As you can see I had a little fun getting my little corner looking a bit better. My crusty mailbox had lost the ability to stay closed and the numbers were a joke. It was time! I cleared some sod, edged it and added a few flowers with a ladder trellis.
The honeysuckle and hollyhocks get to climb the ladder in the back and in the front I have a lavender plant on one side and a white flowering ground cover one the other. Rock chunks courtesy of my dilapidated side walk. I can’t wait for it to grow in!
The thing that really struck me though is that a year ago (or even a few months ago) I wouldn’t have been able to complete something like this. I was exhausted and my mind had no order or clarity. I was in a fatigue so deep that I ran strictly on autopilot and anything that took any amount of problem solving was beyond my capabilities. I am thankful once again for my doctor and the things that have helped me along.
And I do hope the mail carrier has an easier time of dropping off our mail!
Wishing you a spring full of lovely projects and new possibilities!
I have been working on this little project since the first of the year and here is Thankful 365 for April. This was an idea that I saw and decided to try it out for myself. In order to cultivate a grateful spirit I have written one positive and specific thought for each day. This will be for an entire year but I will post it at the end of each month.
April 1- Easter. Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice
April 2- Gardening. Set my first plants in the ground TODAY. Ah, blessed dirt!
April 3- Gardening
April 4 – My doctor! She is pretty awesome.
April 5- Care group- they’re my tribe!
April 6- It’s Friday and its been a long week. FriYAY!
April 7- My husband took 2 out of town calls that kinda ate up our Saturday but I’m glad that my son had a job to do to keep him busy and productive. The girls and I spent the day cleaning so we made the most of a rainy Saturday.
April 8- I’m thankful for wonderful church services that change lives for the better!
April 9- It was a crazy busy day but I’m thankful I had energy for it. I may not have much left but I got through today and made a big pot of chili for a cozy comfort food. Yum!
April 10- My dog. She was at the vet and we missed her. Its good to have her home.
April 11- My seedlings have sprouted!
April 12- My husband. Its his birthday today and I’m thankful for him. And for seeing friends who came just to wish my man a happy birthday 🎂
April 13- I’m thankful for a day off. I was not at my best but a rainy restful day was just the thing.
April 14- lazy Saturday. And we hired out cleaning the chicken coop! Nice!
April 15- Had fun with my bus kids. Love those babies!
April 16- Monday workday. Gettin’ stuff done!
April 17-My husband! He loves me enough to buy me treats when I’m crabby #lovehim #hesakeeper #scottiedoglicorice
April 18- Bert and Ernie! Not the Muppets, our new cows!
April 19- Care group…my sides still ache!
April 20-It’s Friday!
April 21-We were go getters today! So much done! Whew!
April 22- I’m glad we had a relatively quiet Sunday. Sometimes its hopping and a bit too busy for me.
April 23- Thankful for tea today
April 24- Got to show the animals off to a friend today. Their autistic son loved them! It made me happy that he was so taken with them and enjoyed being outside.
April 25- Today I realized that it is entirely possible that I could have ended up childless. I have 3 kids but after a visit to the doctor I fully realized that had I not had children at a younger age time simply would have run out for them. I had a very small window and I took it. I’m so thankful I did!
April 26- Its Thursday and I’m tired but I’m glad to be tired for a reason. I have a family a home and work to do