Saturday, February 19, 2011



This week my winter hibernating ends.

There is work to do-

in all of the usual places:

my garden, my closets, my garage, and even in my car.

Work is an interesting thing.

It creates itself.

At least it does for me.

I work by working-

not by thinking about working.

Does that make sense to anyone?

Just as creating breeds creativity,
working creates work.

So I am coming out of my snug , winter cave.

*The water ticket has been purchased.

*The bonnet for the irrigation valve is ready.

*I am going to cast fertilizer before the water is turned on.

*Our grass will get a ‘good watering’ as my mother would say.

*I am going to walk my yard in my baby blue rubber boots, with water swirling all around.

*I am going to work.




Amy Kinser said...

Sounds like fun work to me. I love when it's time to come out of hibernation and I love to make things pretty and fresh again.

Low Tide High Style said...

I need to follow your lead, there is a lot of work around here that needs doing! Please take a picture of yourself in those baby blue boots!

And thank you for your sweet comment!

Kat :)

joanne said...

I am jealous...I have neither the energy or the cooperation of the weather to get out there and work. I am looking forward to it though!..;j

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I am trying to come out of hibernation myself. I have a lot I want to get done, but just can't get to moving.
Enjoy your weekend.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Way too much snow in my yard to even think about yard work. Have a wonderful day!!!

Jayne said...

Oh, I fully understand that concept! Once I get going, I can get SO MUCH done. But, I don't start out with a "list" of things I "have" to do. I just let the flow of the work take me there. :c)

Vintage Gal said...

Sound like fun~ Happy working ;-)

Theresa said...

Enjoy your work! Sounds like fun to me:) HUGS!

trash talk said...

Hi Ho, Hi Ho!

CHERI said...

Laura, thanks so much for coming over to my blog and checking on me:) I am doing wonderfully. The dr. dismissed me on Friday and all bandages are gone...woohoo! The springlike weather we are having here in south GA has gotten everyone outside. We were at LOWE'S yesterday and everyone was buying flowers. Too soon, I think! Hubby has already started working in the yard though with me as his helper. Like you I have to actually get to work to work...if I sit around and think about it I get nothing done:) Enjoy your watering!

Pondside said...

Go for it!
There's so much water up here, that the ground 'squishes' when we walk. It's still too damp to do much in the beds, but a little clean up is in order, I think.

Stacey said...

Sounds wonderful to me.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I'm really wishing the 2+ feet of snow in my yard to go away so I can do the same thing! I enjoyed my visit today, have a great day!


Deb said...

you go girl....loving our new weather...

oldgreymare said...

My garden has forgiven me, blooms and buds are everywhere and in order to pay homage to the interior, I hosted a party yesterday forcing me to do due diligence in every room.

today, the studio for inspiration...spring is truly on it's way.


Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Make that two of us! We're enjoying such gorgeous weather and the work has begun. New pine straw and mulch was laid out last week and the list will continue on this week. Love a pretty yard and spring is just the best!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- YOU GET IT! I work to work too~! If I sit and THINK about working and all that needs to be done I achieve nothing...if I start...just start snowballs (oh-I am so hating those real stinking snowballs right about now) snowballs and I get more and more done...more than planned. I am a worker..and feel guilty if I am not doing something productive...but that is another story! Hugs-Diana

Karen said...

Your up-close pics are wonderful!!
Ladybug Creek

Nancy's Notes said...

A good day of working and of course, in working blue boots, is a red letter day in my book! Nothing is more satisfying than a good day of working and outside work is the best!

Sending you good wishes for a great many days of memorable and successful work!

Your friend...hugs,



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