time flies when you’re doing what you love

October 18, 2021

my thoughts for today
yard work

I know I’m late in posting today…I got busy working on the walkway to the deck. I’ve got more work to do, obviously, but I’m getting there. I worked for two hours today, but it honestly didn’t feel like two hours. And considering I slept til after 9 this morning, just pushed everything later.

I’m a little achy, but that’s ok! Being able to get outside and get something done feels oh so good. It’s been a month since I’ve been able to do anything! So, I am very happy!

Remember how the grass was all overgrown before? It’s all gone now!! The brown spots/dirt is going to be filled in, hopefully next week. I’ll have to get more rock though…my son and I went to Home Depot and got five bags. I honestly didn’t think it would take five bags to do what I did, but it is what it is! Two bags pretty much went in the area where the water dish/Kokopeli/dump truck are. Then I trenched out between what rock I had already put down and the grassy area and put the hose to it. I wanted to rinse some of the dirt away, but also see where the water ran to.

I had to put some rock down to make a hump of sorts, to keep water from running back in front of the steps. I know it’s hard to see, but the hump is pretty much where the sun is shining [on the rock], all the way back to the grass line. As I work more on it, I should be able to keep the water from pooling at the bottom of the steps. Or at least make it so as soon as it stops pouring down rain, it runs off and away – which it pretty much does now anyway.

Weekend photos:

I didn’t really do a whole lot over the weekend, besides rest. I was feeling pretty much 100 by Friday, but I didn’t want to over do it. I brought the rest of my shelf-sitting houseplants in because it got cool – 45 degrees cool, and one hanging plant. Throughout the week, I’ll be bringing the rest of my hanging plants in.

I took the moon and morning glory photos last night. I knew the morning glory wouldn’t be open because it was night time, but I like the way they turned out with the flash.

According to the wooly bear caterpillar we are going to have a harsh beginning to the winter. We shall see, wooly bear, we shall see! I captured a photo a few weeks ago of one that had hardly any black on it – but it may have really been too early to make any predictions with it. Or it may not have been a true wooly bear, I’m not sure.

Katydid

The bugs and critters are alive and happy, for the time being anyway, getting ready for winter, what it means for them…

Did she just lose dinner? Or did she just throw it away? I think it’s the later…

Sorry the video is short. I know it’s not the best, but it will have to do. I took one just before this, almost 45 seconds long but nothing happened. I stopped for a few seconds and could tell she was getting ready to pounce, so I started recording again. Glad I did! You might want to watch it a couple times…

The First Fire of the Season

We did light a fire last night. It was cool inside and out, and I didn’t want it to get too cool overnight. Especially since I’m finally over the head/chest cold I had. I put a log on it before I went to bed then just let it burn out. It was a damp, chilly weekend, and the sun hardly shone at all, so it was naturally kind of cool in here yesterday. It’s supposed to be in the seventies and no or little rain the rest of the week, so we should be good to go.

That was my weekend! How was yours? I hope it was good!

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I have no interest
in an ordinary life

Hope you have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!!

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You can have everything in this world and still have nothing.
Or you can have little and have it all…

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I was browsing on Pinterest one day and came across this…and thought it was pretty cool. Looks like it’s made from a cheap, collapsible strainer, bottle caps and small o-rings. A key ring, fishing line, beads and some kind of small metal thingamajig finish it off. If you’re artsy, I’m sure you can figure it out.

I just might try, once I finish my photo-slide lampshade. That I’ve been working on for forever!

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The struggle you’re facing is a test to see if you’re truly committed to the life you say you want.

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take care
stay safe
much love

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