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That felt as if I accomplished something

 

Tonight I changed the burner in our old barbeque.  It works!  One of my children will inherit our old barbeque if they want it. 

At first I wondered if I could do it.  The instructions seemed a bit complicated and I had trouble getting the old burner out to begin with.  Then I figured that out and the rest was a matter of following the instructions. 

A new grate to hold the ceramic tiles would also be a good idea.  Metal subjected to high heat pretty much oxidizes away so it is looking a bit sad. 

After that task was accomplished, I moved a big chunk of cement to use as a base under one of my big urns, leveled that area out and did some weed removal there.  It is ready to plant – if I decide to leave it there.  I have to get a better look at it in the light of day.  I am NOT going to fill it and then try to move it. 

 

It felt good to be outside working in the yard.  I need to spend more time doing that.  It clears my mind.

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Just keeping on

Sometimes work seems to take so much energy – mental and physical – that there is not much brain left to blog with.

Someday, I’m hoping it will get better and maybe once again I will have some semi-profound thoughts. 

Meanwhile, I am enjoying the warmer weather we are having and the Blue Jay that shows up in my back yard early in the mornings.  Maybe I will plant the large urns I picked up cheap at the Co-op.  And I did put out my hummingbird feeders so I am ready for them.  Hopefully they will show up and grace my yard with their beauty.

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Gardening Day

Today was another gardening day. Weeds seem to grow about twice as fast as the flowers. But the flowers I do have are probably at their best now. I have this one on my desktop.

One of the things I like best about my home is the yard. It is like a bit of wild park and in the summer with all the trees in full leaf it is very private. And if you don’t look too closely you won’t see the weeds.

I must confess that today was mostly spent being lazy. I guess you could say I was unwinding but I think most of it was just downright laziness. Oh well tomorrow I can always make up for it.

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Tearing out the weeds

Today was another day with lots of gardening going on. I even got Sara to join me(with the promise of a little cold cash) in hacking down and pulling out a batch of weeds by the fence. Looks a bit better in the driveway. And I whacked down some weeds that were really wild in the old dog run we have in the back. They were beginning to cover up the clump of volunteer raspberries and so I was rewarded with a tasty treat. The old blossoms on the rose bushes all were deadheaded and everything got watered.

It is good to be physically working in the yard sometimes. I hope I get a bit tanned from it without getting burned of course. I’m always so pale. Comes from being the whitest one of the bunch maybe.

For lunch we(Sara and I) went out with Annette, Kieran and Annette’s Auntie Coleen. Kieran was his usual quiet contented self until the end when he decided it was time we gave him something to eat too. Only one of us could do that so he broke up our party and went home with mom to eat.

I finished reading Leonard Sweet’s Soul Cafe today too. There is too much stuff in there to retain at one reading. I’ll probably put it down for awhile and then go back to it. It is a bit like being at a banquet table with all of the richest dishes in front of you. You’d like to eat it all but it is impossible so you have to keep taking just enough to get a taste and then go back and eat again and again. But you also have to push away from it all and do some digesting too. I think I need time to digest for awhile.

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Gardening Day

Today was another gardening day. Weeds seem to grow about twice as fast as the flowers. But the flowers I do have are probably at their best now. I have this one on my desktop.

One of the things I like best about my home is the yard. It is like a bit of wild park and in the summer with all the trees in full leaf it is very private. And if you don’t look too closely you won’t see the weeds.

I must confess that today was mostly spent being lazy. I guess you could say I was unwinding but I think most of it was just downright laziness. Oh well tomorrow I can always make up for it.

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Grow Me God

It is early in the morning still and the house is quiet. The sun shines and the geese sit on the sandbar in the river in front of our house. The wind has died down considerably from yesterday so maybe today will bear the promise of spring and warmth that the May long weekend should bring. That will mean yardwork! Not that I really mind – its just the getting started. It feels good when I’m out there doing it.

I love spending time with God in the early morning on a beautiful day like this. Amazing that the Creator of all this beauty is listening to me.

OhGod!
The sun rises and brings warmth
To the dormant earth.
The birds return
Their calls announce the spring.
You whisper
And my heart hears.
Your love surrounds me
Like the light of the new day.
Like the sun calling the growing buds
You call me to yourself.
Infuse me with your life
Grow me.

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