Friday, April 27, 2012

Blog-FUNK here~

My front yard pink azaleas
Definition of a funk - lack of motivation and low energy ( concerning blogs).
Been going through another funk about blogging. I mean how many posts are possible about my own garden, trips to Charleston,and antique paintings can I do that will not bore my readers ? And basically taking the same photograph, just on different years. I feel too many pictures/writing of the same subject is boring.
Considering if my blog has run its course , or simply only blogging about different topics on a monthly basis or every other month.
Not trying to get any ' Oh, please don't stop blogging comments", just re-assessing. Will consider it all and be back another time,
take good care all of you,

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hey SOUL Sister~by Train

Been busy taking pics for ebay listings, now heading out to take Miss Maxine for a walk around the neighborhood. Everyone enjoy your day and tap along or dance to this song on your way~

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Reminder of the GIFT of Life:

Found this on one of my daughter's friend's( Heather) facebook page , I have read some similar to this. Always a good reminder.
Life isn't fair, but its still good. When in doubt, just take the next small step (or better yet, Don't*). Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. You job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Pay off your credit card every month. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. Its OK to get angry with God he can take it. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up your present. It's OK to let your children see you cry. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. It's never to late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. Burn candles, use the nice sheets, wear fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. Over prepare, then go with the flow. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. The most important sex organ is the brain. No one is in charge of your happiness. Frame every so-called disaster with these five words "in fives years, will this matter?' Always choose life. Forgive everyone everything. What other people think of you is none of your business. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. Believe in miracles. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did you didn't do. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. Growing old beats the alternative, dying young. Your children only get one childhood. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. Get outside everyday. Miracles are waiting everywhere. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's we would grab ours back. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. The best is yet to come...
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. Yield. Life isn't tied with a bow, but its still a gift.
*added by moi

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Finally Got the YARDLady to Work~

It has been a hectic few days in the yard, finally got the slack-yardlady( moi), out to work in her garden. Nice posed shot above , taken by my son, before we got to work kicking some weed-behind in my garden.

 Let me tell you folks, it's not pretty...lookee here,
Yes, this is an actual picture of my weed-garden. Sick right, and there is more...
Terrible, downright embarrassing.
Yes, a gardener does live here, but one that should be fired.
Tisktisk, but I do have a few good excuses. See if you buy these..
Torn rotator cuffs, yes TWO torn rotator cuffs( shoulder injuries) , courtesy of Maxine , whose leash is glistening in the sun, and also from packing large heavy paintings.
2nd excuse, bad back.
3rd excuse, chronic hamstring injury.
Do any of those make you understand or feel sorry for me? If not, don't worry, you are in good company as my garden is FED up with me.
I knew it, my garden knew it, my soul/psyche knew it. I HAD to get crackin' out there. And I did.
Plus I was really smart and hired my Hercules older son to help me again.
Thank God for youth and muscles.
Now look at it...
Not many flowers yet, but weeded, and re-mulched. Sore back, sore hands, happier with garden.
Sarah's garden is up front, and do you see the sand-heart I made in there?
Made with the heart rocks from my porch, Edisto beach sand, which was our favorite place, and seashells from Edisto.
I will buy flowers soon for here.
Still considering a new fountain, don't like this one very much. The trumpet vine bloomed a few weeks ago, let me show you how it looked...
Happy trumpet vine over the arbor, which is being invaded by a climbing rose that I can't get rid of.
This climbing rose has been growing ever so secretly inside my trupetvine. I thought I got rid of it 3 years ago. It used to get black spot so bad that I dug it up and got rid of it. Or so I thought.
Roses are sneaky.
Sarah's front garden here has some decor that many would think tacky, but they are ' things' that make me think of her, or make me think she would smile. So in the garden they go. the EB on the sign is for Edisto Beach, a magnet decal they were sold out of when we went here last together. I told her we would get her one next time we went,as they were sold out that day. There was no next time.
Seize the moment people.
On my hands and knees weeding this path for a long time, Maxine was bored, but happy I was outside.
Listened to my fountain trickling while I worked around it. Saw so many of my perennials coming up, good thing.
Birds were chirping and singing all around.

So much more to do, but less now than before.
More flowers I need to plant in all my planters, front and back.
 It was close to 85 degrees today, with high humidity. Not much fun outside working when it gets so hot.
My garden likes me more again though, I can tell.
later gators,