The weather here has been so beautiful it has been a gift to be outside and enjoy the sunshine.
The doctor approved me for mild exercise starting Friday [walking, 2 lb arm weights, more stairs - nothing too amazing] and it feels so, so good to be mobile. Spottie is becoming quite spoiled from all the long walks we are taking.
With the neighborhood awash in color of the blooming trees and flowers we decided to spruce up the front of our home too. We don't have a front yard, per se, but a small plot [3 x 5] at the foot of our steps and a long strip on each side of the driveway [1 x 14] that gets absolutely no sun light.
It is a challenge to give color to these small spaces, but I think Pooldad, Wallene and I managed it. Especially Wallene. She is a dynamo.
We weeded [gah! There were a lot of weeds here - the only thing that grows here], put down landscaping fabric [take that weeds!] and mulched with red nugget mulch. We have a red brick home so it matches nicely.
This is the right side by our stairs. So clean and fancy!:
After lying in bed all winter it is so fabulous to get outside and do something. I am quite sore now and although that doesn't look like a huge amount of work, for me? It was. I am seriously out of shape. I know I am going to be achy, achy tomorrow but it was worth every minute of it. It is hard not to take granted everything we have, and we do have so much to be thankful for, but sometimes it takes something as simple as planting flowers with the family to make us realize just how much we do have. I don't look too far into the future right now, instead choosing to concentrate on the here and the now. If time is shorter than I expected at least I will have a smile on my face and in my heart because of the pretty darn nice life I have lived.
I should be asleep right now because tomorrow I am painting the front door! Woohoo. At least I can do part of that sitting down. :wink:
Have a wonderful Sunday Tadpoles. We'll see ya' on the flipside.