How did I get here again- in the midst of another home project? I’m not sure, but I sure do like it. It does so many things for my spirit, especially when I have stepped back from the world, as my husband recovers. (He is on the mend, and I thank you for your support and prayers.)
I call this circling the wagons because that is what my parents called it. Will this change, and will life get back to normal, as things continue to improve? Of course, it will, and I look forward to that as well. However, it wouldn’t be the truth if I said I don’t enjoy being in my home, running simple, uncomplicated errands, and working on projects.
I saw my mother work hard in her (our) home and yard all of my life. She was a firm believer in working until you sweat. The back of my neck is hot and sweaty right now from doing the same thing , and I don’t know of too many things that connect me to my mother more.
So early, early this morning, I decided to search for crushed limestone at local stone places. We have an area by the little house that needed a quick makeover. It has been neglected for far too long.
I found a yard of 3/4 inch crushed limestone, invited two of my daughters to ride along, and off we went to get it. I also bought a roll of black landscape fabric and pins to go with it.
By this point I had had several cups of Starbuck’s Breakfast Blend coffee (that I brew at home), and I felt invincible. I asked my husband if I could borrow his truck to ‘pick something up’. He said yes, knowing full well it was better not to ask.
The girls laid the black landscape fabric and hammered in the pins. In the meantime, I started shoveling it out onto the plastic.
Emptying an entire bed of a pickup, piled high with crushed limestone, is not an easy task. I had time to think.
Random Thoughts While Shoveling
Me: My projects are not my adult daughters’ projects. They always help when I ask , and they are good workers. I need to use their help wisely and prudently.
Me: This shoveling business is exhilarating. Boy, I am really going to need a muscle relaxer this evening.
Me: I admire people who work out in the heat for a living.
Me: That fence needs work. I wonder if I bought the fencing, I could hammer the boards myself?
Me: Why can’t this hard work lead to a 10 pound weight loss?
So now I am on a break, taking the time to drink a glass of iced tea and to write this post .
More photos to follow. It’s time to go back to work.
Right , Mom?