Friday, March 18, 2011

Getting Down & Dirty!

Can't wait for this to be filled in, it's so barren looking...

BLAH! This soooo needs a make over. Nothing going on for winter looks has taking it's toll,
I need some new year round plants in here.
AHHHHHH little green things popping up all over, wonderful mini clues that salvation is near!

Love this little mini weeping pussy seeing buds on it even more!!

Mailbox needs a paint job & maybe a new location.
Hoping my butterfly bush cuttings made it through the winter???

Hmmm, quite the hot mess going on the left is the beginnings of my
new homemade composting system. Pallets: they're FREE & they're everywhere.
Smack some together & VIOLA! Plan on having 3 here when I get done.
That big stretch of nothing happening at the back of the shed....the future site of
my very own "potting space". Putting up a bench with a roof & lots of storage for
all my precious crap that beautifies my territory. Guess I will have to pretty up the
quail pen to while I'm there....

The biggest eyesore in the yard: my picnic/work table. Why? when I have a perfectly beautiful brandy new garage do I insist on making  a big mess right in the middle of everything??? Cause I love being outside, yeah, even when it's a gazillion degrees out, I have to be outside. I know my poor husband grinds his teeth every day he walks by on his way to feed the dogs, And why, really why, can't I ever get around to getting rid of the oil from frying the turkeys, and putting that damn fryer away...from back in's always such a gross mess to clean up now. Of course then I might also get rid of the damn broken (yet another one) umbrella too. But let's face, wind or no wind, I WILL wind up buying another umbrella, just cause I like the way it looks, though I will commit to the story that it's really for Manny to get out of the sun.....

So this is it, the beginnings of getting down & dirty in the yard and cleaning up the messes that went left undone etc. Visit with the doctor this week led to a revealing  notion that I am my own worst enemy, NOT everyone else, you know, the way most people want to think, right??? DAMIT, I have to admit that now?????? So while that was a little painful, it was also very liberating. But in the mist of making myself crazy, my blood pressure is out of wack even though I am already on medication for it. Doctors orders were to chillout. Lucky for me, God has been most kind & merciful and FINALLY saw fit to bless me with a couple of GORGEOUS sunny days, just exactly what I need to snap out of this latest  funk. Some no pressure, down and dirty garden time. Got enough done yesterday to see a difference in the yard and my BP.  Ahhhhhh Spring, have I told you lately how much I love you?????? Oh yeah, one of the most awesome reminders I have: the birth of my daughter Jesse!!!! Doesn't get much better than that!!

May God be with you and bless you.

May you see your children's children.

May you be poor in misfortunes

and rich in blessings.

May you know nothing but happiness

...from this day forward.


Karen said...

Hi Jester, oh, I can relate to this post. I was walking around in our mud this morning, watching stuff reappear from under the dirty snow. Kinda depressing, really, and too early to do much of anything about the mess. Everything is frozen down yet. I'm glad to see you have signs of life in your flower beds. That's always encouraging!

Sorry to hear about your BP, I have that issue too. Mine is related to my weight and my personality and the fact I watch every morsel I eat as it approaches my mouth. LOL The CPAP machine has really helped with the blood pressure, though. I guess when you fight to breathe all night long, it makes your heart work way too hard. Maybe, in time, I'll be able to get off the meds, but if not, oh, well. Did you ever get tested for sleep apnea? I'm not a fan of seeing docs all the time, but in this case, they were on to something with me.

Love the prayer, too, very uplifting.

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

can't wait to see a summer pic of your garden...

ann said...

The new garage is awesome. You express my sentiments exactly. Blah!

Casa Mariposa said...

You are your own worst enemy? Aren't we all? I know I am!! Sunshine is so theraputic. Warm spring days that let me escape to the garden keep me sane.

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