. It’s better than a lot of other things that I can think of. So I am trying not to over do it, and I’m going down the Paleo road as a means to contain it. Some days are great, and some days I wake up feeling like a 90 year old.
When I wake up like that, I say “perfect, perfect, perfect! Thank you universe!” And I mean every word of it, then I plan my day accordingly.
So far so good.
I also found out that our little Corgi Pippin has Lymphoma. That news was harder to take, but with medicine he is doing better and we will be able to have him around a bit longer. He is my special little guy and we are enjoying our time together. Heaven is in his eyes and Dog is God spelled backwards. That pretty much sums it up for me.
On the upside, I got a newer car (*LOVE*) and I am now able to travel around again. Yes!
I have been to Portland twice to visit my daughter. It is crazy there, crazy! But so am I, so it feels like home.
The garden is doing well, as you shall see. I am so happy with it and wouldn’t change a thing (she said as she mentally noted all the plants she plans on moving in the fall). I hope this update finds you and yours well and groovin’ in the sunshine.
Till next time….
Yesterday evening there was a break in the rain for a few hours. I sat outside with Pips and Bindle and a cup of hot tea and enjoyed the garden. It makes me SOOOO Happy!
I am also working a bit. I have rented a stall in a 2nd hand store to sell items. All of that takes time and work, and though I love it and find it tremendously enjoyable, it does not leave me as much time to garden. Oh well, it will all get done eventually.
Or not, Summer has a way of passing by much too quickly, and leaving me standing with my mouth hanging open as I watch it fade into Autumn.
But I can’t think about that now, it is still ahead of me, and that is the best time of all.
Namaste Girl Scouts,
Have a lovely Sunday.
That’s right peeps, Mama’s got gravel!
Every morning feels like Christmas to me now. I have gravel!
The downside? I over did it, and so for the past 4 days I have been dragging myself around like the walking dead.
The day that the gravel was delivered I ended up filling, moving and dumping and/or raking out around 30 full barrow loads of top soil, sandy loam and (mostly) gravel. The day before that I had moved around 12 – 15 loads of compost, and let me tell you, I am not used to that kind of work, and so my 50-something body threw a serious fit.
The day after my 30 load insanity stunt I found that I only had just enough strength to weakly pluck a fistful of fresh mint leaves and make myself a Mojito before collapsing into a chair in the shade to look at my beautiful graveled garden (I repeated this scenario again and again and again in a vain attempt to regain my strength. ‘Didn’t work.).
The driveway was WAY too much for me. Thank goodness it was the weekend and my darling husband took over that job.
It has been about the same since then, as I slowly recover. What a nutcake! I am going to try to control myself from now on. …..I think.
Anywho, enough with the bitchin’ and whining, here are the “after” photos.
It’s been raining out, but that’s okay as I’ve been busy doing a bit of gardening indoors.
Last weekend I went to a sale (okay, I know I said I was giving them up, but they are so fun, so I think that I will go again, for a while at least…) and found the perfect glass case for my Britains collection. I collected them over a few years time many years ago, but displaying them was so difficult. Talk about a million little dust collectors! So when I spied this piece, I knew that I had finally found a home for my collection.
Thanks for visiting.
Till next time….