"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see." (John Burroughs)
I thought today would be a quiet day once the kids and I got home from school but it didn't turn out that way at all. It's been full steam ahead ever since first thing this morning and now here I sit at 10 o'clock in the evening. First, I would like to share with you a miraculous makeover that I completed earlier! I turned this ...
TA-DA! Into this ...
HA! Okay, upon closer inspection, I think you can tell that it isn't actually a makeover. Remember how I said Sam is always coming home with stuff. Well, the green chairs and table is what he came home with last nite. We saw the set in True Value a few weeks ago; they advertised a sale, so Sam rushed over there and got it. Turned out to be the last set available. Has the look of wrought iron but is sturdy plastic. We needed something smaller for the balcony off our tv room so I did a switch-a-rooni. The white table and chairs are now on the balcony off our bedroom.
Above is one view of our bedroom balcony. We bought plants on Friday and Sam repotted some, while I did the rest on Saturday. I am thankful that I am seeing some green again after the pity of losing the 4 huge beautiful trees that used to stand in the yard below.
My aunt had a post the other day about the Fall leaves in her area of Michigan. The boys read it and when Zack was helping me clean our balcony, he said "See, we have leaves, too."
"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”
~Henry Ward Beecher
Jingles loves this balcony. It is hard to keep up during the summer because of the heat and the sandstorms. But when it is in use, Jingles will run back and forth to the door until someone lets her out there.
And she likes to chase these guys at nite.
It seemed to be a necessary ritual that he should prepare himself for sleep by meditating under the solemnity of the night sky... a mysterious transaction between the infinity of the soul and the infinity of the universe. ~Victor Hugo
It is way past my bedtime so goodnite to one and all. Hope you have had a terrific Tuesday and that Wednesday will be wonderful, too. Blessings, Tammy