It is hard to book a day off when one is so comfortably retired, but I think I earned one today. I drove Dan and his friend across the city this morning to catch a bus tour to Dan’s company golf tournament at a small town golf course a couple of hours out of the city. Now Molly and I are free until they get back some time this evening.
It is hard to believe that three and a half months ago, I was feeling so feeble and miserable that I was spending the bulk of my time sitting in my rocking chair, wrapped in a blanket – with a shawl across my shoulders. LOL! 😂 Then, I started wondering how I was ever going to be fit enough to deal with all of the spring work that would come with the change of seasons!
Now here I am! Our garden is in, I paid one last trip to a greenhouse yesterday to get a few more flowers and herbs, the flower beds are planted, and the patios and patio furniture are cleaned off and ready to enjoy. I even mowed the lawn one time. Dan dealt with it this week (as he usually does). Molly has been taught to fetch, been kept reasonably well groomed, and most days are accident free – even when I go out for a bit and leave her locked in the house for a couple of hours.
I am so glad I decided to take action back in February to get myself in shape. 💃
A few photos that I took in the couple of days.
So that is about it! We still have a fair amount of work to deal with – maintaining the garden, painting the porch, raking the lawn and dealing with the dandelions, painting planters, and setting up the pool (if we decide to put it up this year). Whatever we decide to do, I know I won’t struggle to do my part. I am good to go and getting fitter every day! 💪😊
It is so magical to watch our garden grow and change every day! I could spend all day outside puttering about. I hope you enjoy the photos, I snapped this morning. I have to stockpile them for when winter inevitably returns!
That is my magic to share for today! Dan is on ‘days off’ so I am off to enjoy his company. 💞
I hope you are having a productive and magical day!
There was something rediculously magical about being outside at 5:30 this morning. The sun was shining, there was not a breath of wind, the only sound was the birds chirping in the trees. Kat was very deliberately wandering around the yard, sniffing and searching – ensuring that all was right with her little backyard world.
Apparently, we are good to go for another magical day!
Keep safe! Wishing you peace, love, and magic to fill your day. 💞
It is the 25th day of my June ‘Accentuate the Positive’ challenge. My positive for today is photography because “A picture is worth a thousand words” and I have alwaysrun a little short on words. 🤭
I have said that I did not get anything genetic wise from my Mother. I did not get her looks, her temperament, her domestic talents, her singing ability, or her construction skills. (I once taped my cell phone to a crate at work trying to operate a tape gun. 🤦). Recently however, I have discovered an appreciation for my Mother’s love of photography. In her later years, she even started taking pictures of her pictures. (When I take a picture of a picture for my blog, I can hear her saying “Who’s laughing now?”). Actually, most of the pictures that I take picture of were her pictures.
I will never be organized enough to have the dedicated photo albums that my Mother had, but I do have a few new photos to share today. I hope a bit of my Mother’s photographic skill come through.
Twenty-five days down and only five to go!
Wishing all a good day and a nice weekend! I hope to see you tomorrow. 👋👋👋
Dan is out working on a few of our planters so I thought I would share shots of our latest yard acquisitions.
We also have a variety of new holes in the sand around our garden planters. Our squirrels take the peanuts we put out for them and bury them in the sand. Kat smells the peanuts and goes around digging them up – leaving a new hole for every peanut she finds. Fun times! 🤦
Our grass is turning green and the trees have their leaves coming. By the time I post pictures of our yard again, we should have the garden cleaned up and the bedding plants in. Summer is coming! Yay🥳
It is hard to find a lot of ‘positivity’ in a day that rings in at +5 Celsius and the world is turning a nasty shade of Saskatchewan greige but it is there if you look hard enough.
Kat and I geared up and went for a 3.67 kilometer walk around the neighbourhood. That was hardly a record for us this summer but it is a good 3.67 kilometers further than we used to walk on a daily basis. 😋
Time to get out and start harvesting everything I can from the garden. There is frost in the forecast for tonight so we will have to cover anything that isn’t ready to pick. 🤦
Have a great day! If there is heat and sunshine anywhere, get out and enjoy it! Send pics🙄