It has been a crazy couple of weeks out here in the middle of no where, new neighbors on the road, the ponds across the road have lost about 6 feet of water and our roof has been replaced. A lot of change, some good, some bad.
At points over the past two weeks we have had up to eleven men working both in and outside of the house. With the new roof came new roof windows. With the roof windows came drywall dust. Drywall dust that travels throughout our home usually comes with Jill having a bit of a melt down. Now add the mess outside that goes hand and hand with a new roof....it was stressful for me. That said, in my opinion anyway, I handled things well. I did not melt down, I did not consume copious amount of red wine, nor gin. Woot, Woot! Perhaps the mulch factor helped me address the stress.
The love of my immediate life is still chipping away at the retired shake, plenty of gardens still to be weeded and topped. I have yet to wander my way to a garden centre to get plants for my planters and baskets. Fingers crossed that something still half decent is waiting for me when I get there. Gardening in the middle of no where can be a challenge with so many wanted and not so wanted plants blowing in each season.
I have learned that yes, as much as I hate to say this, 10 minutes of weeding is what my back and hip can handle. Shoveling, moving and spreading mulch, now that takes me over the hour mark. Progress!
Over the past two weeks I have received personal complements, why is it that most women cannot accept a complement? I don’t understand, even though I am one of them. Is it that we don’t feel worthy? Are we embarrassed? Is it that we don’t hear them often and therefore are somewhat in shock when we have to respond? I was recently chatting with someone I hadn’t seen in about two years, the complement was “you look relaxed, trim and young, how do you do it?” My brilliant response - “I am sure its all due to the Preparation H I used under my eyes this morning “. Yes , dear imaginary readers, I actually said that. Progress - NOT