Hello Dear Friends ☀️
Happy Tuesday! I wasn't going to post, but I figured a little late was better than not at all. Especially since I had taken the past couple of weeks off. After years of not having motivation to Spring clean like I should due to the end of our marriage etc, I finally felt ready to tackle this house. So I spent the past several weeks going through closets and rooms purging things and scrubbing, vacuuming and reorganizing. I still have shampooing to do and the craft room to finish. But otherwise I'm feeling much better. Also, work crews have been here putting on my new deck, putting a railing on stairs down to the dock, cleaning out poison ivy and oak out of parts of the yard, and will be putting in Annie's new bay window. I actually have a plumber here snaking some drains today, as this house is a lot like country living in the city and has its share of issues. Lol
Also, you may remember that my friend Scott came for a visit recently. It went so well! We had such a great time. ♥️ He is planning to come and do some camping in the area soon with his daughter. And already planned a visit again for early July. I'm just taking it all one day at a time but it's a lot of fun and he's a wonderful fella. 😉
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING
toast, fruit, coffee
HOW I AM FEELING THIS MORNING:
I'm feeling like it will be so nice when all the projects around the outside of the house are done. We'll be able to get the dock and pontoon in then too. And Annie is waiting on her pool getting put back up once the deck is finished. Lol It will feel like summer can really begin then.
I'm also feeling so grateful that my son doesn't have to go back to school yet! His college is different and goes month to month. So he will continue with classes, but thankfully they will be online yet and he can stay here longer. His school is in FL and I see how the covid stuff is ramping up there again. He may not even go back in early Fall and this momma heart is so happy!!! 😀
ON MY MIND:
Our world is on my mind everyday. I continue to pray extra prayers for healing and peace everyday and keep up with the news to a degree, but limit it as well
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE
It's all clean and tidy. The kiddos stayed with their Dad past couple days with Father's day time etc. And it's amazing how clean it is when they're not around. 😂 They'll be back today and I'd rather have it more cluttered and have them here, of course.
CHORE I'M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS WEEK:
I'm not sure what extra chore I may tackle this week?
ON THE TV TODAY:
Grantchester, Americas Got Talent, cooking and HGTV shows, still bingeing Gilmore Girls and starting season 5, some movies taped also
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
MONDAY - cheese, crackers & fruit plate cuz no kiddos here
TUESDAY -pizza from a fave local place & my Mom coming over
WEDNESDAY - homemade red lobster biscuits, tomato soup, fruit
THURSDAY - veggie pasta salad, muffins, fruit
FRIDAY - salad and sandwich with fridge clean out (need groceries)
TO RELAX THIS WEEK I WILL:
binge show, read, craft, take Ruby for walks
FROM THE CAMERA:
Most of the closets are all cleaned and organized now
My son left me a little love note to wake up to the other day. Melted my heart 💌
Deck work in progress
Still getting used to this world of masks - but finally got my hair done! Yay!! Now I can have more fun (or so they say about blondes 😉 )
Finally took down my bunnies and things - let the summer mojo begin!
When Scott visited we exchanged gifts and I had some not only for him but for his daughter as well. She's only 7 and it was fun to go down memory lane and think of things a little pumpkin like that might like. I also gave her some bedding from when Annie had her fairy room long ago (amazing what ya find when you clean out closets - Lol) I gave her this fairy flower nightlight too. They went on a recent trip to visit family in NE and he took this pic to show me she had to bring her nightlight with for the hotel. 💝 So sweet!
I had 3 different snapping turtle mommas come and lay eggs in my yard. We get some every year. I found one of the nests had shells littered all over the yard - here's a close up on a couple of them. I thought maybe they hatched. But I think it was probably dug up by something. I hope the rest of them make it! I have my own discovery channel on a daily basis and I LOVE it!!
The sunsets do not disappoint this time of year. Nothing like a pink bay. And wildflowers are blooming everywhere. I love this flowering shrub that the landscapers put in several years ago. It blooms so pretty.
Scott's son (he's in in his 20's) live in NE and recently sustained an injury from an accident and praying for his fast healing. Our world and the need for a vaccine, peace and healing. The Black Lives Matter movement and true change in our country. For less division and more unity among us.